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Messenger Sports Briefs for January 12

Messenger Sports Briefs for January 12
Briefly

SF football banquet
scheduled for Thurs.

The South Fulton High School football banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening at 6.
The banquet will be held in the high school’s cafeteria.
SF head coach Kelly Spivey will give out awards to the standouts from the Red Devils’ season, which ended in the second-round of the playoffs with a loss to eventual Class A state champion Union City.

UTM-TTU twinbill
to be a busy place

There will be a lot going on before and during UT Martin home basketball doubleheader with Tennessee Tech on Thursday evening.
For starters, the men’s game, which is sponsored by Allegro Marinade, will be televised nationally on ESPNU and the Skyhawks’ 2009 Ohio Valley Conference championship banner will be unveiled prior to the 8 p.m. tipoff.
Additionally, all fans wearing blue or orange will be admitted for $1. All children 12-and-under accompanied by a paying adult will get in free.
And, in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer, all cancer survivors will be admitted free.
The UT Martin women start the twinbill at 5:30 p.m. against Tennessee Tech.
Sodexo will host courtside dining starting at halftime of the women’s game.
The cost of the meal is $7 per adult and $5 for children under 10.
For ticket information, call 881-7207.

Murray ‘Miles’ ahead
of Eastern Illinois

MURRAY (AP) — Is-acc Miles scored a season-high 21 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, leading Murray State in a 75-59 win over Eastern Illinois on Monday night.
B.J. Jenkins added 14 points and Tony Easley finished with eight points and five blocks for the Racers (14-3, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who continued their best start in the OVC since going 13-0 in 1998-99.
The Racers shot 90.3 percent from the free throw line (28-for-31) compared to just a 68.8 mark (11-for-16) for the Panthers.
The Panthers (10-6, 4-2) led by four points at the break, but Murray State outscored them 51-31 in the second half to run away with the victory.
Tyler Laser scored 13 points and Ousmane Cisse grabbed 11 boards for the Panthers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Racers, who travel to take on Eastern Illinois again on Jan. 21, have won five in a row.

Volunteer PG Maze
is top SEC player

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee point guard Bobby Maze was named the Southeastern Conference’s player of the week a day after the Volunteers upset top-ranked Kansas.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior from Suitland, Md., averaged 14.5 points, six rebounds and 5.5 assists in wins over Charlotte and the Jayhawks.
Playing with just five other scholarship players and three Vols walk-ons, Maze had a career-high 16 points in UT’s 76-68 win over Kansas on Sunday.
Maze is averaging 8.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists for all of the Vols’ games this season.
Tennessee hosts Auburn on Thursday in the Vols’ first SEC game of the season.

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