Messenger Sports Briefs for January 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for January 18
Briefly

SF gals No. 1 seed;
Devils topple R’mont

The top seeds are now known for the upcoming Obion County School System Tournament.
The South Fulton girls cemented their spot as the No. 1 seed with a 38-29 besting of Ridgemont on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, the three-time defending OCSS champion SF boys completed a twinbill sweep, upsetting already determined top seed R’mont 35-33.
In Monday’s girls’ game, Sydney Easterwood paced the Devilettes (15-1) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Melanie Johnson added eight tallies.
Ridgemont (7-8) had Stella Preuett with 11 points, Nichole Whitson with seven and Jessica Hobbs with six.
In the nightcap, Aaron Hollingsworth propelled the victorious Redmen (7-9) with 13 points. Skylar Grissom was also key for SF with nine points, seven rebounds and four steals as was teammate Cory Pinion, who offered eight markers and brought down eight boards.
The Mustangs (9-6) had Jacob Sisk with a game-high 16 points and Caleb Byars with six.
All four teams return to the hardwood in the OCSS Tournament this week. A complete bracket will be released after tonight’s makeup twinbill between Hillcrest and Black Oak.

UCMS “B” ladies
finish 2nd in WTAC

The Union City Middle School girls “B” team finished second at the West Tennessee Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Twisters fell to Dyersburg 27-21 in the title game. UC had defeated Three Oaks by a 25-15 margin in the semifinals.
KaLeighn White had a Lady Twister-high eight points in the defeat to D’burg, while Piper Warren added six.
In the win over Three Oaks, Chynia Hyde finished with nine markers, while Caroline Chism offered six.

Local USTA meeting
now set for Thurs.

The local United States Tennis Association league meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 Thursday evening at the Obion County Public Library.
The meeting is open to prospective captains and interested players wanting to form a team, play on a team or learn more about USTA league tennis.
Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed, including adult, senior and the tri-level leagues.
For more information, call Margie Smith at 885-9730 or Bill Dahnke at 885-0863.

UT Martin’s King
crowned by OVC

Two days after helping the UT Martin men’s basketball team to its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season, freshman Troy King was honored by the league.
King was named adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week on Monday. It is the second career top freshman award for King (who also won on Dec. 13) and the fifth OVC freshman honoree for UT Martin through the season’s first 10 weeks.
King averaged 17.7 points spread out over three outings this week.
Last Monday against league-leading Austin Peay, King paced UT Martin with 21 points.
In Thursday’s triple-overtime loss at Tennessee Tech, he put together another strong performance — leading the team in scoring for the fifth time this season with 22 points.
During Saturday’s 63-60 victory at Jacksonville State, King scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting, draining two of his three attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
The UTM men host Southeast Missouri at 7 on Thursday.

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