Mocs tie for fifth in Bayou City golf and other sports news

Mocs tie for fifth in Bayou City golf and other sports news

February 25th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team wound up tied for fifth with Baylor University in the 15-school Bayou City Collegiate Championship on the Redstone Golf Club course used for the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open. UTC shot a collective 295 in the final round for an 875, one shot behind Louisiana Tech and four behind third-place South Carolina. Third-ranked Texas had an 842 for a 21-shot win over Houston. The Mocs' Steven Fox and Davis Bunn closed with a 72 and a 73, respectively, and tied for 18th and 22th at 217 and 218, while Liam Johnston fell back with a final-day 79 for a 219. Chris Robb shot 223. Texas golfers finished first, second and tied for third, led by Brandon Stone at 207.

Track and Field

• The UTC women's distance medley relay team of Teghan Henderson, Gabby Cader, Jessica Philpott and Amanda Sumner finished second in the Southern Conference indoor track and field meet Saturday at Winston-Salem, N.C., in 12:01.72. They were all-conference along with Mocs freshman Marquis Carter, a runner-up Sunday with a 1:54.21 800-meter run. Classmate Trevor Janssen was fourth in 1:55.29 and an all-freshman honoree along with Carter, Iman Isang in the 60 hurdles, Kiaana Howard in the 800, Matthew Marshall in the mile and Henderson with a fifth place in the women's 5000. UTC junior Nathan Wanuch was sixth in the men's 3000, seventh in the 5000. The UTC men were sixth in team points; the Lady Mocs were eighth out of 12 teams.

Basketball

• A 64-58 loss Sunday to Middle Georgia Tech at Warner Robins kept the Georgia Northwestern women's basketball team from repeating as the Region XVII representative in the NJCAA Division III national tournament. Kameelah Wynn scored 19 points and Tynisha Walton had 23 rebounds with 13 points for the winning Lady Titans. Kiarra Parks scored 13 points and Sierra Smith and Alyssa Nichelson added 12 and 11 for the Lady Bobcats (14-11), who cut a 17-point deficit to 59-57 before falling. Odessa Person had 13 rebounds before fouling out. She had 19 rebounds with 13 points in Saturday's 81-25 rout of Southern Crescent, when Terika Mostella added 13 rebounds with 12 points.

• Tennessee Wesleyan's Zamarius McClendon was the tournament most valuable player after totaling 68 points and 29 rebounds in the top-seeded and nationally 14th-ranked Bulldogs' three wins on the way to the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's championship Saturday in Kingsport, Tenn. McClendon had 54 points and 23 rebounds the first two days and scored 14 points in the final against Bryan. Also on the all-tournament team were TWC's E'Jay Ward, Desmond Crisp and Matt Harper and Bryan's Derrick Walker and Robert Troino. Wesleyan's Heather Gibson made the women's all-tournament team. Women's tournament champion Reinhardt (19-14) has a couple of Dalton players in key roles: April Besley and Hannah Mayo. Besley had 10 rebounds in the championship win over Union College.

• Carson-Newman junior Ish Sanders from Cleveland High School scored 33 points with 9-of-18 3-point success in the Eagles' 92-55 South Atlantic Conference basketball home win Saturday over Anderson. Cody Henegar from Marion County had seven points and three steals for the Eagles (19-5, 12-4).

Baseball

• The NAIA's top-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan baseball team edged visiting Indiana University Southeast 3-1 and 2-1 in games Sunday, giving the Bulldogs a sweep of their weekend series. Corey Rhoney and Noah Piard combined on a four-hitter in the 3-1 win, when Jake Stone was 3-for-3 with an RBI and David Donald and Logan Dalton drove in the other runs for TWC (11-4). Wes Minton homered and Brackton Smith had the other RBI in the 2-1 game, when the Bulldogs had two hits to IUSE's four off Tyler Wilson and three relievers.

• Earlham College scored five runs in the last three innings to win 7-4 Sunday and avoid a baseball sweep at Sewanee, which won 6-5 and 2-1 in Saturday's games. Jack Rogers batted in two runs Sunday for the host Tigers (4-1) after going 2-for-3 and matching Blake Williams' and Colin Barrera's two RBIs in Saturday's series opener. Worth Osgood pitched a seven-hitter in the 2-1 win for Sewanee, when Williams was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and James Snover was 2-for-3 and scored twice. Marshall Ussery also was 2-for-3.

Lacrosse

• Olivia Vietor had four goals and two assists in Sewanee's 17-12 Southern Athletic Association women's lacrosse win Saturday at Millsaps. Mallory Grimm, Ellie Murphy and Wittney Reed each scored three goals and Sammy Strasburger recorded nine saves for the Tigers (2-1). The Sewanee men (2-0) won 15-10 over Wittenberg in Nashville as Michael Morris and Pierce Leonard had four and three goals and an assist apiece, Cotter Brown had two goals and four assists and Tommy Healy made 11 saves.