Area Sports Notes: Tigers, Lady Cougars win in TCCAA doubleheader

Area Sports Notes: Tigers, Lady Cougars win in TCCAA doubleheader

January 13th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Seven-footer Raekwon Long had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Chattanooga State won 77-68 in TCCAA men's basketball Saturday afternoon at Cleveland State, and Kalin Johnson, Maleek Taylor and Jaquez Johnson scored 12 points apiece in the win. Roger Davis added 10 for the Tigers, and Elijah Gibson grabbed seven rebounds. Cleveland State won the women's game 62-57 as Abby Hubert and Ebony Kelley had 22 and 18 points and six and seven steals for the Lady Cougars. Kelley also collected 10 rebounds, and Julia Gaither had seven plus five steals, while Jordan Smith scored 10 points. Mackenzie Trouten led the Lady Tigers with 12 points and three steals, and Shanice Nelson had 11 points, Ashlyan Baker and Essence Johnson 10 each and Zikaya Wright 11 rebounds. For the Cleveland State men, Domont'a' Wright had 22 points and nine rebounds, Josh Parker provided 12 points and seven assists and Delaino Walker had 10 points.

-The Lee University women pulled away in the second half for a 71-55 Gulf South Conference victory Saturday against visiting Shorter, and the Lee men followed with a 91-70 defeat of the Rome school. Thirteen Flames scored in the men's win, led by Michael McGuirk and Jason Landman off the bench with 15 points apiece and combined 11-of-16 shooting from the field. Levi Woods had 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Ryan Montgomery added 10 on 5-of-6 success for Lee, which shot 70 percent as a team in building a 52-26 halftime lead. Parker Suedekum passed for six assists. Erin Walsh scored 13 points for the Lady Flames (14-3, 7-2), and Shelby Brown had 10 points and seven rebounds.

-Bryan College swept an Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader against Allen University in Dayton, 87-56 in the women's game and 76-71 in the men's. Karli Combs scored 28 points and was 7-of-10 on 3-point shots for the second-place Lady Lions (13-5, 10-2), who got 11 points and 10 rebounds from Amber Levi, 10 points and seven assists from Tristan McClellan and eight rebounds and three blocked shots from Keneisha Love. For the Bryan men, Oteriah Lee had 21 points and five assists and E.J. Bush contributed 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

-Tennessee Wesleyan's fourth-place Lady Bulldogs edged third-place Point University 60-56 in their AAC game Saturday at Athens, as Hunter Simpson scored 25 points and Madison Walkup had 10 plus eight rebounds. Kenzie Conn and Kaitlin Simon scored nine points each for TWU (10-6, 9-4), while Courtney White had 16 points and eight rebounds for Point (13-5, 10-3). Wesleyan also won the men's game, 91-80, as Andre AppleWhite and Kenny Dean had 21 and 16 points, nine and 10 rebounds and four assists apiece. Jalen Oliver scored 13 points and matched Dean with three steals, and Johnson Decembre tallied 10 points. Taboris Griggs had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Point, and Tyonn Stuckey added 19 points.

-The Covenant College women stole a USA South victory Saturday at LaGrange, 56-49, as Kaley Hallmark had six steals with her 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Joanna Smith had four thefts with a game-high nine rebounds. Jessica Bell and Emma Grimes each made three steals, Bell with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Bekah Walter led the Lady Scots in scoring with 16 points.

-The Covenant men lost 94-85 in USA South play at North Carolina Wesleyan but had four players score 15 to 17 points. Patjo Twagireyezu led the Scots with 17 while Caleb Haynes scored 16 and Bailey Spragg and James Mitchell added 15 apiece. Mitchell made five 3s for his total, and Spragg and Berto Dryden had five assists each and five and four steals.


-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf coach Mark Guhne will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday, but it will be at Southside Social again instead of Finley Stadium. Those attending are asked to park in the gravel lot between Southside Social and the apartment complex under construction at the corner of Chestnut and 20th streets. Enter the building through the gate adjacent to the lot's handicap spaces. Attendance costs $12 with a meal, $4 without, and as usual the public is invited.