Javelinas snap Gold Rush's four-game winning streak
For immediate release . . . December 30, 2007
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
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.
Xavier 72, Texas A&M International 54
Texas A&M-Kingsville 86, Huston-Tillotson 68
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
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