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Mobile defeats LSU-Shreveport in Xavier Classic
December 31, 2013

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     NEW ORLEANS — Raven Lyons scored 17 points Tuesday to lead Mobile to a 66-54 women's basketball victory against LSU-Shreveport in the Xavier Classic.
     Both teams finished 1-1 in the four-team event. Faulkner played Xavier in the final game.
     Molly Speed and Deonica McCormick scored 12 points apiece for the Lady Rams (8-3), and Jakela Johnson had 10 points and nine rebounds. Speed made four of Mobile's six 3-pointers.
     Shanovia Gamblin had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Lady Pilots (9-3), and Byroneshia Santiago had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
     Mobile never trailed. After a tie at 2, Johnson's basket at 16:59 put the Lady Rams ahead to stay. Mobile led 35-27 at halftime — Lyons scored 11 points in the first half — and maintained a double-digit lead for the final 12:42.
     Both teams shot 34 percent from the floor, but Mobile made five more field goals than LSUS and made two more 3-pointers. Mobile committed 13 turnovers and gained 22.
     It was the first meeting between the schools since both were members of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in 2009-10. Mobile leads the series 12-4.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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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