O'Neal, Rector pace Lady Crusaders

O'Neal, Rector pace Lady Crusaders

December 7th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

The Tennessee Temple University women's basketball team pulled out its second victory of the season and the second in as many nights Friday against Trinity Baptist, 74-63, as TaQuasha O'Neal and Amanda Rector scored 17 and 16 points and Jess Salera and Shakoya Monroe had 13 and nine rebounds with 12 points apiece.

Rector added eight rebounds and O'Neal had five assists for Temple (2-6). Myeasha Williams had 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals for Trinity (1-7).

The Temple men also were scheduled to play Trinity Baptist, but that game was canceled. The Crusaders had capped a doubleheader sweep Thursday night at Fisk with a 100-78 win and now are 6-3.

* Crown 79, Covenant 77: At Saint Bonifacius, Minn., Colton McGriff had a team-high 21 points for Covenant (3-4) but missed all three free throws after being fouled on a long 3-point try with 0.8 second left, after Crown's Bryce Williams made a go-ahead layup with 5.2 to go for the last of his 24 points. He also had four steals and four assists. Chris Boyd had 14 points and eight rebounds and Nate Frierson had five assists in defeat.

* Southern Wesleyan 62, Bryan 56: At Dayton in the Bryan Classic, the hosts fell despite a 14-point lead in the first half and 32 points and 18 rebounds by Brandon Cole. Robert Troino scored 14 points with four 3s for the Lions (3-8). Cameron Solomon had 30 points and Dwayne Bryant grabbed 15 rebounds for SWU.

* Tennessee Wesleyan 80, Southern Polytechnic 78: Also in the Bryan College Classic, the Bulldogs rose to 7-5 overall as Shannon Smith scored 20 points and Andrew Scofield added 16 while Devante' Jenkins and Derek Turnipseed scored 12 points apiece with, respectively, 16 rebounds amd eight assists.

Area College Summaries

Women's Games

TENNESSEE TEMPLE 74, TRINITY BAPTIST 63

Trinity Baptist (1-7)

Joyce, Hughes 12, Driggers 11, Williams 17, Ellick 10, Hartsfield 7, Calice, Davis 6, Mitchell.

Tennessee Temple (2-6)

Fowler 2, Rector 16, O'Neal 17, Foster 8, Salera 12, Monroe 12, Pumpure 1, Holman 1, Ebert, Shillito, McGee 3, Smith 2.

Halftime: Tennessee Temple, 40-29.

Men's Games

CROWN (Minn.) 79, COVENANT 77

Covenant (3-4)

Frierson 7, Turner 10, Bell 6, McGriff 21, Engbers 4, Boyd 14, Portlock, DeLaney 2, Phelps 9, Burns 4, Ferguson.

Crown (3-6)

Shetler 11, Brown 11, Williams 24, Owczarek 5, Berglund 12, Messner 12, Marschall 4, Whitcomb, Bigej, Gooding, Peterson.

Halftime: Covenant, 47-38.

SOUTHERN WESLEYAN 62, BRYAN 56

Southern Wesleyan

Bryant 8, Coleman, Wallace 2, Solomon 30, Holmes 8, Hutchins 11, Kearse 2, Liberman, Suska 1, Thomas.

Bryan (3-8)

Maryland 2, Cole 32, Holt, Sharp 3, Long, Troino 14, Landers 3, Chastain, Parsons 2.

Halftime: Bryan, 31-24.

TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 80, SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC 78

Southern Polytechnic

Dortch 18, Key 1, McElrath 16, Phillip 19, Smith 1, Crum 5, Fuller 8, Reeves 8, Misner 2.

Tennessee Wesleyan (7-5)

Davison 8, Jenkins 12, Scofield 16, Smith 20, Turnipseed 12, Russell 9, Williams 3.

Halftime: Tennessee Wesleyan, 43-35.