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Gold Nuggets increase GCAC lead to three games
February 6, 2010

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     NEW ORLEANS — Brittany Powell scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to lead NAIA No. 23 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 54-47 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over LSU-Shreveport.
     The Gold Nuggets (18-5 overall, 11-0 GCAC) won their 11th in a row and increased their lead in the conference to three games over LSUS (15-4, 8-3), Loyola and Williiam Carey.
     Xavier trailed 13-8 in the seventh minute but took the lead for good, 20-17, on Jasmine Grant's 3-pointer at 6:32 of the first half. The Nuggets led 25-22 at halftime and secured the victory by making 7-of-7 free throws in the final 1:47.
     Powell was Xavier's only double-figure scorer.
     TiKandis Edwards had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Lady Pilots, and Sharday Cotton had 14 points and eight rebounds.
     Xavier outshot LSUS 38-36 percent from the floor, outscored the Lady Pilots 12-5 from the line and committed eight fewer turnovers. LSUS committed 18 of its 28 turnovers in the second half, and Xavier's Jasmine Grant had five steals after the break.


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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 teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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