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Stewart helps Gold Rush end losing streak
January 19, 2008

Box Score

NEW ORLEANS — Mark Stewart scored 20 points Saturday — his 14th consecutive game in double figures — to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 70-64 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over William Carey at The Barn.

Stewart scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, in the first half to help the Gold Rush (14-4 overall, 4-2 GCAC) race to a 32-14 halftime lead. William Carey (11-7, 2-4) cut a double-digit deficit to five points in the final minutes but got no closer.

Shaun Dumas added 13 points and Kelechi Okoroha 10 for Xavier, which shot 50 percent from the floor after making 32 percent in the previous two games, both losses. Stewart finished with five 3-pointers to improve his Xavier career record to 259.

Kyle LaMonte and Derek Jarvis each had 18 points and nine rebounds for William Carey, which has a two-game losing streak. Jarvis' point total was a season high.

William Carey shot 27 percent from the floor in the first half and finished at 39 percent for the game. The Crusaders made 16-of-19 free throws in the second half, nine during a 24-11 run which cut Xavier's lead to 66-61 with 22 seconds remaining. Then the Rush made four consecutive free throws to clinch the victory, its sixth in a row against the Crusaders.

Xavier's next game will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at NAIA No. 4 LSU-Shreveport, which is 17-0 and leads the GCAC by a game over Mobile and two games over Xavier, Loyola and Tougaloo.


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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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