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Gold Nuggets rout Texas College for 3rd straight victory
November 23, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — Andraquay Quinnine, Whitney Gaston-Loyd and Chelsea Broussard scored 10 points apiece Friday to lead NAIA No. 11 Xavier University of Louisiana in an 84-39 women's basketball victory against Texas College in the Xavier Classic at the Convocation Center.
     The Gold Nuggets (5-1) won both their games in this event and extended their win streak to three games.
     Quinnine and Broussard scored six points apiece to lead Xavier to a 33-20 halftime advantage. The Nuggets scored the first 13 points of the second half, five by SiMon Franklin. The final margin was the largest of the game.
     Gaston-Loyd, who played nine minutes, made all five of her field-goal attempts.
     Xavier outshot the Lady Steers (1-4, 1-1 Xavier Classic) 39.5 to 27.5 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 55-30. Reserve guard Talon Hixon grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and was one of three XU players with three steals.
     Carmen Holcombe had eight points and five rebounds for Xavier, and Danielle Tucker had seven points, six rebounds and a season-best five assists.
     Shirley McGowen scored 12 points, including 8-of-11 free throws, for Texas College. Jasmine Becks scored eight.
     It was the third time this season and the second consecutive game that Xavier allowed fewer than 40 points.
     In the other Xavier Classic college games Friday, Tuskegee defeated Langston 76-62, and Wiley beat Dillard 73-64. Wiley also finished 2-0 in the event. In high school games, Helen Cox defeated Terrebonne 61-48, and Warren Easton beat University 68-50.
     Xavier will play Mobile at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Convocation Center. It will be the Gold Nuggets' seventh consecutive home game.


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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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