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Gold Rush defeat Spring Hill in a Goode way, 65-59
January 13, 2014

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     NEW ORLEANS — Junior guard Anthony Goode scored a season-best 18 points Monday to lead NAIA No. 24 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 65-59 men's basketball victory against Spring Hill.
     The Gold Rush (14-4) have won five in a row, a season high.
     Goode, who did not start, reached double figures for the fifth time this season. He was 7-of-10 from the floor, made his only 3-point attempt and was 3-of-4 from the line in 22 minutes. Goode scored 11 second-half points.
     Lucas Martin-Julien had 12 points, four assists and three steals for Xavier, and Sydney Coleman, Xavier Rogers and Wesley Pluviose-Philip scored nine apiece. Pluviose, a freshman, grabbed 10 rebounds to reach double figures for the third time.
     Jackson Fos scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, for the Badgers (2-13). Jarrett Calhoun scored 11 points, and Alex Looney had nine.
     There were seven ties and 16 lead changes. Martin-Julien's basket with 3:57 remaining, part of a 7-0 run, but Xavier ahead to stay, 57-52.
     Spring Hill made nine 3-pointers to Xavier's one, but the Gold Rush had an 18-2 advantage in second-chance points and a 20-10 margin in points after turnovers. Xavier outshot the Badgers 48.1 to 46.7 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 32-23.
     Xavier committed nine turnovers, a season low, for the second consecutive game.
     Xavier led 31-28 at halftime after Goode and Coleman scored seven points apiece.
     The Gold Rush completed a two-game season sweep of Spring Hill and denied the Badgers a second consecutive victory against a ranked NAIA opponent. Xavier has won nine of its last 10 games overall and five straight at home.
     Xavier, 3-0 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, will continue a six-game home stand with a 5 p.m. GCAC game Saturday against Edward Waters.


 

 
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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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