Bryan College sophomore Rafael Mentzingen was one of two Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer players named Tuesday to the NAIA All-America second team, and Bryan teammates Charlie Clarke and Jordan Dunstan and Tennessee Wesleyan's OT Bah received honorable mention. Mentzingen, honored already as a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, had 12 goals and five assists in the 2016 season, when Clarke had 14 goals and three assists and Dunstan had a goal and five assists and was the AAC defensive player of the year. Bah totaled seven goals and seven assists for the Bulldogs.
* The Lee University basketball teams won their home games Tuesday against different opponents. After the Lady Flames improved to 6-1 by beating Auburn-Montgomery 73-47, the Flames rose to 5-2 with a 95-90 overtime defeat of North Georgia as Rico Overall scored 22 points, Keevin Tyus had 19 plus 12 rebounds, Ryan Montgomery scored 14 points off the bench and Jervon Johnson and Cody Farley had 12 points each for Lee. Reigning Gulf South Conference player of the week Carrie Cheeks had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Taylor Boggess also scored 16 points for the Lady Flames, who got 12 points and five assists from Erin Walsh to go with six assists from Abby Bertram. Cheeks was the player of the week after averaging 17.5 points and 14 rebounds in two wins last week, when she shot 82.3 percent from the field, and Bertram was the GSC freshman of the week with averages of 17.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds. She hit seven of nine 3-point tries in the two games. Cheeks, a 6-foot-3 junior from Sonoraville High School, is averaging 15.7 points and 11.6 rebounds for the season.facebook
* The Oglethorpe women's basketball team won 55-49 on Tuesday at Covenant, but the host Scots won the men's game 78-64 with 19 points, seven assists and three steals from Berto Dryden, 14 points and eight rebounds from Z Arima, 12 points from Bailey Spragg and 10 rebounds from Patjo Twagirayezu. Rachel Price and Joanna Smith led the Lady Scots (4-1) with 10 points and nine rebounds apiece.
* The Bryan men beat visiting Johnson from Knoxville 107-92 on Tuesday for their second win in 12 games this season.
* Visiting Maryville College blitzed the Sewanee men's basketball team 16-3 in overtime and won 83-70 on Tuesday as Colt Nokes had 20 points and eight rebounds. Jorden Williams scored 28 points with five 3s in defeat for the Tigers (4-2), who got 13 and 10 points from the Born brothers, Clay and Leo.
* Kate Mashburn of Calhoun (Ga.) High School was one of three women's golf signees Tennessee Tech announced Tuesday from the early signing period for the 2017-18 school year. With one high school season still to go, Mashburn already has led Calhoun to back-to-back Class AAA state titles and was Georgia's AAA player of the year as well as an all-state selection. She also was the Southern Junior Golf Tour player of the year and was third in the SJGT Tour Championship. Tech coach Polk Brown said in a school release that the Golden Eagles were "very fortunate" to get Mashburn. "She has a tremendous amount of upside," he said. "She's very even-keeled on the golf course and handles herself very well. We feel like she will come in and contribute right away."
* Bracton Womack from Morrison, Tenn., and Warren County High School was one of Tennessee Tech's two early signees for men's golf announced Tuesday. The other was Will Brooks from Cookeville High. Womack had four first-place finishes, three runner-up finishes and two other top-fives the last two years for Warren County and shot a 64 each year on Tech's home course. He tied for eighth in the Class AAA state tournament this fall and qualified for the Tennessee Junior Cup team competition.