Messenger Sports Briefs for Janauary 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for Janauary 11
Briefly

All high schoolers
may play tonight

At least, two of the three high schools in Obion County have announced plans to take to the hardwood as scheduled this evening.
South Fulton’s home twinbill against Greenfield is a go, according to girls’ coach Curt Lee, as neither school’s county system was out today — though the Obion County system did go in an hour late — due to winter weather.
Also, Obion Central athletic director Tommy Victory told The Messenger this morning that his school’s District 13AA doubleheader vs. Dyersburg is to be played as scheduled this evening.
The wild card in the local equation is Union City’s scheduled home date with Halls. The Lauderdale County School System — of which Halls is part of — did not have classes today. It is unknown whether that system has a policy in place regarding if athletic events can take place in the p.m. hours on days when school is cancelled due to weather.
Union City High School officials were attempting to get into contact with the administration at Halls High School this morning to find out if the visiting team would be able to make tonight’s twinbill.

Mon. winter weather
alters jr. high slate

The winter weather wiped the junior high/middle school slate clean on Monday evening.
A total of four games were postponed due to the snow that cancelled classes in most West Tennessee counties on Monday morning.
Those games postponed (with no make-up dates announced) included Black Oak at Hillcrest, South Fulton at Ridgemont and Lake Road at Martin.
Union City’s regular-season finale at Nortview was moved from Monday to Thursday.

UTM gal Newsome
is top OVC freshman

UT Martin freshman guard Jasmine Newsome has been named the Adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for her efforts against Austin Peay and Tennessee State.
Newsome led the Skyhawks in scoring as UTM defeated the Lady Governors and Lady Tigers.
She put up 19 points against Austin Peay and followed that up with 24 points against TSU.
Newsome and the Skyhawks return to action Thursday at Tennessee Tech. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

Skyhawks progress
but lose to APSU

UT Martin made some forward progress, before ultimately suffering a 71-61 setback against Austin Peay on Monday evening.
The Skyhawks led by nine at halftime, but the Ohio Valley Conference-leading Governors shot over 60 percent in the second half to claim the triumph.
UTM freshman Troy King had 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting to lead the Skyhawks (4-13, 0-6 OVC). Mike Liabo had 12 point).
UT Martin will now head back on the road for its next two OVC games.
The Skyhawks play in Cookeville on Thursday at Tennessee Tech and at Jacksonville State on Saturday.

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