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Mobile holds off Gold Rush, wins 59-53
January 21, 2010

Box score

     MOBILE, Ala. — Robert Golston had 13 points and eight rebounds Thursday to help Mobile hold off Xavier University of Louisiana 59-53 in a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball game.
     The Rams (9-5 overall, 2-3 GCAC) won their second in a row and handed the Gold Rush (10-7, 1-4) its fifth loss in six games.
     Ji Kimbrough scored 12 points and Donte Walker 10 for Mobile.
     Cordell Hadnot and Michael Harvey scored 14 points apiece for Xavier.
     Mobile led 30-29 at halftime and went ahead to stay 34-33 on Matthew Turner's basket with 18:12 remaining. The Rams built their lead to 45-36 before Xavier rallied in the final 10 minutes.
     But Mobile survived when Xavier's Ryan DeRousselle was called for an offensive foul at 1:35 and the Rams leading 53-51. Mobile answered with a 6-0 run which Golston capped with two free throws with six seconds remaining.
     Xavier outshot Mobile 49 to 40 percent from the floor, but the Rams outscored the Rush 15-0 from 3-point range and 24-19 in free throws. Harvey, who made a career-best four 3-pointers in each of the past two games, was 0-of-4 from behind the arc, and the Rush finished 0-of-8.
     Xavier missed 14 free throws, eight more than the Rams.
     There were five lead changes and five ties in the first half, but Xavier never had more than a two-point lead.
     Xavier's next game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday against William Carey at The Barn. It will be the first of three GCAC home games in six days for the Rush.

 

 
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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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