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Ronolo's 3-point play helps Holy Names top Texas College
November 24, 2011

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     NEW ORLEANS — Britni Ronolo scored a season-high 21 points, including a 3-point play with 15 seconds remaining, to help Holy Names earn a 63-59 women's basketball victory Thursday against Texas College in the second game of the Xavier Classic.
     Ronolo, a senior center, was fouled while scoring on an offensive rebound, then made a free throw to give the Hawks (4-7) a 62-59 advantage. Myesha Carrington missed two free throws for Texas College (0-5) on the next possession, then Annie Mahoney made the first of two free throws with three seconds remaining to clinch the victory.
     The Lady Steers took their final lead, 57-56, when Sekeya Roberson made two free throws with 1:36 remaining. Danika Potestio's 3-pointer gave the Hawks a 59-57 lead with 53 seconds remaining, then Shirley McGowen scored eight seconds later to tie the score.
     Souljah Evans scored 13 points for Holy Names, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
     Adrienne Davis scored a season-best 13 points, all in the second half, for Texas College. Roberson scored a season-high-tying 11, and McGowen had 10. Roberson had nine rebounds and five steals, but she also committed 11 of the Lady Steers' 41 turnovers.
     Holy Names committed 35 turnovers. Neither team shot well from the floor — the Hawks finished at 32.9 percent and the Lady Steers at 30.8.
     Holy Names led 28-20 at halftime. Texas College grabbed its biggest lead, 50-46, when Ashli Smith made the second of two free throws with 6:18 remaining. There were five ties and five lead changes thereafter.
     It was the first time this season that the Hawks allowed fewer than 68 points.
     On Friday Texas College will play Tuskegee at 2 p.m., and Holy Names will play NAIA No. 16 Xavier at 6 p.m. in a PSBlive.com webcast.


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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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