Latraius Mosley's 3-point shot broke a late tie, and the Chattanooga State men's basketball team edged Roane State 69-67 to join the Lady Tigers in the NJCAA Region VII tournament semifinals today in Dyersburg, Tenn.
The Tigers (23-5) missed four free throws after Mosley's shot but got defensive stops, and Alex Wells made two free throws for a five-point lead. Jonathan Maybank hit a 3 for Roane (16-11) and the Raiders got the ball back on a turnover but couldn't get off a shot in the last four seconds despite taking five timeouts to set one up.
Alex Dean had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chattanooga State, while Mosley had 12 points and Wells and Michael Robertson scored 10 each. Maybank scored 18 in defeat.
The Tigers face Columbia State today. Top-seeded Motlow State also reached the men's semifinals by beating Cleveland State 80-47. Darryn Frazier scored 14 points for the Bucks, who took a 35-4 lead.
Keith Johnson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars (13-15).
n Loyola (w) 72, Lee 70: After knocking Lee's men out of the SSAC tournament Thursday in Rome, the New Orleans school beat the 11th-ranked Lady Flames in overtime in Friday's semifinals. League player of the year Brooke McKinnon scored 31 points for Lee (25-6), while Angela Spann scored 19, Kayla Carlisle grabbed 11 rebounds and Rachel Lockhart made six steals.
Keiva Council and Amy Moody scored 22 points apiece for Loyola (20-11), Council winning the game at the free-throw line with 3.8 seconds left in the extra period. Kally Eldridge had hit a 3 for Lee with 9.8 to go.
n Covenant 58, Berry 54: In a tournament of provisional NCAA Division III members, the Scots overcame a 13-point deficit and beat a team that had beat them twice during the season. Casey Chambers and Chase Foster scored 15 and 13 points for Covenant, countering 23 by Tim Miles, and will play Birmingham-Southern today.
NCAA Division III provisional tournament
At Steubenville, Ohio
COVENANT 58, BERRY 54
McGaughey, Lakey, Bowman 8, DeVries 9, Werkema, Mutcherson, Chambers 15, Foster 11, Dahms, Sears 13, Johnson 2.
Abrams 4, LeBlanc 3, Miles 23, Gadie 2, Holloman 13, Caruso, Whalen 6, Graham, Goso, Woods, Mixer 3.
Halftime: Berry, 32-24.
NJCAA Region VII tourney, Dyersburg
CHATTANOOGA STATE 69, ROANE 67
Roane State (16-11)
Smith 14, Gadsen 8, Pettway 15, Clinkscales 6, Reid 4, Kalpic 2, Maybank 18.
Chattanooga State (23-5)
Dean 20, Cook 1, Wells 10, Jurick 4, James 1, Mosley 12, Lee 2, Cooper 9, Robertson 10.
Halftime: Chattanooga State, 39-34.
TCSGAA tournament, Tennessee Temple
WEST GEORGIA TECH 87,
GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN 81
Georgia Northwestern (81) - Wilson 23, Woods 8, Moore 17, Bonds 7, Patton 19, Ware 2, Jackson 5.
West Georgia Tech (87) - McMath 17, Lominy 8, Pittman 24, Black 7, Hunter, Linton 19, Williams 8, Holland 4.
Halftime: West Georgia Tech, 40-37.
SSAC tournament at Rome, Ga.
LOYOLA 72, LEE 70 (OT)
Loyola, La. (20-11)
Sprout 2, Brewer 11, Emig 6, Padilla, Council 22, Moody 22, Berner 6, Nolan 3, Balsam, Collyer, Easley.
Lockhart 6, German 7, Spann 19, McKinnon 31, Carlisle 4, Eldridge 3, Miller, Lee, Hamby.
Halftime: Lee, 36-33. Regulation: 63-63.