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Gold Nuggets beat Mobile for fourth consecutive victory
November 27, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — SiMon Franklin scored 15 points Tuesday to lead NAIA No. 11 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 58-53 women's basketball victory against Mobile at the Convocation Center.
     The Gold Nuggets (6-1), who have a four-game win streak, led for the final 33 minutes.
     Franklin scored in double figures for the second time this season and the first time in five games. She also had four assists and a season-high five steals. Franklin scored nine points in the second half.
     Danielle Tucker and Paige Gauthier scored nine points apiece for Xavier, and Carmen Holcombe grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds. Gauthier made both her 3-point attempts.
     Shontae Dillon scored 16 points and Briana Edwards 13 for Mobile (3-5), which dropped its third in a row.
     Mobile led 8-2 through four minutes, then Xavier outscored the Lady Rams 16-5 over the next four minutes. Chelsea Broussard's two free throws capped the run and gave the Nuggets an 18-13 lead at 12:07.
     Xavier led 33-30 at halftime — Franklin, Gauthier, Tucker and Andraquay Quinnine scored six points apiece in the first half — and Gauthier's basket with 12:45 remaining gave Xavier its biggest lead, 46-34.
     Mobile outshot Xavier 48.9 to 36.8 percent from the floor — the sixth consecutive game the Nuggets shot less than 40 percent — but the Nuggets had advantages of 41-21 in rebounds and 28-6 in bench points.
     Xavier has won 46 of its past 49 home games, including 6-of-7 this season in its new home facility.
     Xavier's next game will start at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 against city rival Loyola at the Convocation Center. It will be the Nuggets' final home game of the fall semester.


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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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