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Nuggets take sole possession of first place
For immediate release . . . January 11, 2007
Box Score

MOBILE, Ala. — Erica Turnbull scored 14 points Thursday, including two free throws in the final minute, to lead 23rd-ranked Xavier to a 46-42 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory against Spring Hill.

The Gold Nuggets (12-5 overall, 4-0 GCAC) earned their season-high fifth consecutive victory and took sole possession of first place in the conference.

Turnbull's free throws broke a tie at 42. Alissa Thompson scored the final points on a pair of free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining. Thompson finished with 10 points and was 2 of 2 from 3-point range.

Maria Rodriguez scored 11 points for Spring Hill (2-9, 2-1), and Catie Shields had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double.

Xavier outshot Spring Hill 33 to 19 percent from the floor. The Lady Badgers outrebounded Xavier 38-33 and outscored the Nuggets 20-9 from the line. Both teams committed 18 turnovers.

The Nuggets led 25-19 at halftime.

The victory was Xavier's 51st in its last 56 GCAC games and its eighth in a row against Spring Hill.

Xavier's next game will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Barn against GCAC opponent Loyola.
   NAIA Division I women's rankings
     LAST                             1ST PLACE
RANK WEEK  SCHOOL                       VOTES     RECORD    POINTS
1     1    Vanguard (Calif.)             11        10-0        330
2     2    Oklahoma City                           14-0        318
3     4    St. Xavier (Ill.)                       15-1        300
4     4    Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)               15-1        296
4     8    Lee (Tenn.)                             12-2        277
6     7    Montana Western                         16-1        265
7     9    Cumberlands (Ky.)                       15-2        263
8    11    Cumberland (Tenn.)                      11-2        252
9     6    Lubbock Christian (Texas)               11-3        250
10    3    Union (Tenn.)                            9-4        232
11   12    Carroll (Mont.)                         18-0        224
12   13    Houston Baptist (Texas)                 11-3        206
13   17    Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)            10-3        201
14   15    Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)               10-2        181
15   10    The Master's (Calif.)                    8-3        179
16   14    Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)                   9-5        156
17   19    Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)                13-2        149
18   23    Oklahoma Christian                       9-2        133
19   24    Azusa Pacific (Calif.)                  11-3        130
20   18    Georgetown (Ky.)                        13-5        124
21   NR    Oklahoma Baptist                         8-4         96
22   22    Westmont (Calif.)                        9-3         88
23   21    Columbia (Mo.)                          12-3         82
23  NR    Xavier (La.)                       10-5        82
25   20    Mobile (Ala.)                            9-5         62
 
Others Receiving Votes: Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 58; Martin 
Methodist (Tenn.) 50; Montana Tech, 37; Langston (Okla.), 27; 
McKendree (Ill.), 22; Lambuth (Tenn.), 17; Montana State-Northern, 10; 
West Virginia Tech, 10; Brewton-Parker (Ga.), 4;
Campbellsville (Ky.), 3.

 

 
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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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