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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team thrashed visiting Gardner-Webb 34-5 in a Southern Conference dual meet Sunday afternoon in McKenzie Arena. The Mocs (4-6, 2-0) by weight class bookended 15-0 technical falls by Fabian Gutierrez at 125 and Grayson Walthall at 285, but they actually went back to back as the team event began at 149 with a forfeit win for UTC's Tanner Smith. Smith is No. 23 in his class in the FloWrestling national rankings. Gutierrez is ranked 20th, as is 184-pounder Matthew Waddell, who won by pin to give the Mocs an 18-2 lead. GWU (1-5, 0-2) won two two-point decisions. Other winners for UTC were Tyler Shilson, Hunter Fortner, Rodney Jones and Colton Landers in his first college start. "I think we came out a little bit slow as a team," coach Kyle Ruschell said in a UTC release. "As the match got going, I think our guys wrestled pretty tough. We got to our leg attacks and scored a lot of points."

 

Basketball

* Visiting Berry College beat the Sewanee women 61-52 and the Sewanee men 72-57 in a Southern Athletic Association basketball doubleheader Sunday afternoon. Micah Johnson had seven assists and led four double-figure scorers with 16 points for the Berry men (12-4, 3-2), while former Covenant player Caleb Haynes from Section, Alabama, had 13 points and seven rebounds. Adrian Thomas paced Sewanee (8-8, 2-3) with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals; Joey Knox added 13 points. For the Sewanee women (5-10, 1-4), Ellie Treanton had 14 points and seven rebounds, Lakeisha Phillips 13 points, Abby Young 10 points and Kinsley Logan four steals.

* Dalton State's men extended their winning streak to eight games with a come-from-behind 85-84 Southern States Athletic Conference home victory Saturday against Bethel. The Roadrunners (15-1, 5-1) trailed by 10 points at 71-61 with just over seven minutes left to play and by seven points four minutes later, but they tied the score at 83 and Sean Cranney's two free throws with 16 seconds to go were the last points of the game. Cranney had 14 points and five assists, and Kevon Tucker led DSC with 20 points and four steals. Randy Bell scored 17. Javonte Ellis and Cayden Edmonson had 22 and 21 for Bethel (10-7, 2-4).

* Bryant Bernard was 6-of-9 on 3-point shots and scored 25 points and Ty Patterson and Billy Balogun each had 17 points and seven rebounds, but their Tennessee Wesleyan team lost 89-86 at St. Andrews in an Appalachian Athletic Conference game Saturday. Balogun was 8-of-9 from the field. Lorenzo Gatling had eight assists with 10 points for TWU (5-9, 3-8).

* The Dyersburg State women ended Chattanooga State's eight-game winning streak with a 91-78 TCCAA triumph Saturday in West Tennessee, and the Dyersburg men won 76-67. Michelle Smith had 23 points and four steals for the Lady Tigers (11-5, 4-3) before fouling out, and Melisa Carter and Shaquala Walton contributed 17 points apiece and eight and seven rebounds (six offensive for each). Gla'Mia Letcher had 11 rebounds. Kira Lowery and Amaria Pugh each scored 27 points and Morgan Terry added 20 for Dyersburg (15-3, 5-2). Devin Pitts' 21 points and eight steals led the Dyersburg men (15-1, 6-1). The Tigers (6-10, 3-4) got 18 points from Skylar Williams, 13 rebounds from Erik Grajales and 13 points, 10 rebounds and four steals from Malcolm Daniels.

Compiled by Ron Bush

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