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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 13

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 13

Repeat is NCAA line
to Lambuth programs

The NCAA Member-ship Committee voted to have Lambuth University continue in their membership process but remain at the first-year level, according to a school news release.
The process for NCAA Division II eligibility includes a two-year candidacy period and a provisional year before becoming a full-fledged member.
This year will be the third in which Lambuth has been at the first-year level of the NCAA’s process.
The committee infor-med Lambuth University of two areas that still need improvement (compliance and gender-equity.)
The school’s well-documented financial problems were not addressed by the NCAA.
Members of the NCAA committee will visit the LU campus this fall to review the status of the athletic program and the institution as a whole, according to the press release issued by the school.
Lambuth University currently competes in the NAIA.

Wall shines with Lester
as Wizards roll to win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Wall, playing his second NBA Summer League game with the Wizards, had 18 points, 10 assists and five steals in Washington’s 89-64 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
UT Martin product Lester Hudson logged nearly 20 minutes for Washington, scoring seven points and pulling down six rebounds.
Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, made all eight of his free throws to improve to 19-for-19 at the line in two games.
Wall was fouled on a drive to the basket with 41 seconds left in the first quarter and landed hard on his back.
He made both free throws before leaving the game to be checked by the Wizards’ trainer.
But Wall quickly returned in the second quarter and had 10 points in the period.
Nick Young also scored 18 points for the Wizards.
Al-Farouq Aminu and Wall’s former Kentucky teammate Eric Bledsoe each had 17 points for the Clippers.

River City no match
for War Eagles’ team

The West Tennessee War Eagles clicked on all cylinders over the weekend during a 59-0 spanking of the River City (Ky.) Raptors.
All totaled, the War Eagles limited RC to just six first down, forcing eight turnovers in the process.
Former UT Martin quarterback Dexter Anoka, who had serves as the team’s starting signal-caller, was not present. He is currently on a leave of absence from the team.
Backup QB DeAngelo Johnson was respectable in his place, completing 4-of-5 passes for 94 yards — a 46-yard scoring connection to Ryan Scott included.
The War Eagles host the Memphis Predators on Saturday at 4.


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