McWright’s late basket lifts Langston over Dillard

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NEW ORLEANS — Ri’Kell McWright’s basket with nine seconds remaining Thursday lifted Langston to a 67-66 women’s basketball victory against Dillard in the opening game of the Xavier Classic.

McWright, a senior guard, did not start but had game highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Lions (2-1).

After McWright’s score, the Lady Bleu Devils (6-2) missed a pair of shots, including a Shaelynn Moore 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Reagan Widener scored 21 points for Langston, and Akia Frett had 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Moore had 20 points and four steals for Dillard. Adriiana Jackson scored 14 points, Keona Favis had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Alyssa Washington scored 10.

The teams were tied at 33 at halftime after Langston led 17-6 late in the first period. Dillard led by five twice in the third quarter and took its final lead on Moore’s 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining.

Langston outshot Dillard 51.9 to 37.5 percent from the floor. Dillard was plus-12 in turnovers, committing 14 and gaining 26. The loss was the Lady Bleu Devils’ second in a row after six straight victories to open the season.

On Friday, Dillard will play LSU-Shreveport at 1 p.m., and Xavier University of Louisiana will play Langston at 5 p.m. A girls high school game between East St. John and Ellender will tip off at 3 p.m. XULA defeated LSUS 69-61 in the second game Thursday.

Date: 11/24/2016          Arena: Convocation Center
Time: 5:01 pm             City, State: New Orleans, LA                      

VISITOR: Langston (2-1)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S    MIN
22 Dickerson, Kaylyn    F  2   2  0   0  1   2   0   5   5  3  5  0  2  2  1  15:15
34 Lewis, Che'Ron       F  3   4  0   0  1   2   1   4   5  3  7  1  5  1  1  27:28
 1 Frett, Akia          G  5  10  0   3  0   1   1   5   6  4 10  7  8  0  1  40:00
 5 Climpson, Destiny    G  0   3  0   3  0   0   0   1   1  1  0  0  1  0  0  20:38
32 Widener, Reagan      G  9  15  2   3  1   2   0   4   4  0 21  3  4  0  1  38:49
 3 McWright, Ri'Kell       9  15  1   1  4   6   3   9  12  3 23  2  5  1  1  33:23
10 Brox, Calynne           0   1  0   1  1   2   1   0   1  0  1  0  0  0  0   8:00
21 Betts, Kennady          0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  2  0  0  0  0  0   4:23
24 Strong, Alexandra       0   2  0   2  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  1  0  0  0   5:57
30 Anderson, Nyesha        0   2  0   0  0   0   0   3   3  0  0  0  1  0  0   6:07
TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0          
Team Totals               28  54  3  13  8  15   6  31  37 17 67 14 26  4  5    200

Total FG%  - 1st: 15/29  0.517  2nd:  13/25 0.520  Game:  0.519         Deadball
3-PT FG%   - 1st:  2/9   0.222  2nd:   1/4  0.250  Game:  0.231         Rebounds
Total FT%  - 1st:  1/4   0.250  2nd:  7/11  0.636  Game:  0.533           (4,6) 

HOME: Dillard (6-2)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS  
NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S    MIN
45 Favis, Keona         F  5  12  0   0  3   5   5   4   9  4 13  1  1  0  1  31:39
 1 Lumar, Shantrell     G  1   3  0   0  0   0   0   1   1  1  2  3  0  0  1  22:25
 3 Moore, Shaelynn      G  8  21  3  12  1   2   2   0   2  2 20  2  4  0  4  31:46
11 Jackson, Adriiana    G  6  10  1   2  1   2   1   3   4  0 14  3  2  0  1  32:53
32 Washington, Alyssa   G  4   9  2   3  0   0   1   4   5  3 10  4  2  0  0  30:23
 4 McDonald, Alexia        0   1  0   0  0   2   0   4   4  0  0  0  3  0  1  12:01
00 Verrett, Chelsea        0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  1  0  0  0   1:52
23 Norris, Daizha          0   4  0   1  0   0   0   1   1  4  0  0  0  0  0   9:52
31 Taylor, Lauren          0   2  0   1  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  1  1  0  0   6:51
34 Ephrom, Destiny         2   6  0   0  1   1   0   2   2  2  5  0  1  0  0  10:09
35 Collins, Makeedah       1   4  0   1  0   0   1   2   3  2  2  2  0  0  1  10:09
TEAM REBOUNDS                                    1   1   2           0          
Team Totals               27  72  6  20  6  12  11  22  33 19 66 17 14  0  9    200

Total FG%  - 1st: 13/34  0.382  2nd:  14/38 0.368  Game:  0.375         Deadball
3-PT FG%   - 1st:  3/10  0.300  2nd:  3/10  0.300  Game:  0.300         Rebounds
Total FT%  - 1st:  4/8   0.500  2nd:   2/4  0.500  Game:  0.500           (3,1) 

Technical Fouls: LU (0)  
               : DU (0)  

OFFICIALS      : Sterling Higgins   Jake Regal   Robert Brown
ATTENDANCE     : 378

SCORE BY PERIODS              1st    2nd    3rd    4th   TOTAL 
                    Langston   19     14     20     14     67  
                     Dillard   11     22     17     16     66  

Last FG: Langston 4th-00:09, Dillard 4th-01:08
Largest lead: Langston by 11 1st-01:22, Dillard by 5 3rd-07:02
Score tied: 5 times, Lead changed: 10 times
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Ed Cassiere

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Sports Information Director, Xavier University of Louisiana

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