Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
Milan’s upset win
changes 13AA

Before it ever begins, there’s been a change in the District 13AA Tournament bracket.
On the boys’ side, Milan’s upset of Haywood Thursday night, lifted the Bulldogs out of the bottom seed to No. 9 and means Obion Central will now play South Gibson Saturday night in a play-in-game at Dyersburg.
That contest is still slated to begin at 7:30.
Milan will now play eighth-seeded Gibson County at 4:30 in the other boys’ play-in contest.
Saturday’s two girls’ games at DHS will feature South Gibson vs. Crockett County at 3 p.m., and Ripley against Milan at 6.
The winners will advance to quarterfinal play next week at satellite sites.

Central set to host
girls’ tourney pair

Obion County Central’s girls will host either Ripley or Milan in the quarterfinals of the District 13AA Tournament 6:30 p.m. Monday, and doors at the OC gymnasium will open one hour before tip-off.
A second game between Westview and Gibson County will follow.
Chairback seats will not be reserved for the postseason, according to school officials.

Liabo’s shooting
can’t help UTM

Mike Liabo tied a career-high with four 3-pointers at Southeast Missouri, but UT Martin fell 86-56 to the Redhawks at the Show Me Center.
The game marked the fifth time in Liabo’s 58 career games that the southpaw had knocked down four trifectas in a game. He ended the evening with a team-best 16 points, leading the team in scoring for the 12th time this season.
Dane Smith and Myles Taylor also reached double-figures for the Skyhawks, scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively. Jeremy Washington added eight points and eight rebounds, while Omari Minor handed out five assists for UTM (3-23, 0-13 Ohio Valley Conference).
Tyler Stone led SEMO (13-11, 8-4 OVC) with 19 points and six rebounds, while Corey Wilford scored 15 points and Marcus Brister tallied 11 points for the Redhawks.
UT Martin was competitive in the first half until a backbreaking 10-0 run by Southeast Missouri in the early stages of the second half.
UTM will return home for its next contest, a 6 p.m. tip-off Saturday against Eastern Illinois at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.

Published in The Messenger 2.10.12

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