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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team took six of 10 matches to beat Ohio 19-15 in a dual Sunday afternoon at Maclellan Gym. The Mocs (3-4) never trailed, but the Bobcats (1-3) also never really went away, and UTC clinched the victory when Rodney Jones earned an 8-6 sudden-victory decision against Jake Walker at 197 pounds. "It was tough because that guy is a tough wrestler," Jones said in a UTC release. "I knew that he was going to be stingy when it came to finishing takedowns on him. I got two reversals, and those reversals really kept me in the match. I kept my motion and kept trying to fire off shots when I could, and it ended up working out for me." Fabian Gutierrez opened the dual with a 15-4 major decision at 125 pounds, and the Mocs also got points via decisions for Franco Valdes (133) — who won in overtime — Tanner Smith (149), Andrew Nicholson (165) and Matthew Waddell (184). "It is a good win," UTC coach Kyle Ruschell said in the release. "We beat two of their top guys at 133 and 149, so those were two good quality wins that our guys needed. That is what this year has been about, giving our guys lots of opportunities. Today, a couple guys capitalized on that." UTC's next two duals are on the road, Dec. 14 at No. 11 Iowa State and Dec. 21 at No. 5 Virginia Tech, before hosting the annual Southern Scuffle tournament Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena.

Basketball

* Rodley Adjei had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the Dalton State College men's basketball team improved to 8-1 this season with a 92-77 home win over Edward Waters College on Saturday. Adjei made 11 of 13 free throws and Kevon Tucker hit 10 of 11 in scoring 20 points for the Roadrunners, who are ranked 21st in NAIA Division I. Randy Bell scored 18, and Jordan Young had 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. The Roadrunners don't play again until visiting Life Univesity in Marietta on Dec. 11.

Compiled by Ron Bush and Marty Kirkland. Contact Bush at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291 and Kirkland at mkirkland@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6478.

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