Area sports notes: Chattanooga State Lady Tigers roll into basketball national tournament

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The No. 2-seeded Chattanooga State women routed fourth seed Dyersburg State 85-59 for the 2020 TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII basketball championship Tuesday at Columbia, Tennessee. Host Columbia State defeated Jackson State 81-73 in overtime in the men's final. Coach Stacey Franklin's Lady Tigers (27-5) have won 24 of their last 25 games and take a 15-game winning streak into the NJCAA Division I national tournament March 17-21 in Lubbock, Texas.

* The No. 2-seeded Lee University basketball teams beat the visiting Mississippi College women 72-55 and the Auburn-Montgomery men 81-57 in Gulf South Conference quarterfinal games Tuesday night. The GSC semifinals are set for Saturday at Samford University in Birmingham. Abby Bertram had 26 points with four 3-point baskets, eight rebounds and four assists for the nationally 11th-ranked Lady Flames (26-3), and Taylor Boggess had 12 points and five steals.