Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 4

JV blowouts traded
by Union City, SF

It was a jayvee basketball tradeoff.
South Fulton’s girls drubbed Union City 49-13 Thursday evening with the Twister boys controlling a 39-22 decision from the onset against their intra-county rival.
In the opener, South Fulton pressed early, forcing the host Lady Tornadoes to commit 29 turnovers. The Red Devilettes began the game with 14 unanswered points and led 14-2 after one, 31-2 at halftime and 42-11 with three quarters history.
The Lady Twisters (4-8) got five points from Amber Fair with Jackie Hudson pulling down 10 rebounds and adding four points during the downfall.
No stats were provided to the paper by the Devilettes.
In the nightcap, Union City sprinted to a 10-4 advantage after one. The Twisters allowed just a free throw to SF in the second quarter to hold a comfy 21-5 lead at the break.
Peyton Mosley was the top gun for the Tornadoes (4-8) with a dozen, while Shyheim Slayton added 11 points and six steals. Nick Crumble brought down nine rebounds.
South Fulton (9-5) was led by Montre Lewis and Kendall Greer with four points each during the downfall.
Both middle schools return to action Monday with SF hosting Westview and Union City entertaining Dyersburg.

Allen’s 28 sufficient
in UC frosh triumph

Union City’s Lamarcus Allen caught fire with 28 points and five 3-pointers in his team’s 67-55 victory over Obion Central’s frosh boys.
Meanwhile, the Lady Rebels took the 43-27 decision in the girls’ game.
In the nightcap, the Twisters (6-3) were consistent with a six-point lead when intermission commenced (30-24) and ultimate won by a margin that was twice that.
Grant Victory pitched in nine markers for Union City.
In the opener, Obion Central’s girls trailed 9-8 after one, led 23-14 at halftime and held a 36-18 advantage with a period remaining during the victory.
The Lady Rebels return to frosh action Saturday at Graves County (Ky.) with their male counterparts traveling to Dyersburg Monday.
Union City’s freshman boys play at Milan Monday.

Ex-UTM standout
signs with Cairns

Former UT Martin men’s basketball standout Jared Newson has signed a contract to play for the Cairns Taipans of Australia’s National Basketball League. Newson joined his new squad just before the Christmas holiday for their Dec. 21 match-up with the Singapore Slingers.
In his debut, Newson managed only two points but has since followed that with outputs of 19 and 22 points in his last two games.
“His pedigree is very, very good and he will be a great asset to us. He will help us get back on top of the NBL,” said Taipans’ head coach Alan Black.
Prior to joining the Taipans, Newson spent the summer in the NBA Development League and was the final player cut from the Dallas Mavericks’ roster during the preseason.

NAIA title game
leaving Savannah

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Shorter College and Rome-Floyd County have been awarded the 2008 and 2009 NAIA football championship games.
The 2008 championship will be played on Dec. 20 and the 2009 game on Dec. 19, both at Barron Stadium, home of the Shorter College Hawks.
The championship game has been played in Savannah for the past dozen years.

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