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Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 21

Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 21
Briefly

SF boys move on,
knock H’crest out

The South Fulton boys ended Hillcrest’s season and continued their own with a 51-16 triumph at the Area 5 jayvee tournament in Martin Saturday.
The Red Devils led 4-2 after one, 24-8 at intermission and 41-13 with three quarters complete.
Montre Lewis was SF’s top contributor with 13 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Khiry Lewis pitched in a dozen with six steals for South Fulton (12-6).
Shaquan Brown was a basket short of double digits with eight during the defeat.
Pablo Salas topped the H’crest (3-13) scoring summary with four points, while teammates Bryan Morris, Austin Rudd and Chandler Fussell each added three.
South Fulton takes on Martin Thursday night at 8 in the tourney’s semifinals.

Lady General triumph
sets all-local semifinal

Lake Road’s girls remain in the hunt for the Area 5 tournament championship.
The Lady Generals evened their record to 8-8 and moved to the semifinals after a 45-42 triumph over Paris Inman at Martin Middle School.
Macy Wright poured in 27 points for LR while twin sisters Whittney and Brittney Dodd contributed seven and six, respectively.
Kristine Hayslett was lauded for her work off the bench with eight rebounds and a layup that tied the game during the third period.
The Lady Generals take on South Fulton Thursday night at 6:45 with the winner of that game advancing to the tourney’s finals against Martin.

BO boys end season
with loss to Martin

The Black Oak boys saw their fortunes were doomed Saturday in a 59-15 loss to No. 2 seed and host Martin at the Area 5 jayvee tournament.
The Eagles (0-13) were led by Jacob McBride with three markers in the loss.
Austin Choate, Christopher Douglas, Morgan Quinton, David Jones, Blake Rudd and Alex Issacs each added a pair for BO.

Lady Rebel frosh
better than Milan

The Obion Central freshman girls’ overcame 17 turnovers in a 39-31 triumph over Milan.
Mackenzie Tucker was the top gun for the Lady Rebels with nine points with Courtney Gurien pulling down a team-high eight rebounds during the victory.
Alex Rapp was complimented by Lady Rebel frosh coach Mack Pirtle for a “great job of penetrating and hitting the open play.”

Freeze is new coach
for Lambuth football

If Lambuth University’s football program has an SEC flavor next season, don’t be surprised.
The Eagles introduced Hugh Freeze, who has served the past three seasons at Ole Miss as a wide receivers’ coach and even as interim head coach, as its new skipper Saturday.
Freeze replaces 15-year veteran Vic Wallace, who accepted another job within the school in mid-November, and he sees a possible jump to the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision in the future for the school.
Prior to his stint at Ole Miss, Freeze led Briarcrest to a pair of Division II state football championships and four girls’ basketball championships during a 13-year stint at the private school.

Crews cleared to return to Volunteers’ bench

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee forward Duke Crews, who was benched more than a month ago because of a heart condition, has been cleared to play for the sixth-ranked Volunteers, the team announced Friday.
Crews’ heart condition was discovered during a round of free echocardiograms given to all Tennessee athletes in the fall. The tests were given in hopes of catching any previously unknown heart conditions that could lead to sudden death.

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