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She is Young, but she also is GCAC Player of the Week

 Brandi Young

Brandi Young


     January 31, 2011


     NEW ORLEANS — In a program where many share the work, it makes sense that Brandi Young is the sixth this season from Xavier University of Louisiana to be chosen Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball.
     Young, a 5-foot-6 junior guard from Memphis, Tenn., and a graduate of East High School, averaged 13.5 points, two rebounds, two assists, 1.5 steals and shot 53 percent from the floor, 50 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the line during the Gold Nuggets' 2-0 week. Saturday she scored 19 points — 6-of-8 from the floor, 3-of-3 on 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws — in a 64-47 win at SUNO that handed the Lady Knights

their first loss of the season. Five days earlier she made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 59 seconds remaining as Xavier rallied from 15 down in the second half for a 48-47 home victory against Mobile.
     The other Gold Nuggets to win the award this season are Keldra Hall (twice), Jasmine Grant, Carmen Holcombe, Jazmoné Kelly and Christina Warren.
     Young, the only Gold Nugget to start every game this season, ranks fourth on the team with 6.8 points per game and second with 2.7 assists. She's also a nominee for Heritage Sports Radio Network's HBCU Division II Player of the Week. Fans can visit www.hsrn.com and vote for Young before 10 a.m. CST Wednesday. Xavier's Devin Andrew is a men's nominee this week too.
     Xavier, 19-4 and ranked 14th in NAIA Division I, will play Belhaven (17-5) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Barn. The men's game between Xavier and Belhaven will follow at 7:30.


 

 
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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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