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Nuggets rally from 16 down to win at Georgetown (Ky.)
November 12, 2011

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     GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Senior center Keldra Hall scored eight points during a closing rally Saturday which lifted NAIA No. 16 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 79-76 women's basketball victory against host Georgetown in the Chick-fil-A Classic.
     The Gold Nuggets (3-1) trailed by 16 points late in the first half, 41-28 at halftime and 70-61 with 4:09 remaining before an 18-6 run in which they scored on their final eight possessions. Hall had a pair of 3-point plays during the rally, with the second putting Xavier ahead to stay at 71-70 with 1:54 remaining.
     "It's hard on the road," Xavier coach Bo Browder said. "But the Gold Nuggets know how to fight!"
     Hall finished with 10 points and five rebounds.Brandi Young scored 17 points — including 2-of-2 3-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws — Jasmine Grant scored 12 and Carmen Holcombe and Jessica Savannah had 11 apiece. Grant made 4-of-8 3-pointers. Holcombe added a career-high eight rebounds and Savannah, a freshman, did not miss any of her seven shots.
     Grant's final 3-pointer followed a Holcombe steal and gave Xavier a 74-70 lead with 1:42 remaining. Young made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 12 seconds.
     It was the first time in five years that the Nuggets won despite surrendering 75 or more points.
     Andrea Howard had 19 points and six rebounds for Georgetown (4-1). Mikkah Rogers scored a season-high 18 points. Jessica Waddle had 17 points and five rebounds, and Devon Golden had 10 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
     Howard scored 15 first-half points and passed to Waddle for a 3-pointer which gave the Tigers their biggest lead, 41-26, with 27 seconds remaining in the first half. Grant answered with a 3-pointer on the next possession.
     Georgetown outshot the Nuggets 39.6 to 35.3 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 46-35.


 

 
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