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Gold Nuggets collect 39 turnovers, roll past Lady Steers
November 23, 2013

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     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana scoring more than half its points off turnovers, cruised Saturday to a 75-47 women's basketball victory against Texas College in the opener of a homecoming doubleheader.
     Whitney Gaston-Loyd had 12 points and a season-high eight rebounds for the Gold Nuggets (4-2), ranked 15th in NAIA Division I, and Whitney Gathright had 11 points and a career-best five steals.
     Xavier gained 39 turnovers, its most since January 2011, and converted them into 42 points.
     Janee Stevenson scored 13 points for the Lady Steers (0-7).
     Xavier outscored Texas College 11-2 in the first five minutes and led by double digits for the final 33 minutes. It was 40-26 at halftime, and the Gold Nuggets took their biggest lead, 71-36, on Kelsee Singleton's basket with 5:01 remaining.
     Xavier outscored Texas College 12-2 in the first seven minutes of the second half.
     Twelve of 13 Xavier players scored. Danielle Tucker had nine points and a career-high-tying four steals, Paige Gauthier and Chelsea Broussard scored eight points apiece, and freshman Jasmine Bush had a season-high seven points.
     Xavier outshot the Lady Steers 38.3 to 35.9 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 51-32. The Gold Nuggets grabbed 28 offensive rebounds and had 20 steals.
     Xavier's next two games will be against ranked NAIA teams — No. 23 Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday and No. 2 Oklahoma City on Friday — in the Capital City Classic at Oklahoma City. The Xavier Classic, a Thanksgiving event for the past seven seasons, has moved this year to the week after Christmas.


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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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