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Gold Nuggets roll past Carey, grab 2-game lead in GCAC
January 23, 2010

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     NEW ORLEANS — Brittany Powell scored 27 points Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 71-46 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over William Carey.
     The Gold Nuggets (13-5 overall, 6-0 GCAC) won their sixth in a row and took a two-game lead in the conference over four teams, including William Carey.
     Powell was 11-of-15 from the floor and made 5-of-6 free throws in 28 minutes. She has scored 56 points the past two games. Her 29 at Mobile on Thursday and her 27 against Carey are the top two single-game performances by a Xavier female in six seasons.
     Christina Warren scored 14 points, 10 in the second half, for Xavier.
     Consuela Tucker scored 15 points, Alisha Mason 12 and Hope Swindle 11 for William Carey (7-8, 4-2). The Nuggets limited All-GCAC guard Kim Lewis to seven points and 2-of-9 from the floor in 38 minutes.
     The Nuggets led 37-25 at halftime. Mason's 3-pointer with 11:01 remaining cut Xavier's lead to 45-37, but the Nuggets answered with a 20-3 run during the next seven minutes.
     In the first half Carey spent 5 minutes with the lead and held its biggest advantage, 10-5, after Tucker's basket at 14:54.
     Xavier outshot Carey 43 to 39 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Lady Saders 39-31. Xavier continued its free-throw success, making 15-of-18 to improve to 80 percent in eight January games.
     Xavier has won 50 of its past 52 GCAC games at The Barn.
     Xavier's next game will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday at The Barn against city opponent Loyola, the three-time defending GCAC regular-season champion.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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