|Sports Briefs |
|Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:01 pm |
|Generals, Tornadoes |
split in jayvee hoops
Lake Road and Union City split a middle school basketball doubleheader on Tuesday, LR taking the girls’ game 46-31, and the Tornadoes Game 2 57-18.
Chynia Hyde had 12 points, four rebounds and three steals for UC in the opener. Japril Hegler had nine points and five rebounds, while Caroline Chism pulled in nine caroms for the Lady Twisters (1-3), who stayed within six points until midway through the fourth quarter.
No report was received from Lake Road, which remained unbeaten on the season.
In the nightcap, Joe Wiggins tallied 14 points for Union City (3-1), which outscored the Generals 44-7 in the middle two periods.
Quintrail Polk and Taj Reid had eight points apiece for the winners.
Brennan Whaley had seven points and Brett Jackson five markers and five boards for Lake Road, which fell to 3-2.
UC won a B-boys game, 70-1. Jack Murrell hit for 19 points.
Union City plays at Northview Thursday.
Lady Vols pull away
in 2nd half for win
KNOXVILLE(AP) — Taber Spani scored 20 points and third-ranked Tennessee outlasted No. 7 Miami 92-76 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
The game was tied 42-all at halftime before the Lady Vols (2-0) unleashed an 18-4 run to open the second half. A layup by Glory Johnson made it 60-46 with 16:19 to go.
The Hurricanes charged back with nine unanswered points to cut Tennessee’s margin to seven, and with 7:31 to go Shenise Johnson hit a jumper to cut the Lady Vols’ lead to 73-68.
Miami would get no closer.
Two possessions later, Spani took an inbound pass with 10 seconds on the shot clock and launched a 3-point attempt that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, kicking off an 11-0 run.
Riquna Williams scored 24 points for Miami (1-1), which turned the ball over 21 times.
Published in The Messenger 11.16.11