Lee plays for title; German sets record and other sports news

Lee plays for title; German sets record and other sports news

March 21st, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Lee University will play for the National Christian College Athletic Association's Division I national championship Saturday at 2 p.m. in Winona Lake, Ind., after edging fifth-seeded Roberts Wesleyan 72-70 in the semifinals Thursday. The top-seeded Lady Flames (25-5) will play No. 2 seed Union University (24-6) in a rematch of the NCCAA Mid-East Region final last Saturday night on Union's home court. Lee senior guard Hollie German made eight of nine free throws and moved to No. 1 in Lady Flames career scoring with 21 points Thursday, giving her 2,280, while junior post Jenna Adams had 31 points with 7-of-15 success on 3s and added eight rebounds and three steals. German also had eight assists, while Myriah Iles scored 10 points and Karley Miller had 10 rebounds. Roberts Wesleyan (15-13) was led by Chelsea Sanders with 30 points and five assists and Marissa Sell with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Lee led 66-61 after an Iles score but trailed 68-66 after a 3-pointer and two Sanders shots. After German hit two free throws with 1:14 to go, Sell put the Redhawks back ahead, but Adams tied it with 25 seconds left and Miller scored the final basket at 0:10.4 on an assist by Iles from a rebound and long pass by Madison Lee.

• Tennessee Wesleyan junior Armeka Booker from Oak Ridge is a 2013-14 NAIA Division II women's basketball All-America second-team selection. Averaging 18.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game, she was the player of the year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and led the Lady Bulldogs to the regular-season championship and a No. 17 ranking. Bryan's Brandon Cole earned men's All-America honorable mention after leading NAIA DII in rebounds per game and double-doubles and finishing fifth in scoring average.


• Sewanee senior Astrid Escobar will compete today and Saturday in the 100- and 200-yard women's breaststroke events at the NCAA Division III national swim meet in Indianapolis. She was an optional qualifier in the 50 freestyle. A three-time breaststroke All-American, Escobar finished 15th in the 100 and 16th in the 200 last year, and she has Division III's 13th best 100 time this season.


• Chattanooga Lookouts single-game tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. with the beginning of the Fan Fest gathering at AT&T Field. It will last until 2 p.m. with ballpark tours and a variety of family activities and includes the chance to buy opening-day general-admission tickets for $1. Otherwise, tickets can be bought at the box office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online for all 70 home games, this year including the Southern League All-Star Game. Regular game tickets cost $9 for lower box seats, $6 for upper boxes and $5 for general admission. There also are season-ticket packages and "mini-packs."

• Chad Burrows and Kyle Paulson combined to pitch a three-hitter and Cody Rhinehart, Kevin Roberts, Tyler Latham and Garrison Price each drove in two runs as the Bryan College baseball team beat visiting Tennessee Temple 11-1 on Thursday. Preston King homered and matched Latham, Joey Underwood and John Cain with two runs scored apiece for Bryan (18-12). King, Price, Underwood, Grant Zawadzki and Crandon Wallace each had two hits.


• Ridgeland High School graduate Caitlyn Lance hit a three-run double in each game as Carson-Newman beat visiting Brevard 8-3 and 15-5 in South Atlantic Conference softball Wednesday. Jessica Morgan from Ooltewah was 3-for-4 with three walks, two sacrifice bunts, three RBIs and three runs scored in the doubleheader for the Lady Eagles (22-6, 3-1), and Ooltewah's Sara Kelley had a two-run double in game two.

• Lauren Johns had both Covenant hits in the second game of the Lady Scots' 6-0 and 4-1 USA South softball losses Thursday at Meredith in Raleigh, N.C. Covenant (8-14, 3-9) totaled five hits in the first game.

• Tennessee Temple's softball team lost 4-2 and 10-0 Thursday at Bethel in McKenzie, Tenn. Savannah Brownlee pitched a four-hitter with one earned run in the first game for the Lady Crusaders (11-17).


• One of the Tennessee Golf Association's six gala dinners across the state to celebrate the organization's centennial anniversary will be held March 29 at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club. The dinner is open to the public and will feature a fireside chat with Bill Bergin, Bob Cupp, King Oehmig and David Stone. Reservations are due by Wednesday through www.TNgolf.org/Centennial or 615-465-6304.


• Red Bank High School senior Lynn Fults signed scholarship papers this week to continue her running career for Tennessee Wesleyan College. "Lynn is coming into a distance program that is growing in size and talent," said Shawn Jakubowksi, who coaches cross country and track for the Athens school. "Lynn will be a great addition to the team both academically and athletically." Jakubowki cited Fults' ROTC participation as evidence of her ability to "balance a busy school life." TWC assistant coach Thomas Barker also came from Red Bank and said, "It is both exciting and an honor to be signing an athlete where I went to high school. Col. [Hugh] Enicks was my coach when I went to high school, so I know she has a good background."


• The Sewanee lacrosse teams both lost matches Wednesday, the men falling 13-7 at Washinton & Lee and the women losing 12-9 to Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, Calif. Wittney Reed had four goals and an assist and Sally Anne Greenwood and Janie Hannon each scored two goals for the Sewanee women (5-5), Greenwood with an assist, while Crawford Horan made 14 saves. Cotter Brown, Hayden Byrd and Davis Brown netted two goals each, Michael Morris had three assists and Tommy Healy had 13 saves for the Sewanee guys (4-3).