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Nuggets lose to Oklahoma Baptist in Capital City Classic
November 28, 2013

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     OKLAHOMA CITY — After a halftime tie, Oklahoma Baptist pulled away for a 75-46 women's basketball victory Thursday against Xavier University of Louisiana in the opening game of the Capital City Classic.
     The Lady Bison (6-1), ranked 23rd in NAIA Division I, won their fifth in a row.
     Paige Gauthier scored nine points and Vinnie Briggs eight for the Gold Nuggets (4-3), ranked 15th in the NAIA.
     Jalissa Council scored a career-high 24 points, 15 in the second half, for Oklahoma Baptist. Elisabeth Daniels scored 17 points, and Charity Fowler had 11.
     Xavier trailed 20-15 after Zbeyda Aremi's layup for OBU at 5:54 of the first half, but the Nuggets got five points from Briggs to rally for a halftime tie at 28. Xavier took its final lead, 27-26, on Chelsea Broussard's layup with 36 seconds remaining.
     Oklahoma Baptist scored the first seven points of the second half and led 46-32 after Council's 3-point play with 13:43 remaining.
     The Lady Bison outshot the Gold Nuggets 50 to 32.1 percent from the floor — 65.4 to 25.9 percent in the second half — and outrebounded them 47-29.
     Xavier will play NAIA No. 2 Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Friday in the final game of this event. Oklahoma City defeated Langston 102-58 in Thursday's second 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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