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Gold Nuggets hold on to defeat Mobile
January 17, 2008

Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Jarryn Cleaves scored 17 points, including three free throws in the final two minutes to help NAIA No. 21 Xavier University of Louisiana hold on for a 73-70 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Mobile at The Barn.

Erica Turnbull scored 15 points, Alissa Thompson a season-high 11, and Shayla Boyd 10 for the Gold Nuggets (14-3 overall, 4-1 GCAC), who led 63-42 with 8:50 remaining before surviving Mobile's comeback.

Cleaves made the second of two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give Xavier its final three-point margin. But the Nuggets did not clinch the victory until Boyd rebounded Anna Maddox's missed 3-pointer from the right corner with two seconds remaining.

Sherri McIntosh had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Mobile (8-8, 4-1), which shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the second half after shooting 33 percent in the first. Angela Bounds scored 18, Crystal Hutchinson 14 and Danielle Goodly 11.

Xavier led 44-28 at halftime.

Boyd, a freshman guard, scored in double figures for the first time since the season opener.

Mobile outshot Xavier 46 to 42 percent from the floor for the game and had a 38-31 rebound advantage. The Lady Rams committed 27 turnovers, seven more than the Nuggets.

Xavier snapped Mobile's five-game winning streak and extended its home winning streak to 11 games — 9-0 this season. The Nuggets have won 59 of their past 61 games at The Barn.

Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Barn against GCAC opponent William Carey.

 

 
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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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