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Gold Nuggets win by 46 in first game since break
January 5, 2011

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     NEW ORLEANS — Keldra Hall's 14 points and Danielle Kennebrew's career-high 13 Wednesday led NAIA No. 15 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 79-33 women's basketball victory over Dallas Christian.
     It was the first game in 18 days for both teams. Xavier is 13-3, and Dallas Christian is 1-17.
     Jazmoné Kelly scored 10 points for the Gold Nuggets, who won for the 101st time in their last 108 games at The Barn, and Ashley McGill had a career-best seven assists.
     Tomika Willis scored 11 points for Dallas Christian, which lost its sixth in a row.
     Xavier outshot the Lady Crusaders 48 to 27 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 48-23. Xavier committed 19 turnovers and gained 34. Kelly grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and Hall had seven.
     Xavier trailed 5-4 through three minutes, then used a 14-0 run to take the lead for good. The Gold Nuggets led 41-16 at halftime and took their biggest lead, 74-24, on Marchelle Jones' basket with 6:25 remaining.
     It was the 11th time in 16 games this season that Xavier allowed less than 50 points. The Gold Nuggets rank second in NAIA Division I in scoring defense.
     Xavier will play Concordia (Ala.) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Barn in the first game of a doubleheader between the schools. The Nuggets open January with four games in six days, including a trip to Belhaven on Saturday and a home contest Monday against William Carey.


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

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