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Matthews, Whitmore lead Nuggets past Mobile
For immediate release . . . January 6, 2007
Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Dominee Matthews scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half Saturday, and Brittany Whitmore added a career-high 16 points to rally Xavier to a 73-60 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory against Mobile at The Barn.

Jarryn Cleaves scored 14 points and Erica Turnbull 10 for Xavier (10-5, 2-0 GCAC), which extended its winning streak in The Barn against conference opponents to 26 games.

Emmerentia Ledwaba scored 13 points for Mobile (9-5, 1-1), ranked 20th in NAIA Division I. Xavier ended the Lady Rams' five-game winning streak.

The Gold Nuggets trailed 27-14 at 8:44 of the first half but cut Mobile's lead to 31-29 by halftime. Xavier took the lead for good at 44-42 on Rynika Hebert's basket with 12:29 remaining.

Xavier outshot Mobile 38 to 33 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Lady Rams 51-36.

Mobile is one of three teams in this week's NAIA Division I top 25 to lose to Xavier this season.

Xavier's next game will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday against LSU-Shreveport 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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