Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

OC soccer season
begins with ‘W’

Obion Central opened its spring soccer season in style with a 6-2 victory over visiting Haywood Tuesday night.
Eric Torres scored four goals, and both Ramon Acevedo and Elliot Tomlinson also scored for the Rebels.
Torres, Jackson Smith and Alejandro Ramirez all had assists.
Defensively, goalie Samuel Smith (seven saves) paced a solid effort, according to head coach Daniel Johnston.
OC next plays on Friday, vs. McKenzie at 5:30 in Troy.

Redmen blanked
in soccer opener

Westview shut out South Fulton in prep soccer action on Tuesday, posting a 7-0 win to spoil the Red Devils’ season opener.
Seven players scored for the Chargers (1-0-1) as Ashton Meyer, Adam Reinhard, Abraham Haddad, Cameron Cates, Cal Bradshaw, Hagen Little and Scout Edwards all reached the SF net.
Andrew Johnson had a save for Westview.
South Fulton’s next match will be Tuesday vs. Gibson County.

Central netters
winless vs. ’Cats

Obion Central dropped eight matches in its tennis home opener on Tuesday, falling to Haywood.
OC lost five times in girls’ singles and three times in boys’ singles.
Kristin Storey had the closest girls’ score with an 8-3 loss, while Austin Riley took an 8-4 setback in boys’ play.
Central is slated to be back at home Monday against Westview.

UTM’s tourney game
will be live on ESPN2

The NCAA Tourna-ment’s first round game pitting UT Martin against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers on Saturday will be aired live on ESPN2, as well as online at ESPN3.com.
Tip-off from Allstate Arena in Chicago is scheduled for 3:10 p.m.
The Skyhawks enter their second consecutive NCAA Tournament boasting a school-record 23 victories in head coach Kevin McMillan’s third season.

MTSU advances
with NIT verdict

MURFREESBORO (AP) — LaRon Dendy had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee past Marshall.
J.T. Sulton scored 16 for the Blue Raiders (26-6), including 14 in the first half. Shawn Jones added 15.
Damier Pitts led Marshall (21-14) with 19 points. Dennis Tinnon had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
MTSU opened a lead as large as 21 with 8:31 left, but Marshall kept the pressure on until the final minute.
The Herd narrowed the deficit to five before Sulton’s dunk with 50.6 seconds to go put the game away.

Published in The Messenger 3.14.12

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