Category: Xavier

Westmont sweeps Gold Nuggets out of NAIA nationals

  • December 5, 2019
  • By Ed Cassiere

Xavier University of Louisiana’s best-ever volleyball season ended Thursday when Westmont defeated the Gold Nuggets 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 in the NAIA National Championship Presented by Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront.

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Gold Rush defeats city rival Loyola in overtime

  • November 26, 2019
  • By Ed Cassiere

Nigel Allen’s two free throws with 1:22 remaining in overtime put Xavier University of Louisiana ahead to stay, and the Gold Rush held on for a 91-89 men’s basketball victory Tuesday against city rival Loyola.

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Rush rout Rams on road

  • November 23, 2019
  • By Ed Cassiere

Xavier University of Louisiana produced five double-figure scorers and set a school record for 3-point accuracy Saturday in an 80-65 men’s basketball victory against Huston-Tillotson.

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Irons, Pierce jump-start Nuggets to complete sweep of Lady Rams

  • November 22, 2019
  • By Ed Cassiere

AUSTIN, Texas — Abryhia Irons and Nahrie Pierce combined for 21 first-half points Friday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana in a 69-65 women’s basketball victory against Huston-Tillotson.
The Gold Nuggets (7-4) completed a two-game regular-season sweep of the Lady Rams (3-3), who lost 69-67 at XULA Nov. 11.
Irons and Pierce were a combined 8-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line — 11 points for Irons, 10 for Pierce — to lead the Gold Nuggets to a 41-26 halftime advantage. Huston-Tillotson rallied to tie the score at 52 on a Daizja Plummer 3-pointer at 2:36 of the third quarter, but Maya Trench answered with six points in an 8-1 run that put XULA ahead to stay.
Irons, a freshman, finished with 16 points, a game-high three steals and a game- and career-high nine rebounds. Nina German scored 12 points, and Pierce and Essence Wells scored 10 apiece.
Traeli Calhoun scored 18 points and Kayla Barber 17 for Huston-Tillotson.
XULA’s traditional Thanksgiving tournament will not be played this season. Next for the Gold Nuggets will be a 2 p.m. visit Nov. 30 to William Carey in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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