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Sports Briefs

Send-off slated
for Lady Twisters

There will be a send-off for the Union City girls’ basketball team 10:15 a.m. Wednesday from High School Drive to the elementary school.
All UC fans are urged to come and cheer on the Lady Tornadoes, who will play Cloudland 10 a.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class A State Tournament at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Cheerleaders will be selling Face Fans of their favorite players in the lobby of the high school Wednesday morning from 9:15-10 for $1 each.

Vikings, Falcons
now state bound

Both Humboldt and Lake County won Class 1A sectional games Monday night to advance to next week’s boys’ state tournament in Murfreesboro.
The Vikings (26-6) jumped out to a 14-2 lead and went on to beat No. 8-ranked TCA 70-49.
Trayvon Brown (15), Stephen Turner (13) and DeSonta Bradford (12) all scored in double figures for H’boldt, which was up 36-22 at halftime.
Lake County continued its unlikely postseason run and qualified for the state for the third consecutive year under head coach Dawn Barger, the only female to coach a boys’ team to a state championship in Tennessee prep hoop history.
The Falcons, who had to forfeit seven games during the season — including four victories — for using an ineligible player — will take an 8-22 record to Murfreesboro after a thrilling 89-85 double-overtime victory over Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.
Zay Coleman scored 27 points and Devon Jones 26 for LC. Dominique Kimble, who was huge in the Falcons’ regional semifinal victory over Union City, again provided his team with a lift with four 3-pointers and 14 total points in a reserve role.
Pairings for next week’s state tournament will be announced this weekend.

UTM’s Newsome
lauded by OVC

UT Martin junior guard Jasmine Newsome has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for her effort this past week against Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay.
Newsome nearly had a triple-double in the victory over Eastern Illinois as she finished the game with 17 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. She also had four steals and a block in the win.
In the victory over Austin Peay, she scored a team-high 26 points to go with four rebounds and four assists. She also added a steal and a block.

Relay golf outing
at Fulton course

Fulton Country Club will host the inaugural Golfing For A Cure tournament to support Relay For Life on April 6.
Entry fee, which includes a round of golf, cart and lunch is $200 per four-person team, and the deadline to enter is April 1. The event will have a 50-team limit.
Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tee times can be reserved by calling (731) 479-3016 or 627-4225.
The four-person scramble will feature money prizes, door prizes, $20 mulligans, 50/50 hole-in-one and hole sponsorships for $50 each.

Published in The Messenger 3.5.13

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