published Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Wesleyan adds tournament title

Women's Games

CLEVELAND STATE 68, DYERSBURG STATE 47

Cleveland State (16-9, 9-7 TCCAA)

Brown 11, Martinez, Nunn, Anthony 11, Davis 7, Gasper 15, Owens, Jones 7, Fetzer 17.

Dyersburg State (10-8 TCCAA)

White 1, McCommon, Mullins 5, Brown, Harwell 2, Purvis 7, Nowlin 11, Rau 9, Womack 8, Alexander 1, Hall 3.

Halftime: Cleveland State, 38-19.

LEE 78, BREWTON-PARKER 49

Lee (27-2, 16-2 AAC)

Adams 6, Iles 9, Hamby 5, Lockhart 7, German 20, Beavers, Jackson 2, Zimmerman 14, Barker 2, Browning 1, Charpentier, Miller 10, Johnson 2, Hawthorne.

Brewton-Parker (10-19, 4-16)

Clark 8, Nwaopara 9, Webb 12, Pinkney 4, Hoskins 3, Carter 4, Petion 9, Adams. Halftime: Lee, 37-25.

COVENANT 76, WARREN WILSON 71

Covenant (13-10)

Cooper 4, Soles 19, Gibson 16, Blankenship 23, Chittenden 3, Dougherty 5, Kreisel l1, Bell, Woodward, Hooper, Storteboom 3, Fikkert 2, Saylor.

Warren Wilson (14-9)

Alderfer 2, Ashford 12, Henderson 21, Hall 6, Bradbury 11, Scherer 3, Oliver 3, Blandin 2, Miller 2, O'Brien.

Halftime: Covenant, 42-22.

NJCAA Region XVII Tournament

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN 81,

SOUTHERN CRESCENT 25

Georgia Northwestern (14-10)

Jones 4, Cole 12, Nichelson 11, Smith 6, Person 13, Parks 11, Flaherty, Price 12, Mostella 12.

Southern Crescent

Higgins 4, Miller 9, Sweat, Anderson 8, Jones 2, Garius 2, Egure, Morgan.

Halftime: Georgia Northwestern, 46-12.

Men's Games

CLEVELAND STATE 80, DYERSBURG STATE 69

Cleveland State (16-9, 9-7 TCCAA)

Jones 14, Eason 18, McPherson, Swift 4, Dansby 18, Okoro 6, Dando, Suttles 20.

Dyersburg State (2-16 TCCAA)

Wilkerson 13, Burrow 8, Collins 8, Davison 9, McCord 4, Green, Harris 6, Woods 14, Jones 3, Gant 4.

Halftime: Dyersburg State, 32-30.

LEE 80, BREWTON-PARKER 69

Lee (28-1, 16-1 SSAC)

Shaugnessy 4, Bennet 10, Dunn 21, Blue 5, Barnes 20, Gaines 11, Forhetz, Lee 2, Billingsley 7, Bawa.

Brewton-Parker (7-23, 3-15)

Jackson, Manning 2, McCarden 15, Stephens 21, Ruddock 2, Jones 1, Wilson-Carter 8, Quarterman 14, Njie 6, Plummer, Manning.

Halftime: Lee, 39-22.

TENNESSEE TEMPLE 89, ALLEN 80

Allen

Johnson 28, Spriggs 11, Jenkins 8, Johnson 11, McGuire 9, Russell, Crawford 1, McDuffie, McCord 6.

Tennessee Temple

Jones 5, Whittaker 10, Quinn 6, Cox, Walker 2, Andreas 2, Ruise 3, Bell 18, Mack 2, Clarke 4, Sanders 7, Rich'ard 1, Beauvil 6, Johnson 25, J. Slade, D. Slade.

Halftime: Allen, 43-41.

AAC tournament championship

TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 75, BRYAN 68

Bryan (15-16)

Walker 20, Parsons 4, Riley 5, Fortenberry 5, Cole 9, Troino 16, Tyler 4, Nash 5.

Tennessee Wesleyan (25-7)

Ward 2, Burse 9, Harper 15, Crisp 8, McClendon 14, Smith 15, Triplett 12, Nicolo, Turnipseed, Williams.

Halftime: Bryan, 39-34.

Tennessee Wesleyan senior point guard E'Jay Ward from Brainerd High School had six assists and five steals while four teammates scored in double figures in the basketball Bulldogs' 18th consecutive victory.

The top-seeded Bulldogs, ranked 14th in NAIA Division II, added the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament championship to their regular-season title with a 75-69 defeat of third seed Bryan College on Saturday in Kingsport, Tenn., but it wasn't easy. Bryan (15-16) scored 14 of the game's first 16 points and still led by five at halftime.

Matt Harper and Shannon Smith scored 15 points apiece and Zamarius McClendon had 14 points and four steals after his huge numbers of the previous two days for Wesleyan (25-7), which moves on to the national tournament.

Derrick Walker had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions, who got 16 points from Robert Troino.

Reinhardt won the women's championship, 59-52 over Union College, with Taylor Johnson scoring 21 points and April Besley from Dalton claiming 10 rebounds.

• Tennessee Temple 89, Allen 80: At Temple, Elliot Johnson had 25 points and nine rebounds and Rashaud Bell had 18 and eight in the ninth straight win for the 18-11 Crusaders. PJ Whittaker scored 10 points.

• Lee 80, Brewton-Parker 69: At Mount Vernon, Ga., Chase Dunn and Will Barnes scored 21 and 20 points and Jamorris Gaines and Steve Bennett added 11 and 10 as the No. 2 team in NAIA Division I improved to 28-1 overall, 16-1 in the Southern States Athletic Conference. Lee's Lady Flames went to 27-2, 1-2, as Hollie German had 20 points and four steals and Julia Zimmerman and Karley Miller added 14 and 10 points in a 78-49 romp.

• Covenant (w) 76, Warren Wilson 61: At Swannanoa, N.C., the Lady Scots rose to 13-10 as Jessie Blankenship had 23 points and seven rebounds and Haley Soles and Ruth Gibson scored 19 and 16 points with five and four 3-pointers.

• Cleveland State 80, Dyersburg State 69: At Dyersburg, Tenn., the Cougars completed a 4-0 weekend sweep for Cleveland's men's and women's teams as Trey Suttles had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Ralph Eason had 18 points, seven assists and six steals. Dantario Dansby also scored 18 points and Travis Jones had 14 points and eight rebounds. Carley Fetzer and Jara Gasper scored 17 and 15 points in the Lady Cougars' 68-47 win, while Robyn Anthony and Hannah Brown had 11 points each and Me'Lisa Martinez grabbed nine rebounds.

Gasper scored 23 points and Anthony and Chelsea Jones added 17 and 15 in Friday's 75-65 Lady Cougars win at Southwest Tennessee. Jones had 14 points and nine rebounds, Eason had 13 points and seven assists and Suttles had 12 points in the Cougars' 71-65 win at the Memphis school.

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