High-gear Gold Rush win home opener by 35
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana shot well and spread the wealth Wednesday in a 92-57 men’s basketball victory against Carver.
The Gold Rush (2-1) shot 54.5 percent from the floor had five double-figure scorers, led by Rayshawn Mart with 20 points, Ed Carter with 17 and Virgil Davison with 15.
Carter’s 3-pointer with 6:29 remaining gave XULA its largest lead, 85-47. The junior guard was dominant everywhere; he also had six rebounds, seven assists, no turnovers and three steals in 17 minutes.
Freshman Cameron Wells was 6-of-6 from the floor and scored 12 points for XULA, and Cameron Dumas had 10 points, six assists and three steals.
Rayford Washington scored 21 points and Terrance Boykin 14 for Carver. The game was the Cougars’ opener.
Attendance was 1,261 for the home opener. XULA produced its most points since 2014 and largest winning margin since 2009 in a home opener.
XULA will travel to Alabama to play the University of Mobile at 4 p.m. Saturday.
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