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Joseph rallies Gold Rush past Edward Waters in 2nd half
January 5, 2013

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     JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wanto Joseph scored 18 points Saturday and led a second-half rally which carried NAIA No. 16 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 67-58 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory against Edward Waters.
     It was the conference opener for both teams. Xavier, the defending GCAC regular-season co-champion, is 13-3 and has won 7-of-8 on the road. Edward Waters is 2-8.
     Joseph, a 5-foor-9 senior guard from New Orleans and a graduate of O. Perry Walker High School, has scored in double figures in every game this season. He accounted for all the points — scoring 10 and assisting on a pair of 2-pointers — during a 14-0 run which lasted 5 minutes and turned a 52-47 deficit into a 61-52 lead with 47 seconds remaining. Jospeh scored 14 second-half points.
     Denzell Erves had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier — his third consecutive double-double, his 10th of the season and 17th of his career — Renard Smith scored a career-high 14 points, and Anthony Simmons had 10 points and seven rebounds.
     Xavier trailed 32-28 at halftime. Smith, Simmons and Erves scored six points each for the Rush in the first half.
     Nathaniel Hill scored 19 points, 14 in the first half, for the Tigers.
     Xavier outshot Edward Waters 48.9 to 41.4 percent from the floor — 48 to 28.6 percent in the second half — and outrebounded the Tigers 33-29. Xavier made six 3-pointers — Smith had a career-high three, and freshman reserve RJ Daniels made 2-of-3.
     It was the second time this season the Gold Rush won after trailing at halftime. It was the first time the Rush accomplished that on an opponent's court since December 2010. Xavier won its GCAC opener for the third consecutive season
     Xavier will remain on the road and play Talladega at 7 p.m. Monday. The next Rush home game will start at 5 p.m. next Saturday against Tougaloo in XU's new Convocation Center.


 

 
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WJ 22a2112a RS 2 AS 2 06:17 FG MADE by Derrick DAVIS (EWC) assisted by Leonardo DAVIS (52-47) 5 05:55 FG MADE by Wanto Joseph (XUL) (52-49) 3 05:46 FG missed by Nathaniel HILL (EWC) rebounded by Denzell Erves (XUL) 05:24 3pt FG missed by Renard Smith (XUL) rebounded by Dylan WATTS (EWC) 04:56 FG missed by Jermonte BUSH (EWC) rebounded by Olivier Siewe (XUL) 04:50 FG MADE by Wanto Joseph (XUL) (52-51) 1 04:48 TIMEOUT called by XUL 04:27 FG missed by Odayne CLARKE (EWC) offensive Team rebound by EWC 04:22 FG missed by Dylan WATTS (EWC) rebounded by Denzell Erves (XUL) 04:03 Foul (offensive) called on Anthony Simmons (XUL) 03:41 FG missed by Odayne CLARKE (EWC) offensive Team rebound by EWC 03:41 Foul called on Anthony Simmons (XUL) 03:41 Nathaniel HILL (EWC) missed the front side of the Bonus Free Throw 03:41 rebounded by Denzell Erves (XUL) 03:31 FG MADE by Renard Smith (XUL) assisted by Wanto Joseph (52-53) -1 03:08 FG missed by Nathaniel HILL (EWC) rebounded by Dylan WATTS (EWC) 02:55 3pt FG missed by Jermonte BUSH (EWC) defensive Team rebound by XUL 02:55 SUB: Darion GREEN (EWC) in for Dylan WATTS 02:44 FG MADE by Wanto Joseph (XUL) (52-55) -3 02:21 FG missed by Jermonte BUSH (EWC) rebounded by Denzell Erves (XUL) 02:17 Foul called on Darion GREEN (EWC) 02:17 Wanto Joseph (XUL) MADE the front side of the Bonus Free Throw (52-56) -4 02:17 Wanto Joseph (XUL) MADE the back side of the Bonus Free Throw (52-57) -5 01:48 3pt FG missed by Odayne CLARKE (EWC) defensive Team rebound by XUL 01:48 SUB: Derrick DAVIS (EWC) in for Odayne CLARKE 01:30 FG missed by Nick Haywood (XUL) offensive Team rebound by XUL 01:27 TIMEOUT called by XUL 01:20 Foul (offensive) called on Denzell Erves (XUL) 01:01 Turnover by Leonardo DAVIS (EWC) Stolen by Wanto Joseph (XUL) 00:58 FG MADE by Wanto Joseph (XUL) fouled by Darion GREEN (EWC) (52-59) -7 00:58 Wanto Joseph (XUL) missed the 1 shot Free Throw 00:58 rebounded by Jermonte BUSH (EWC) 00:52 Turnover by Jermonte BUSH (EWC) Stolen by Wanto Joseph (XUL) 00:47 FG MADE by Anthony Simmons (XUL) assisted by Wanto Joseph (52-61) -9