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Messenger Sports Briefs for December 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for December 5

Fussell held down
in 1st OC gals loss

Chassidy Fussell was held to under 25 points for the first time in the season during Obion Central’s 68-50 defeat — its first of this campaign — to host Marshall County in its annual Hoop Fest.
Fussell, who was averaging 32.4 points through five games, hit on just 4-of-16 shots from the field and she was 0-from-6 from 3-point range. Nine of her points came via free throw shots.
Overall, the Lady Rebels’ team suffered from shooting deficiencies as the county locals were just 11-for-35 from the field (5-for-20 from beyond the arc).
Joining Fussell in double digits were Kacee Eaves with 11 points and Macy Wright with 10.
MacKenzie Tucker added in seven markers for OC.
The Central girls return to action on Saturday at county cousin South Fulton.

Henry Co.’s Teague
top player in state

Henry County’s Marsalis Teague added another accolade to his growing list on Thursday as he was chose at the Gatorade Tennessee Football Player of the Year.
Teague, who was named the Class 4A Mr. Football Back of the Year on Monday, helped the Patriots to the semifinals of the TSSAA playoffs for the third consecutive season.
The 5-foot-10 quarterback averaged 12.2 yards per carry, rushing for 1,665 yards and 22 touchdowns during the recently-completed campaign.
Teague also completed 84-of-128 passes for 1,312 yards and 18 TDs with just two interceptions.
With the state award, Teague is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award.

Vols’ safety Morley
arrested on accident

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee safety Demetrice Morley was arrested Thursday morning on an outstanding warrant for a robbery charge from 2007.
The warrant was issued by mistake and Tennessee athletic department spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter said he was released from jail Thursday evening.
Morley, a 21-year-old redshirt junior, failed to appear in court Sept. 4 for a hearing stemming from the strong-armed robbery April 24, 2007.
It is unclear why he was due in court on that date.
Morley, who started 10 games in 2006, was not a part of the Volunteers squad at the time of the initial arrest after being dismissed by then-coach Phillip Fulmer for academic problems.
He was reinstated to the team this season after improving his academic standing and started 10 games. He was tied for eighth on the team with 42 tackles.
The initial incident took place on the campus of Florida International University in Miami. According to the incident report, Morley and an FIU student robbed another student of $35.

Cards make trade
for new shortstop

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals addressed another major offseason concern Thursday night, taking advantage of the San Diego Padres’ sell-off mode by acquiring shortstop Khalil Greene for minor leaguers.
The Padres get minor league right-hander Mark Worrell and a prospect to be named from a pool of three players, two pitchers and one position player.
General manager Kevin Towers said the team has until April 1 to make its selection.
The 29-year-old Greene hit just .213 with 10 home runs last year, and struck out 100 times in 105 games.

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