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AP file photo by Brian Westerholt / Charlotte football coach Will Healy, whose 49ers played at Clemson last season and will open 2020 at Tennessee, will be the featured speaker for the upcoming 'Night of Impact Banquet' benefiting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

UNC Charlotte football coach Will Healy will be the special speaker for the area Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet on March 3 at the Colonnade civic center in Ringgold. The "Night of Impact" event will start at 6:30, and tickets and table sponsorships are available at www.chattanoogafca.org or by calling local FCA director Jay Fowler at 423-309-4255. Healy is a Chattanooga native and former all-state quarterback at Boyd Buchanan School who played for an FCS national champion at Richmond and began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a head coach he turned around the program at Austin Peay and then was hired at Charlotte and directed his first set of 49ers this year to a 7-6 record and the program's first bowl appearance. "We are so excited to have a rising star in college football coaching circles coming back home to speak for the FCA this year," Fowler said in a release Tuesday. "... Will has always had a way about him — natural leader, extremely competitive, wonderful communicator — and his faith has always been important to him as well. For years, while at UTC, Will was the coach we would coordinate home and road FCA chapel talks with for the Mocs football team."

 

Basketball

* Former Brainerd High School star Kimia Carter of Stetson University is the Atlantic Sun Conference women's basketball freshman of the week for the second time in three weeks. She was chosen Tuesday for her seven points, three rebounds and two assists in the Hatters' game Monday against Holy Cross. Stetson is 6-7 going into its ASUN opener Saturday at Kennesaw State, and Carter is averaging 7.5 points a game.

* Covenant College lost 61-41 in men's basketball Tuesday afternoon at Millsaps and takes a 5-4 record into the 2020 part of the schedule. The Scots shot just 27.1% from the field, 2-of-17 on 3-point tries and 13-of-27 on free throws, and Chris Barnette led them with 14 points. No other Covenant player scored more than six. Millsaps is 9-3.

 

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