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MNU drops Gold Rush from ranks of the unbeaten
November 28, 2008

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     IRVINE, Calif. — Danny Hawkins scored a season-high-tying 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Friday to lead MidAmerica Nazarene to a 72-63 men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana in the Concordia Thanksgiving Tournament.
     Harold Cleveland scored 11 points for Xavier (6-1), and Shaun Dumas and Devin Andrew had 10 points apiece. Dumas had a season-high seven steals.
     The Gold Rush, No. 14 in Victory Sports Network's NAIA Division I rankings, trailed by 10 points in the first half but rallied to take its only second-half lead, 46-45, on a Dumas free throw with 15:32 remaining.
     Cal Kiburz scored 17 points for MidAmerica Nazarene (4-2), which won the NAIA Division II national championship in 2007 and is in its first season in NAIA Division I.
     Xavier committed 15 turnovers and gained 26 — 18 by steals — but was outrebounded 48-29. The Gold Rush was trying to go 7-0 for the first time since 2002-03.
     Xavier will play Montana State-Northern, an 86-71 loser to Concordia in Friday's opening game, at 7 p.m. (5 p.m. PST) Saturday.

 

 
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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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