Monday, November 21, 2016

Nuggets lose to No. 25 Carroll (Mont.) in overtime

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Cassidy Hashley scored half the points during an overtime run which carried NAIA No. 25 Carroll (Mont.) to a 59-52 women's basketball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana at the Las Vegas Shootout Saturday.

After the teams were tied at 46 at the end of regulation, Hashley opened overtime with a basket at 4:06. Her next basket, at 2:20, gave the Saints a 54-46 lead and capped an 8-0 surge.

Hashley was one of two Saints to produce double-doubles and reach 20 rebounds. Hashley had 19 points and 22 rebounds, and Hannah Dean had 11 points and 20 rebounds. Hashley's rebounds are the most by a XULA individual opponent since Realia Davis of Nicholls State grabbed the same amount in 1984.

Terriel Ross had a career-high 14 points and was the only double-figure scorer for the Gold Nuggets (3-4), who dropped their fourth in a row and their second in this event. Aliyah Bell scored nine points, all on first-half 3-pointers, and Essence Wells scored a career-best eight points. Kelsee Singleton grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.

XULA led 25-20 at halftime. Both teams led in the final five minutes of regulation, and Mikaela Olson's 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime.

Both teams shot less than 30 percent from the floor. Carroll (5-0) outrebounded the Nuggets 63-43 and made 24-of-31 free throws to the Nuggets' 2-of-10.

XULA, which lost Friday to NAIA No. 7 Lewis-Clark State, will play its third and final game of this event at 1:30 p.m. PST Sunday against unranked Rocky Mountain.


Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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