Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 28

Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 28

Repeat not in cards
for Lake Road girls

There would be no repeat in order for Lake Road’s girls as the champions at the Area 5 tournament Saturday.
The Lady Generals, who won last year’s area event, fell to top seed and host Martin 37-24.
Macy Wright led the way for LR with 11 points while Whittney Dodd accounted for five during the defeat.
Lake Road’s girls return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday at Westview High School in Martin as part of the TMSAA Sectional tournament — which is the middle school equivalent of a West Tennessee championship — against an opponent to be determined from Area 4.

Lady Rebel JV squad
dominates Dyersburg

Obion Central’s jayvee basketball girls made short work out of Dyersburg Friday evening.
Mackenzie Tucker tallied 18 markers for the Lady Rebels with Laurie Craddock responsible for 10 points and a pair of trifectas.
According to JV girls’ coach Mack Pirtle, OC forced the D’burg “into a lot of turnovers and did a great job making the extra pass and moving on offense.”

SF set to honor many
at final home game

South Fulton High School will honor numerous local entities during its final regular season home game of the 2007-08 basketball campaign Tuesday night.
For starters, the school’s booster club will host a hospitality room for its business members throughout the evening.
Meanwhile, in between the girls’ and boys’ games against District 14A rival Bradford, the senior basketball players and cheerleaders will be honored for their efforts at South Fulton.
The SFMS middle school basketball teams and cheerleaders — all of which won the Obion County School System’s championships in their respective disciplines — also will be lauded for their efforts during the evening.

Jacksonville State
no match for UTM

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Gerald Robinson scored 26 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in helping UT Martin defeat Jacksonville State 81-70 on Saturday.
The Skyhawks (10-12, 6-6 Ohio Valley Conference) overcame an early lead by the Gamecocks (4-16, 2-10), who led by three in the final two minutes of the first half.
But UTM tied the score, then pulled ahead by five to close out the first half 44-39. The team returned strong after the break and led the rest of the way.
Robinson was followed by Lester Hudson, the nation’s second leading scorer, with 20 points. Hudson also posted 12 rebounds, while Union City product Marquis Weddle added 16 points for the Skyhawks.

H’boldt is spoiler
for Jr. Twisters

The season came to an end for the Union City Middle School boys’ after a 49-41 loss to Humboldt Saturday in the Small School Area jayvee tournament.
The Twisters (4-12) fell despite a double-double from Shyheim Slayton, who finished with a dozen points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.
Travis Rutland pulled down 12 boards in the loss.

SEMO coach sits,
attends UC game

The Ohio Valley Conference issued a one-game suspension to Southeast Missouri State head men’s basketball coach Scott Edgar for comments made Thursday night on a post-game radio interview regarding officiating.
Edgar served the suspension on Saturday in the Redhawks’ 86-85 loss at Murray State. Edgar spent Saturday night in Union City on a recruiting trip.
“I would like to apologize to Commissioner Steinbrecher, supervisor of men’s basketball officials Dale Kelly and the officials in our game last night versus Morehead State University for the comments made in the post-game interview by our head coach, Scott Edgar,” said Don Kaverman, Southeast Missouri State Director of Athletics. “We fully support the OVC policy concerning public criticism of game officials and concur with the actions taken by Commissioner Steinbrecher in suspending Coach Edgar for Saturday’s game. Coach Edgar and I have discussed this situation and he has apologized for his comments.”

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