published Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Lady Mocs' Hall SoCon's honoree

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Taylor Hall was honored as the Southern Conference women's basketball player of the week for her part in wins over league leaders Davidson and Appalachian State. She scored 24 points against ASU after contributing 16 points and 10 rebounds against the Wildcats, and she totaled eight 3-point baskets in the two games. The third-seeded Lady Mocs are scheduled to play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the second round of the SoCon tournament at Asheville, N.C.

* Sewanee's Valentino Bryant was a third-team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball player for the 2011-12 season, and teammate Tyler Brown earned honorable mention along with Sewanee women's players Dana Middleton and Kayla Sewell. Bryant averaged 11.9 points and 3.3 assists a game.

Golf

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The UTC women's golf team finished 10th Tuesday in the 33-team Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic. The Mocs shot a combined 921 for the 54 holes. Augusta State won by 22 strokes with an 877. UTC's Maria Juliana Loza tied for 31st individually at 228, and Jordan Britt, Mette Kryger and Marion Duvernay shot 231, 234 and 237. Playing separately, Sophie Weilguni had a 233.

Fishing

Marshall Deakins of Dunlap finished second by one ounce to Alex Davis of Albertville, Ala., in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament Saturday on Lake Guntersville, and it cost him almost $4,000. Davis' five fish totaling 24 pounds, 11 ounces earned him $5,963, and Deakins got $1,981. Allan Garner of Estill Springs was ninth in the co-angler group with a 13-14 total; Jim Saylor III of Knoxville won with 19-12.

Track & Field

Danielle Alfano from Chattanooga set the King College women's record for the one-mile indoor run for the fourth time this season in winning the event at the JDL Fast Track Invitational this past weekend at Winston-Salem, N.C., and Monday she was announced as the Bristol school's female student-athlete of the month for February. From her Jan. 28 mile at the Liberty Open, she has lowered the record more than 11 seconds to 5 minutes, 8.2 seconds. She has been a two-time NCAA Division II Academic All-American and was the 2011 Conference Carolinas academic cross country athlete of the year.

Softball

*CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Lee University softball team beat visiting Tennessee Wesleyan 11-2 and 7-0 Tuesday. Dominique Hannah was 3-for-4 with a home run and matched Ana Coscorrosa with three RBIs in the first game, and Charlie Wooden was 4-for-7 for the day with two RBIs in each game for the Lady Flames (13-0). Winning pitcher Jessa Watts (6-0) was 2-for-3 with two runs in the opener, when Kelsey Barnes also had two hits and Savanna Bell scored three times. Jenevieve Cena was 2-for-3 and Barnes, Coscorrosa and Wooden each was 2-for-4 in game two, Barnes with two RBIs. Lee scored all its runs in the fifth and sixth innings, giving Brittany Balough (6-0) the pitching win in relief of Katie Deems. Rachele Moretto was 2-for-3 for TWC (2-10) and scored a run in game one, when Brooke Ward and Ashley Bryson had RBIs. Hannah Smith was 2-for-3 in game two.

* Beth Harris went 6-for-7 with a home run, six RBIs and five runs scored as Covenant College defeated Tennessee Temple's first-year program 13-0 and 16-2 in softball Tuesday at Warner Park. Courtney Wagoner was 4-for-7 with five runs, driving in three in game two with a homer and a double, and Morgan Booker and Chandler Shepherd each had two hits and two runs in game one.

* DAYTON, Tenn. -- The Bryan College softball team lost 2-1 and won 4-0 on Tuesday against visiting Truett-McConnell. Amber Love pitched a two-hitter in Bryan's win, when Kayley Murray had a two-run double. Taylor Yates was 3-for-4 for the day with the first-game RBI.

* Catcher Bri Shoemake from Ooltewah went 5-for-8 with four RBIs as Carson-Newman beat Pfeiffer 10-2 and 12-2 in college softball Sunday, and Caitlyn Lance from Ridgeland homered and singled and drove in two runs in the second game, when Sara Kelley from Ooltewah was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and two runs. In the first game, freshman shortstop Shelby Robertson from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe was 2-for-3 and scored a run and Kelley had an RBI hit for the Lady Eagles (13-5).

Tennis

Covenant's John Hirte and Madi Hyatt were the National Christian College Athletic Association tennis players of the week for two victories each last week.

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