The Lee University men's basketball team, ranked 17th in NAIA Division I, shot only 33.3 percent from the field and committed 19 turnovers but scrapped out a 60-50 win Tuesday evening in Chattanooga against longtime rival Tennessee Temple. Ryan Westbrooks scored 16 points and Alex Wells added 12 in the victory for the Flames (14-4), who got nine rebounds from Johnny Godette and eight apiece from Patrick Shaughnessy and Steve Bennett. Germeil Daniels and Josh Morris each had 12 points and eight rebounds for Temple (8-10), and Jarrett Smith had six assists and three steals and nine points. Corey Sanders made four steals. Lee's Lady Flames moved up to No. 5 in the NAIA poll Monday.
* Alex Miller scored 22 points and Ben Patton added 17 and Bud Todd had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats on Tuesday at the Rossville Athletic Complex, but Clayton State's junior varsity pulled out a 66-63 victory. Clayton State is an NCAA Division II school. Georgia Northwestern (7-11) will celebrate its five years of varsity athletics in Saturday's 2 p.m. game against Macon State at the RAC, with the undefeated first basketball team for then Northwestern Tech being honored.
* The Sewanee women's basketball team's scheduled game Tuesday night at Free Will Baptist Bible was canceled. The Nashville school called it off because of injuries added to an already thin roster.
* Bryan College recently signed Kelsea Knudsen from Sugar Hill, Ga., and North Gwinnett High School for the 2012 volleyball team at the Dayton school. Knudsen is a 5-foot-10 outside or right-side hitter who helped lead North Gwinnett to the state round of 16 in 2009 and the elite eight in 2010 before tearing an ACL last season and refocusing her role as team chaplain. "Kelsea is a great volleyball player with a great story," Bryan coach David Shumaker said in a school release. "She was an all-state player as a junior who injured her knee on the opening day of her senior season. Instead of whining and complaining, Kelsea took her injury as a challenge from God and grew through the experience. ... Kelsea will bring both skill and perspective to her collegiate experience." Knudsen's rehab has her expecting to play soon with her club team. She has a brother, Kenny, on the Bryan baseball team.
* Former East Ridge standout wrestler Dirk Holland, a state champion in 1977 at 155 pounds, died Tuesday in Clemmons, N.C., after a battle with cancer. Following his career with the Pioneers, Holland wrestled for the University of Tennessee.
* The Sewanee men's and women's swimming and diving teams each won twice in a meet last weekend in Memphis. The Sewanee men beat host Rhodes 72-23 and edged NCAA Division II member Henderson State 49-46. The Tigers' Brian Glatt and Peter Schildknecht finished first and second in the 500-yard freestyle, Glatt and Jaime de la Fuente were one-two in the 200 free, Courtland Day won the 400 individualy medley in 4:23.20 and finished second in the 100 freestyle, Marcus Rochelle won the 100 backstroke, Phillip Link won the 100 breaststroke, and Schildknecht was second also in the 1650 free. Rochelle, Link, Denton O'Neal and Alex Linton won the 200 medley relay, and Day, de la Fuente, Parker Wells and Glatt were second in the 400 free relay. The Sewanee women won 48-47 over Rhodes and 50-45 over Henderson State, as Sara Neil won the 100 butterfly and edged teammate Haley Shepherd for the 400 IM victory, and Lizzie Black, Katie Wakefield, Shepherd and Neil won the 200 medley relay. Sewanee's Astrid Escobar won the 100 breast and was second in the 50 and 100 frees, and Wakefield and Shepherd were second and third in the 100 back. Black was third in the 100 breast, and Alix Kloster was third in the 1650 free.
* The Soddy-Daisy girls in Division I and Girls Preparatory School in Division II will open the TSSAA bowling tournament Friday at 1 p.m. EST at Smyrna, Tenn., against Wilson Central and Pope John Paul II, respectively. GPS is 20-0, including a two-pin win over Soddy-Daisy ending the regular season. The Soddy-Daisy boys also are undefeated and face Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at 3:30 p.m. Friday, when McCallie takes on Lausanne in Division II. Team semifinals and finals are Saturday at the Smyrna Bowling Center. The individual tournament begins at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, wrapping up with the finals at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Admission costs $8 Thursday and Friday and $10 Saturday.