Area sports notes: Mocs' Connor Tolley is SoCon wrestler of week

Area sports notes: Mocs' Connor Tolley is SoCon wrestler of week

February 14th, 2019 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Senior heavyweight Connor Tolley became Wednesday the fourth Southern Conference wrestler of the week this season from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Tolley improved to 5-1 in league duals with two weekend decisions, the latter sealing an 18-12 team win over 25th-ranked Campbell that gave the Mocs a share of the SoCon regular-season championship. Tolley scored two third-period takedowns in that 7-4 decision.


» Sewanee sophomore pitcher Trey Holland was included on the national team of the week for his five shutout innings in the Tigers' 7-3 season-opening win over Guilford at Montgomery, Alabama. The left-hander allowed only one hit — with one out in the fifth — and struck out six batters. He was All-SAA as a freshman.


» Chattanooga State's scheduled softball opening doubleheader in Hanceville, Alabama, was rained out Tuesday, but coach Blythe Golden has her Lady Tigers in Florida for two games at Pensacola State in advance of five games Friday and Saturday in the Sun Chief Classic at nearby Gulf Shores, Alabama. Madison Tidmore, Madison Crabtree, Katie Cheeseman, Kayla Woody, Mary Kate Pritchett and Shelby Penning are returning regulars from the 51-12 team that went 31-3 in the 2018 TCCAA regular season, but the pitchers are all freshmen: Tennessee Tech transfer Brooke Parrott from Central High School, Rilee King from Indiana, Lindsay Modar from Virginia and Abby Wall from Rhea County. Two other key freshmen are Breanna Vinson from Marion County and Ashlyn Holland from Fort Payne.

» Lincoln Memorial's softball team is 5-1 after 9-3 and 7-0 home wins Wednesday over Lee University. In the first game for the Lady Flames (6-6), Claudia Jones homered, Kayla Gooch was 2-for-4 and Caroline Freiling had a two-run pinch hit.


» Covenant College beat visiting Berea 74-67 in USA South men's basketball Wednesday night and now is 16-1 in league play, 17-7 overall. Will Crumly and Bailey Spragg had 26 and 18 points and 10 rebounds each for the Scots, Spragg adding nine assists and Jackson Fitzgerald (five) and Noah Oetjen combining for nine.

» The Covenant women ended their season 10-16 with an 85-72 loss at East Division third seed Huntingdon in the first round of the USA South tournament. Joanna Smith went out with 19 points for the Lady Scots, while Raquel Rosa and Bekah Walter scored 13 apiece and Kaley Hallmark added 12.

» Miles Thomas had 45 points and eight rebounds as Walters State avenged a TCCAA home loss with a 78-69 win at Cleveland State. Making only one 3-point basket, he was 16-of-28 from the field and 12-of-15 on free throws for the Senators (21-7, 12-4), who rallied from a 36-28 halftime deficit. For the Cougars (10-13, 6-9), Delaino Walker had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Jonathon King, Darius Turman and Exavian Young scored 12, 11 and 10 points. Maurice Dickson pulled down 11 rebounds; Demonte Person had six assists. Hannah Phillips scored 12 and Michaela Bennefield and Peyton Eads added 11 and 10, Bennefield with seven rebounds, as the Lady Cougars (6-15, 4-9) lost 70-46 to the first-place Lady Senators (22-4, 14-0).


» Lee University's Micaela Belen Maiz arrived in Cleveland this semester and became the Gulf South Conference women's tennis freshman of the week as a result of her first official college competition. In the Lady Flames' 7-0 defeat of North Greenville, she won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 singles after teaming with Asia Grzegrzolka for a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles. Belen Maiz is from Buenos Aires.