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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 21

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 21

H’crest gals have lead
when it counts vs. SF

The Hillcrest girls were ahead when it counted.
The Lady Cougars, who trailed 5-2 after one quarter and 18-17 with three periods complete, compiled an 11-4 bettering of South Fulton in the final canto en route to a 28-22 victory on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the SF boys led 18-2 after one quarter and 27-8 at halftime as they coasted to a 44-32 bettering of H’crest.
In the girls’ game, Kelsey Gibson was the top performer for the Lady Cougars (4-0) as she accumulated seven points. Tory Reedy pulled down seven rebounds for the victors.
Ka-lon Martin posted a double-double for South Fulton (6-1) as she totaled 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Red Devils (5-2) got 13 points from Jacquay Garmon and a dozen from Tevaris James.
Chandler Fussell paced Hillcrest (1-3) with 14 points, while Bryan Morris added nine during the loss.
H’crest returns to action on Monday at Black Oak, while SF is off until Dec. 1 when they host Fulton County.

LR uses brooms
to sweep Black Oak

Brooke Jennings offered a diversified stat sheet of 20 points, six steals and five assists to propel the Lake Road girls past Black Oak 47-32 on Thursday evening.
In the nightcap, the Generals procured the twinbill sweep as they downed BO 37-28.
During the girls’ game, Charity Howard joined Jennings in double digits for the Lady Generals (2-3) as she totaled 14 points and four steals, while Brandi Goodman pulled down eight rebounds and she also offered five steals, four assists and three points.
For the Lady Eagles (0-5), Abby Blackburn was the top performer with 10 points and seven rebounds, while Leah Baldwin contributed eight points. Ashlynn Hamm did a little bit of everything for BO as she totaled seven points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
The Generals (3-1) got nine points from both Brady Chandler and Garrett Stanford. Hunter Allen brought down 11 rebounds for LR.
Black Oak (0-5) was powered by Blake Rudd, who finished with a game-high 15 markers. Hunter Short and Drew Hayes pulled down eight rebounds apiece for BO.
Both teams return to action on Monday evening as Black Oak hosts Hillcrest and Lake Road travels to Lake County.
Injured Titans’ CB
could skip surgery

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans’ cornerback Eric King has a broken forearm that likely will need surgery. That doesn’t mean his season is over just yet.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that King will miss Sunday’s game with the New York Jets (7-3). King was hurt while starting for Nick Harper in the 24-14 win at Jacksonville. The key backup is getting several opinions on the injury before the Titans (10-0) make a decision on a key backup with six games remaining in the regular season.
Fisher said there’s a chance King could return this season so they are going to evaluate the situation over the next couple days.

U of M just does it
with deal with Nike

MEMPHIS (AP) — The University of Memphis has announced the athletic department has agreed to a five-year, $11.3 million contract with Nike to provide shoes, apparel and equipment for all Tiger athletic teams.
Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson said Wednesday that given the current economic conditions and the increasing cost to operate athletic departments, it is imperative to have corporate partners such as Nike.
Memphis athletic teams have always been responsible for their own apparel, equipment and uniforms. Now, each team will be outfitted by Nike, lifting some of the financial burden on budgets.
W. Brandon Kolditz, assistant director of University of Memphis athletic media relations, said the contract, which has been agreed to in principle, must be now be approved by the state.

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