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Cleaves brings Nuggets back against William Carey
For immediate release . . . January 22, 2007
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NEW ORLEANS — Jarryn Cleaves scored 13 of her 22 points in the final seven minutes Monday to rally NAIA No. 22 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 70-65 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory against William Carey at The Barn.

The Gold Nuggets (15-5 overall, 7-0 GCAC) have won 54 of their last 60 conference games and 44 of the last 45 games on their campus.

William Carey (6-8, 4-5 GCAC) led 58-51 before Cleaves made three consecutive 3-pointers, the last with 4:26 remaining to put Xavier ahead to stay at 63-62. It was still a one-point game with 90 seconds remaining before Cleaves capped the scoring with two free throws and a basket.

Cleaves finished with a career-high-tying six 3-pointers.

Dominee Matthews had 18 points and nine rebounds for Xavier, and Erica Turnbull had 17 points — that tied her career high — and nine rebounds.

Jancsi Newsome scored 15 points for William Carey, and Leironica Evans and Kristin Blackledge added 10 apiece.

Xavier's next game will start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against GCAC opponent SUNO at the Delgado Community College gym in New Orleans. The Nuggets will play Dillard at 5 p.m. Saturday in the teams' first matchup at The Barn since 1999.


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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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