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Okoroha, Dumas lead Gold Rush rout of Wiley
For immediate release . . . December 31, 2006
Box Score

SHREVEPORT, La. — Kelechi Okoroha scored 17 of his career-high 22 points in the second half Sunday, and Shaun Dumas had a career-high-tying 13 assists to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 92-66 men's basketball victory against Wiley.

The Gold Rush (7-3) shot 58.5 percent from the floor for the second time this season and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Okoroha also had a career-high five assists and grabbed six rebounds. Olumide Olafioye and Alfred Williams scored 15 points apiece for Xavier. Mark Stewart scored 14, and Dannie Woods had 10.

Terrell Jacobs scored 30 points for Wiley (6-5). Hector Garza scored 12, and Tremaine Enoch had 11.

Xavier defeated Wiley for the second time in three games this season and avenged a 79-61 loss at Wiley on Dec. 6. The game was a late addition to both teams' schedules after the cancellation of the Hoopin' in Holidays Tournament at Los Angeles. That tournament, scheduled for Dec. 27-29, was scratched in late November.

The Gold Rush led 41-25 at halftime and held a double-digit lead the final 25 minutes. Xavier's points and winning margin were its largest of the season.

"That's probably the best we've played this season," Xavier Coach Dannton Jackson said.

Xavier will open its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schedule at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tougaloo. The Rush's next home game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday against Mobile in The Barn.

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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