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Gold Nuggets throttle Dillard women in Bleu Devil Classic
January 30, 2010

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     NEW ORLEANS — Jazmoné Kelly scored 13 points Saturday, and Danielle Jones added a season-high 11 to lead NAIA No. 23 Xavier University of New Orleans to a 69-40 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Dillard in the Bleu Devil Classic at Lakefront Arena.
     The victory gives the Gold Nuggets (16-5 overall, 9-0 GCAC) their first nine-game winning streak since the 2004-05 season.
     Brittany Powell had 10 points and eight rebounds for Xavier, which led 30-14 at halftime and by as many as 35 points in the second half. Kelly and Jones combined for 19 points after halftime.
     Jessica Small led Dillard (8-11, 1-8) with seven points. The Lady Bleu Devils shot 22 percent from the floor and committed 30 turnovers in their biggest loss of the season.
     The Gold Nuggets produced 20 steals, with Jasmine Grant collecting five to tie her career high.
     Xavier recorded its biggest winning margin in this intracity series since February 1996. The Nuggets lead the series 51-19 and have won 10 of the past 11 meetings and 32 of the past 38.
     Dillard has lost six in a row and 10 of 12 after a 6-0 start.
     Both teams will begin the second half of their GCAC schedules with 5:30 p.m. games Thursday. Xavier will travel to Spring Hill, and Dillard will play host to William Carey. Xavier leads the GCAC by two games over LSU-Shreveport and three games over William Carey and three-time defending regular-season champion Loyola.

 

 
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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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