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Yeager's late threes help Mobile defeat Gold Rush
For immediate release . . . January 6, 2007
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NEW ORLEANS — Marcus Yeager scored 23 points Saturday, including four 3-pointers in the final six minutes, to help Mobile defeat Xavier 51-44 in a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball game at The Barn.

Aaron Burgess had career-highs of 13 points and 13 rebounds for Xavier (7-5 overall, 0-2 GCAC). Burgess was the Gold Rush's only double-figure scorer.

Kelechi Okoroha's basket with 6:19 remaining gave Xavier its only lead of the second half, 39-37, but Yeager put Mobile (8-6, 2-0) ahead to stay 29 seconds later with a 3-pointer. Yeager hit three more treys, the last with 1:22 remaining to make it 49-42, and finished with a season-high seven.

Xavier shot a season-low 28.9 percent from the floor, including 2 of 18 from behind the arc.

Mobile snapped Xavier's eight-game home winning streak.

Xavier's next game will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday against GCAC member and fifth-ranked LSU-Shreveport.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
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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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