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Gold Rush wins 80-67 at Mobile to keep GCAC lead
For immediate release . . . February 8, 2007
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MOBILE, Ala. — Kelechi Okoroha scored 21 points Thursday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to an 80-67 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory against Mobile.

The Gold Rush (15-7 overall, 8-4 GCAC) also got career highs of 18 points from Alfred Williams and 12 points from Cornelius Kennedy to extend their winning streak to eight games and maintain their conference lead.

Shaun Dumas had 14 points and five assists for Xavier, which led 37-27 at halftime.

Walter Fitzgerald led Mobile (13-12, 7-6) with 19 points, and Robert Jones scored 16. The Rams have lost four of their last five games.

Xavier, three days after shooting a school-record 75.9 percent from the floor against Tougaloo, outshot the Rams 56 to 41 percent and outrebounded them 30-26. It was the third time in five games that Xavier shot at least 55 percent.

The Rush also shot a season-best 92.3 percent from the line (24 of 26), a nice improvement for a team which shot 56.5 percent in its previous four games, including a season-low 43.8 percent against Tougaloo. Williams was 8 of 8 from the line, and Kennedy made all six of his attempts.

Xavier avenged a 51-44 January loss to Mobile in which the Rush scored its fewest points of the season.

Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at GCAC and city rival Loyola. The Gold Rush's next home game will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday against SUNO.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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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