Messenger Sports Briefs for March 10

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 10

Central alum Fussell
on all-Big 12 teams

Texas freshman guard and Obion Central product Chassidy Fussell was named to the All-Big 12 second team and also honored as a unanimous selection on the Big 12 all-freshman team.
Fussell led the Longhorns in conference play with 17.8 points per game, a mark that ranked seventh-best overall in the Big 12 and second-best among league freshmen.
She is the only freshman in the conference to rank in the top-three in her class in scoring (second), steals (second), free throw percentage (second) and rebounding (third) in all 16 regular-season league contests.
Additionally, Fussell led the Longhorn women in scoring in 11 league contests, including eight 20-plus point games.
Texas committed 31 turnovers on Wednesday in a 77-50 defeat to No. 8 Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals. Fussell was held to three points in that game.

UTM women to host
selection (show)ing

The UT Martin women’s basketball team will host an NCAA Tournament Selection Show Party beginning at 5 Monday afternoon in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.
Fans will get a chance to meet the Skyhawk coaching staff and players and watch the NCAA Selection Show live on ESPN.
Once the Skyhawks find out whom and where they will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament beginning on March 19.
UTM women’s coach Kevin McMillan will address the crowd about the team’s opponent once that information is revealed.

Rural West TN gridiron
mourns loss of Guthrie

Long-time rural West Tennessee football coach Sam Guthrie died early this morning in East Tennessee at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with illness.
Guthrie’s last coaching tenure was at Gleason High School where he served as both the head football and golf coach during his time there.
Guthrie was also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at GHS.
Additionally, Guthrie served as the head football coach at both Gibson County and McNairy Central during his lengthy career.
No memorial service arrangements have been made as of press time.

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