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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 13

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 13

UC season tickets
currently on sale

Season tickets for the upcoming Union City High School basketball campaign are currently on sale at the school.
Tickets will sell for $35 each and will gain the bearer entrance to 11 varsity doubleheaders with the Lady Tornadoes and Tornadoes.
UC’s first home games are slated for Nov. 27 against Dresden. All home games will tip off at 6 p.m.
For more information, see Linda Graham at Union City High School.

Skyhawks’ Chapman
earns OVC honor

It came as no surprise to UT Martin fans that Donald Chapman was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s offensive player of the week.
Chapman rushed for 204 yards and four touchdowns during the Skyhawks’ 76-34 victory over Murray State.
It was Chapman’s seventh career 200-yard rushing game and his third consecutive outing with at least 100 yards. He also became just the 14th player ever to rush for 1,000 or more yards in four consecutive seasons.
UTM quarterback Cade Thompson, a transfer from South Carolina, was tabbed the league’s newcomer of the week. Thompson hit on 13-of-21 for 261 passing yards and four touchdowns in the Skyhawks’ drubbing of the Racers.
Meanwhile, Eastern Illinois’ Michael Torres and Eastern Kentucky’s Brandon Gathof shared the OVC’s defensive player of the week accolades.
Torres’ teammate Quinten Ponius was pegged the specialist of the week. Ponius returned a kickoff 96 yards for a score in Eastern Illinois’ 37-23 win over Jacksonville State.

UTM’s newcomer
gets b-ball honor

UT Martin’s Lester Hudson was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s player of the week for the first week of the 2007-08 basketball season.
Hudson averaged 33 points and eight rebounds during a pair of games as part of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
The Memphis native put in a game-high 35 points in the Skyhawks’ loss to the University of Memphis.
In a consolation game victory over Maine, Hudson was responsible for 31 points and six caroms.

Fulmer insisting
Vols are healthy

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says his team is healthy following Saturday’s 34-13 victory over Arkansas and expects the No. 19 Vols to be ready for Vanderbilt this weekend.
“We really game through the game pretty well,” Fulmer said of the win. “I don’t expect anyone to miss any significant practice time or the game.”
However, freshman linebacker LaMarcus Thompson and junior defensive back Ja’Kouri Williams sat out Sunday’s practice for precautionary reasons after having “their bells rung” against Arkansas, Fulmer said.
Tennessee is listed behind No. 8 Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division standings, but the Vols will claim the division title if they can defeat Vanderbilt and Kentucky.