published Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Mocs' Henry, Smith All-SoCon in soccer

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Donna-Kay Henry is ending her college soccer career as a first-team All-Southern Conference player, and junior teammate Becca Smith is a second-team choice after leading the league in scoring for the second time in three years. The Lady Mocs' Crystal Mackezyk made the all-freshman team after scoring six goals this season, including one game-winner. Henry, who had eight assists with five goals in 2011, is second in program history with 31 goals, 16 assists and 78 points, and Smith is third with 30 goals, 14 assists and 74 points. "D.K. is irreplaceable," UTC coach J.D. Kyzer said. "She's been marked by the conference her entire career and has paid for it with some hard shots. She's one of the most talented players the league has ever seen, and it may be a while before another like her comes along. Becca is our go-to scorer. She played hurt most of last season, and [she showed this year] what she is capable of when she is healthy."

* CENTRAL, S.C. -- Lee University's nationally second-ranked women's soccer team beat Southern Wesleyan 7-0 on Tuesday, but the Lee men lost 2-1 in the SSAC doubleheader despite a 15-7 shots advantage. Kwame Boamah scored for the Flames (11-7, 6-6). Leah Fortune had three goals and Jamie Achten, Kim Conrad, Ode Fulutudilu and Ashley Aragona also scored for the Lady Flames (15-2, 12-0).

Football

* Sewanee junior linebacker John Davenport was chosen the SCAC football defensive player of the week for his part in the Tigers' 34-7 win Saturday at Rhodes -- Sewanee's largest margin of victory against the Memphis school in 46 years. Davenport had seven tackles, including one for lost yardage, and returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown. The Tigers (4-5) end their season Saturday by hosting Austin College.

Basketball

* The Cleveland State men's basketball team begins its season tonight at 7 by hosting the Bryan junior varsity, and Cougars coach Lee Cigliano has only two players back from last year: 6-foot-5 forward Gerard Gore and 6-0 guard Lortavius Smith. Two sophomore transfers are 6-3 guard Keith Johnson from Hopkins, S.C., and 6-6 forward Kasheef Baker from Merritt Island, Fla., and the freshmen include Dominique Macon from Cleveland High, Nick Ross from Red Bank, Barry Griffin from Howard, Travis Jones from Tyner, Damon Warren from Brainerd and 6-8 Matt Short from Central. "With all the new guys coming in, it's been a tough preseason of practice because they had to learn a lot in a short time period," coach Lee Cigliano said, "but they've worked hard and are making progress."

* FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Cleveland State Lady Cougars opened their basketball season Tuesday with a 57-48 win over the Emmanuel junior varsity. Robyn Anthony had 10 points and three steals for Cleveland State, and Hannah Brown and Shanavian Woodland scored nine points each.

Volleyball

* DAYTON, Tenn. -- Chelsie Blackburn made 18 kills as Bryan College beat visiting Reinhardt in AAC volleyball Tuesday night, 25-22, 28-26, 22-25, 25-15. Chelsea Breaden added 10 kills for the Lady Lions (18-16, 12-3), while Taylor Fink had 36 assists and Corrie Walker made 19 digs. Sami Lane had 17 kills for Reinhardt (8-20, 4-11).

* The Covenant College volleyball team defeated Tennessee Wesleyan 25-6, 25-11, 25-5 Tuesday night on Lookout Mountain. Emily Stewart had nine kills, Jessie Jakes had seven, Kristin Dahlstrand had 17 assists and Estes Carlson made 10 digs to lead Covenant (22-7). Haven Carter's eight assists paced TWC (5-21).

* CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Lynncoya Gardner had 30 assists as the Tennessee Temple volleyball team outlasted West Georgia Tech on Tuesday, 25-18, 13-25, 21-25, 25-11, 15-10. LaQuinta Gallishaw and P.J. Sexton had 10 and eight kills and four and three aces for Temple (12-20), and Rachel Binkley also had eight kills while Annie London made 13 digs.

Baseball

* The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team went 3-1 in the Charleston (S.C.) Fall Classic and ended their fall season 24-5 this past weekend, starting with a 4-2 defeat of the nationally sixth-ranked East Cobb (Ga.) Astros when Cody Rhinehart had three hits and three RBIs, Drew Toth had two hits and scored twice, Chris Caffrey batted in a run and Bobby Towne saved a Zach Thompson pitching win. Towne got the win along with two hits and a run in a 6-5 victory over the Virginia Blasters, when T.J. Binder had two hits and the winning RBI and Gabe Rich scored two runs. The Cyclones scored five runs in the last two innings to edge the Carolina Crush 8-7 with Rhinehart doubling twice among four hits, including the walk-off double for his third RBI. Lee Gibson had three hits and two runs, Binder had three RBIs with two hits and Toth had three runs with two hits, and Rich got the win. Rhinehart had two hits and joined Binder and Gibson with RBIs in a 4-3 loss to the Savannah Chain.

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