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Javelinas snap Gold Rush's four-game winning streak
For immediate release . . . December 30, 2007
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KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore guard Adan Montalvo scored 15 of his career-high 27 points in the second half Sunday to rally Texas A&M-Kingsville in an 89-81 men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Holiday Tournament.

Both teams are 10-2. The Javelinas won their fifth in a row and snapped the four-game winning streak of the Gold Rush.

Mark Stewart scored 22 points and Alfred Williams 18 for Xavier, and both were named to the all-tournament team. Ryan DeRousselle scored a career-high 14 points.

Stewart's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Xavier a 37-34 halftime lead, but the Javelinas scored the first seven points of the second half to take the lead for good.

Montalvo, the tournament MVP, made a 3-pointer with 13:55 remaining to give TAMUK its biggest lead, 57-44. Xavier never got closer than three points thereafter.

Reggie Love scored 16 points and Clyde Johnson 12 for the Javelinas.

TAMUK outshot Xavier 57 to 49 percent from the floor. The Rush committed a season-high 28 turnovers, 13 more than the Javelinas. Wendell Mulkey had 10 of TAMUK's 14 steals.

The Javelinas denied Xavier a chance to win 11 or more games in its first 12 contests. Seven times the Gold Rush started 11-1 or better, including the 2002-03 and 2003-04 teams.

Xavier will open defense of its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season co-championship at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Belhaven.

Tournament Recap
Saturday
Xavier 72, Texas A&M International 54
Texas A&M-Kingsville 86, Huston-Tillotson 68

Sunday
Huston-Tillotson 75, Texas A&M International 64
Texas A&M-Kingsville 89, Xavier 81

Tournament Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-0, Xavier 1-1, Huston-Tillotson 1-1, Texas A&M International 0-2

Season Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-2, Xavier 10-2, Huston-Tillotson 1-9, Texas A&M International 3-6

All-Tournament Team
Adan Montalvo, Texas A&M-Kingsville (MVP)
Juan Lanauze, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Alfred Williams, Xavier
Mark Stewart, Xavier
Chris Swan, Texas A&M-International
Gabe Haskins, Huston-Tillotson

Xavier's Best 12-Game Starts
12-0 (3 times): 1983-84, 1940-41, 1938-39
11-1 (4 times): 2003-04, 2002-03, 1981-82, 1945-46
10-2 (14 times): 2007-08, 2000-01, 1998-99, 1993-94, 1984-85, 1972-73, 1971-72, 1970-71, 1955-56, 1952-53, 1942-43, 1939-40, 1937-38, 1935-36

 

 
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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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