XULA downs LeMoyne-Owen, 72-60

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Cory Wells and Xavier Reaves had 17 points and 11 rebounds apiece Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 72-60 men’s basketball homecoming victory against LeMoyne-Owen at XULA’s Convocation Center.

Wells also had three assists, two blocks and two steals, and Reaves had two assists, a block and a steal.

The Gold Rush (2-0) outshot the Magicians 44.4 to 36.1 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 45-30. Jeremy Lindsey scored 13 points for XULA.

Gjerard Wilson scored 13 points for LeMoyne-Owen, an NCAA Division II team which played the game as an exhibition.

XULA led 36-35 at halftime, then pulled away and led 66-49 when Wells passed to Reaves for a basket with 4:51 remaining.

The Gold Rush lost 68-60 at LeMoyne-Owen in an exhibition for both teams one week earlier.

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