Xavier defeats Dillard at Classic

The Blue Devils and LadyBlue Devils both were defeatedJan. 24 by Xavier’s Gold Rushand Gold Nuggets in the AllstateSugar Bowl CrosstownClassic at New Orleans Arena.The boys lost 59-47, and thegirls 60-55.More than 4,300 people attendedthe Crosstown Classic,which included performancesby Xavier’s cheerleaders and localartists, to witness the BlueDevils’ seventh straight loss tothe Gold Rush and the LadyBlue Devils’ ninth straight lossto the Gold Nuggets.Syrena Edwards led Dillard(5-14 overall, 1-6 GCAC)with nine points and a careerhighof 10 rebounds. GuyleneNsiewe added eight points, andMeaquell Lewis added seven tothe scoreboard. Chayla Greenpicked up a career-high of 14rebounds.Shayla Boyd led the GoldNuggets (14-5, 5-2) with 16points, and Brittany Powell added15 points to defeat the LadyBlue Devils 59-47.Cornice Wingate made fivethree-pointers and led the Dillardmen (7-10, 4-3) with 22points.Autrail Manning added 10points, and the Blue Devils’leading scorer for the season,David Manning, scored seven.The game against the GoldRush was tied at 48 with 4:55left until Kelechi Okoroha, withan overall score of 19 pointsand 12 rebounds, made a 3-pointer with 4:42 remaining togive Xavier (13-6, 5-2) a 51-48lead. The Gold Rush defeatedthe Blue Devils 60-55.