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Dalton's David Noll Jr. lines up a shot during the final round of the North Georgia Invitational on June 1, 2014, at Dalton Golf & Country Club. Noll was honored Saturday as the GSGA men's player of the year, the ninth time he has received the award. / Staff file photo

David Noll Jr. of Dalton was honored for the ninth time as the Georgia State Golf Association's men's player of the year at Saturday's 2019 awards luncheon in Atlanta. Noll, who on March 13 will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, won his fourth state mid-amateur championship in 2019 and reached the round of 32 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Basketball

* Lee University's 23rd-ranked men's team had its 11-game winning streak end Saturday with an 86-84 overtime loss at the University of West Alabama, after the No. 7 Lee women overcame a 16-point first-half deficit and won 73-62 in the Gulf South Conference doubleheader. Haley Schubert and Lindsey Roddy scored 20 and 18 points and Abby Bertram had 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals for the Lady Flames (17-1, 9-1), who got within six by halftime and surged ahead in the third quarter. The Flames (13-4, 8-2) erased a 45-29 halftime lead for UWA (13-4, 6-3) but couldn't get the win. Beyuan Hendricks led them with 19 points, while Jason Landman scored 14 and Ryan Montgomery had 13 plus team highs of six rebounds and six assists. Josh Lowe also scored 13 points, and Parker Suedekum had 10 with four assists. Quay Kennedy made the tying basket with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter and blocked a shot at the buzzer.

* Cleveland State's women won 59-57 at Dyersburg State and leapfrogged the Lady Eagles into second place in the Tennessee Community Colege Athletic Association as Asjah Harrell and Charisma Barner scored 14 points each and Britnay Gore had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Harrell also had five steals and five assists and Barner added seven rebounds for the Lady Cougars (11-6, 7-2). Nationally 20th-ranked Dyersburg won the men's game 110-93, but the Cougars got 22 points from Kerry Pratt, 18 from Jon Morgan and 15 plus nine assists from Demonte Person. Jaquez Hicks added 11 points and led them in rebounds with six.

* Dalton State's men won 75-67 at William Carey for their 10th consecutive victory. That made the Roadrunners, ranked sixth in NAIA Division I, 17-1 overall and 6-1 in the Southern States Athletic Conference.

* Karli Combs hit six 3-point shots and scored 20 points as the 18th-ranked (NAIA Division II) Bryan College Lady Lions staved off an Appalachian Athletic Conference upset with a 75-72 home win over Montreat. The Montreat men (14-4, 10-4) won 93-81. Destiny Kassner and Kaitlynn Hennessee scored 16 and 15 for the Lady Lions (18-1, 14-1), while Sarah Cain had seven rebounds with 10 points and five steals, including the win-clinching theft with five seconds to go. Deandra Luna had six assists. For the Lions (9-10, 8-7), Brandon Thomas had 25 points and four assists and Isaiah McClain, Justin Warner and Noah Mulaski scored 13, 12 and 10 points.

* Tennessee Wesleyan's Lady Bulldogs fell 63-56 in their AAC game at Kentucky Christian, and the Wesleyan men followed their 75-66 home win Wednesday over Reinhardt with an 89-75 loss in Kentucky. Bryant Bernard scored 25 points and Joshua Chairs and Lorenzo Gatling had 12 and 11 for the Bulldogs (6-10, 4-9), Chairs going 4-of-6 on 3s, and Jamesio Rhine had seven rebounds. For the TWU women (7-10, 7-7), Jordan Wright, Hannah Cherry and Alyson Crowder each scored 11 points. Wright had 29 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday's overtime home loss to Reinhardt. One of Reinhardt's leaders was Ringgold's Bethany Headrick with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

* The Covenant College men fell to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in the USA South with a 76-63 loss at William Peace. Zack Allen led the Scots with 14 points and six rebounds, and Ryan Billig scored 10 points.

* Covenant's women are 6-10 and 3-4 in the USA South after winning 51-35 at Agnes Scott. Cosette Kirsch had 15 points, six steals and four assists for Covenant, which pulled away with a 21-4 run from late in the third quarter into the fourth. Ruthie Moore scored 12 points and Margo Koby pulled down 11 rebounds; Hannah Monday had eight rebounds and three blocks.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291.

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