Women’s Basketball: Edward Waters 59, XULA 54

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Edward Waters built a 20-point first half lead Saturday and held on for a 59-54 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women’s basketball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.

The Lady Tigers (17-6, 4-3) got 16 points from Bianca Thornton to earn a regular-season split with the Gold Nuggets (13-9, 4-3).

Maya Trench had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Bianca Brown and Ireyon Keith scored 10 points apiece for XULA, which missed 14 free throws and was 0-of-11 on 3-pointers.

Jermisha Collins had 15 points and eight rebounds for Edward Waters, which led 33-18 at halftime, and Kadajah Allen had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Gold Nuggets will play Philander Smith at 5:30 p.m. Monday in a GCAC game at XULA’s Convocation Center.

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Ed Cassiere

Ed Cassiere

Sports Information Director, Xavier University of Louisiana

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