Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

USJ lineman wins
Mr. Football honor
Chase Henley of USJ was the lone Mr. Football from West Tennessee, taking the Division II, Class A Lineman of the Year award.
Will McKamey won the Division I, Class A Back of the Year honor over Huntingdon’s Jacob Warbritton and South Pittsburg’s Demetric Johnson.
CAK swept the 3A awards, which included Covington’s Johnston White in the Back of the Year category.
Powers Spencer of USJ was a Back of the Year finalist in Division II, Class A.
Canaan leads MSU
to tough road win
NASHVILLE (AP) — Isaiah Canaan scored 32 points, 19 in the second half, as Murray State fought off a tough challenge by Lipscomb for an 88-79 nonconference victory Monday night.
Canaan, who scored 30 in his previous game, made 10 of 17 shots, including 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.
Ed Daniel added 18 points and 18 rebounds to get his fourth straight double-double for the Racers (5-1), and Stacy Wilson added 23 points and six assists.
The Bisons (2-3) led 40-39 at halftime and 46-41 with 17:59 left in the second half. Murray State pulled ahead 47-46 with 15:55 left after a layup and 3-pointer by Canaan and never trailed again.
Vols’ TE arrested
on drinking charges
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee tight end Brendan Downs has been arrested on charges of underage consumption and public intoxication.
Downs was arrested Sunday at about 1 a.m. Sgt. Rick Eastridge of the Knoxville Police Department said the manager of a Knoxville club escorted Downs outside for being underage and drinking. Downs then created a disturbance by becoming loud and using profane language, Eastridge said.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said the university was aware of the situation and was gathering facts about it. Stanton said the matter would be handled internally.
Downs, a sophomore from Bristol, caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown this year. Tennessee ended its season Saturday with a 37-17 victory over Kentucky.
Another UK frosh
lauded by league
LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin is the SEC’s Freshman of the Week after leading Wildcat wins over Morehead State and LIU-Brooklyn.
He averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in both victories.
Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points against Morehead State on Wednesday, a season high for the No. 8 Wildcats.
The 6-foot-4 Goodwin is averaging a team-best 19.0 points per game along with 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists.
The conference honor is Goodwin’s first and Kentucky’s third this season.
Alex Poythress and Kyle Wiltjer have also received the award.

Published in The Messenger 11.27.12

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