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Carruthers leads Wiley in Xavier Classic rout of Tuskegee
November 22, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — Aliesha Carruthers scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half Thursday, leading Wiley to an 88-62 women's basketball victory against Tuskegee in the opening game of the Xavier Classic at Xavier University of Louisiana's new Convocation Center.
     Carruthers scored 11 points in the first five minutes to give the Wildcats (5-1) an 18-10 lead. Wiley led 55-33 at halftime and 80-45 after Kyniddia Purdy's basket with 7:09 remaining.
     Carruthers finished 9-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line in 21 minutes and scored in double figures for the sixth time in as many games. Purdy scored a season-high 14 points, Danisha Shaw 12 and Chinwendu Mbah and Jean Spears 10 apiece for Wiley, an NAIA member. Latika Smith had 10 of the Wildcats' 29 assists. Mbah blocked four shots and had three steals.
     Tuskegee (1-3), and NCAA Division II member, had no double-figure scorers. Amelia Dorton scored nine points for the Tigerettes, and Torreece Maxey had eight points, 11 rebounds, three assists and five blocked shots.
     Wiley outshot Tuskegee 47.9 to 42.4 percent from the floor and had a 29-4 advantage in points off turnovers. The Wildcats gained 37 turnovers, 19 on steals. Ten Wiley players had steals, led by Kayla Brown's four.
     On Friday, Tuskegee will play Langston at 11 a.m., and Wiley will play Dillard at 6 p.m.


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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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