Bryan College started the Dwain Farmer Classic men's basketball tournament Friday night in Athens, Tenn., with an 83-77 double-overtime upset win over Indiana University-East, and then host Tennessee Wesleyan beat Voorhees 97-65. Brandon Cole had 27 points and 14 rebounds for Bryan (3-5), while Rafael Tyler had 20 points and six assists and Tim Fortenberry contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Isaac scored 19 points and Josh Cook had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana East (4-2), which was ranked 22nd in the NAIA Division II preseason poll after going 24-8 last year. The game had 10 lead changes and was tied 10 times, but IUE led by 10 points with 4:33 left in regulation. The Lions, who hit a 3-point shot for the tie with about 20 seconds left, finally took control with two 3s early in the second extra period. Wesleyan, which was ranked No. 17 in the preseason, improved to 3-4 as all five starters scored at least 14 points. Shannon Smith had 20 points and four steals, Derek Triplett and Zamarius McClendon had 18 and 14 points and eight and nine rebounds and Matt Harper and Desmond Crisp each scored 15 points for the Bulldogs, who shot 56.3 percent from the field. McClendon blocked three shots. Willie Waters III led Voorhees with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Sam Dotson scored 13 points.
• If top-seeded Lee University gets past 16th seed Northwood (Fla.) in their 5 p.m. EST match Monday at Orange Beach, Ala., the Lady Flames could play another Tennessee team in the NAIA national soccer quarterfinals Wednesday, also at 5 EST. Cumberland (19-2), from Lebanon, upset Martin Methodist at Pulaski, Tenn., in the opening round at campus sites and faces eighth-seeded Concordia (Ore.) at 5 Tuesday. Concordia is 16-2-2. Lee (18-1-1) has won the last four NAIA titles and has not lost a postseason game since a 2007 semifinal against Martin Methodist, which ended Lee's season in the NAIA tournament for the third year in a row. Those are the only losses in NAIA nationals for the Lady Flames, who advanced past the Pulaski school on penalty kicks on the way to their first championship in 2008. This year's Lady Flames beat Montreat 5-0 in Nov. 17, when Northwood (14-4-2) edged Westmont 1-0 in overtime. Lee is leaving the NAIA for NCAA Division II after this school year.
• The Trevecca Nazarene women's soccer team will be playing next week in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I national tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., and four of the Lady Trojans are from the Chattanooga area. Sophomore Brooke Gann from East Ridge already is third in the TNU program's history with 20 career goals, and Anna Hoffman from Chattanooga Christian and junior Erica Carroll from Silverdale Baptist Academy are other regulars. Ryan Alosi from Silverdale also started before being sidelined with an injury. One other Trevecca player, Lindsey Robinson of Atlanta, played one season at Bryan College before transferring to the Nashville school to rejoin her sister Audrey. Trevecca is 15-3-3 with a 14-1-1 record and 12 shutout wins in its last 16 games. The Lady Trojans have outscored their opponents 44-9.
• The Chattanooga Track Club recently made a donation of $900 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 4 was canceled because the storm's devastation was so extensive in parts of the course area, and the CTC gave free entry to the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on Nov. 10 to anyone who showed documentation that he or she had been entered for the New York race. The CTC also pledged to make a donation of $20 to the relief work for each runner who took advantage of the free-entry offer, and 33 runners did that. There also were three who paid to run in the battlefield before knowing about the free offer, and they let their $80 entry fees be added to the club's collection. The Chattanooga Track Club has existed for more than 40 years and contributed thousands of dollars to many charitable projects in that time.
• The fourth annual Guns and Hoses Battle of the Badges boxing exhibition pitting area law-enforcement officers against firefighters is set for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at McKenzie Arena, and tickets cost $30 for ringside seats, $25 for other reserved seats and $15 for general admission ($5 for ages 12-under). They are available through chattanoogagunsandhoses.com, Ticketmaster and the arena box office. Tables seating eight can be reserved for $500 and $300 by calling Joe Smith at 400-8472 or Andy Smith at 847-7682. Proceeds will go to the Forgotten Child Fund and the Westside Boxing Club.
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