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Lady Knights end Gold Nuggets' GCAC home win streak
January 14, 2013

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     NEW ORLEANS — Senior guard April Perry scored 26 points Monday — 18 in the second half — to lead SUNO to a 63-56 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over NAIA No. 9 Xavier University of Louisiana at XU's Convocation Center.
     The Lady Knights (8-2, 3-1 GCAC) ended the 23-game GCAC home win streak of the Gold Nuggets (12-4, 2-2). Xavier had not lost at home to a conference opponent since February 2009.
     Perry reached 25 points or more for the third consecutive game. Janee Morton scored 12 points for SUNO.
     SiMon Franklin scored 15 points and Whitney Gaston-Loyd 12 for Xavier.
     Xavier never led. After Chelsea Broussard's basket tied the score at 10, SUNO went ahead to stay by scoring nine of the next 10 points. The Lady Knights led 29-22 at halftime and held double-digit leads in both halves.
     Gaston-Loyd scored eight points during an 11-2 run which cut SUNO's lead to 56-52 with 1:32 remaining, but the Nuggets got no closer. SUNO made 7-of-8 free throws in the final 39 seconds.
     SUNO shot 44.2 percent from the floor and limited Xavier to a season-low 29.9 percent. It was a rare SUNO victory against Xavier, which leads the series 60-9 and entered the game with seven consecutive victories against their city rival. SUNO won at Xavier for the first time since 2007.
     Xavier is 0-4 this season when allowing 60 or more points in regulation.
     The Gold Nuggets' next game will start at 2 p.m. Saturday against Philander Smith at the Convocation Center. It will be the second game of a doubleheader, following an XU-Philander men's game which will tip off at noon.


 

 
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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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