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Gold Rush win at Voorhees, improve to 2-0 in GCAC
January 6, 2014

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     DENMARK, S.C. — Sophomore guard Morris Wright, one of four double-figure scorers, had 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals Monday to lead NAIA No. 25 Xavier University of Louisiana in a 70-51 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory against Voorhees.
     The Gold Rush (12-4, 2-0) have won three straight and 7-of-8, including five road victories.
     Wright was 5-of-9 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the line in 37 minutes. It was the 12th time this season he scored in double figures.
     Wright leads the Gold Rush this season with 13.8 points and 3.4 assists per game.
     Xavier Rogers scored 16 points, Sydney Coleman 15 and RJ Daniels 11 for Xavier. Coleman grabbed eight rebounds, and Daniels had a career-high-tying seven rebounds for the second consecutive game. Rogers grabbed six rebounds and made both his 3-point attempts.
     James Williams scored 15 points for Voorhees (5-7, 1-1).
     Xavier outshot the Tigers 56.4 to 35.4 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 33-22. The Gold Rush shot 68.8 percent in the second half.
     Coleman scored nine points and Wright seven to lead the Gold Rush to a 31-23 halftime advantage.
     Voorhees is a first-year member of the GCAC.
     Xavier will play GCAC and city rival SUNO at 5 p.m. Saturday at XU's Convocation Center. It will be Xavier's first home game after six in a row on the road.


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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