The Lee University women's golf team finished second to California Baptist by just three strokes in the strong NCAA Division II tournament hosted Monday and Tuesday by Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego. Cal Baptist shot a 305 Tuesday for a 622, while Lee added a 310 to Monday's 315 and did slip past first-round leader Point Loma. Lee's Courtney Shelton tied for second with the champions' Natalie Park at 150, three strokes behind Cal Baptist's Nathalie Cilva. The Lady Flames' Bernadette Little tied for eighth at 156, and teammates Cori Burns and Madison Alexander shared 24th at 161. "We had a lot of fun competing today, and I am proud of how we battled to the end," Lee coach John Maupin said in a school release. "Any time you make a big trip like this you want to have a good showing, and I think we did that."
• Tennessee Wesleyan College forward Armeka Booker from Oak Ridge is the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week for the fourth time in a row and sixth time this season and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's college women's player of the week for the third time and second in a row. She averaged 19 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots with two double-doubles in three wins last week for the Lady Bulldogs, who are ranked in the top 20 in NAIA Division II. Booker is averaging 19.4 points and 10.1 rebounds for the season. First-place Wesleyan rose to 20-3, 15-2 in the AAC, with a day-advanced 84-67 win Tuesday at Columbia (S.C.) College. Booker had 12 rebounds with 11 points and Sarah McKinnon scored 11 off the bench for the Lady Bulldogs, but they were led by 14 points apiece from Shira Buley and Courtney Gobble -- Buley with six assists -- while Cody Houck had 11 rebounds with nine points.
• Carson-Newman University gave Lee its first loss of the 2014 baseball season Tuesday, 3-2 in Jefferson City, as Clayton Eames and five relief pitchers held the Flames (6-1) to six hits. But the host Eagles (7-1) had only eight themselves, with just Bryan Everhart at 2-for-3 collecting more than one. Joe Tipton, Bo Ausmus and Gooch Greer had the RBIs for Carson-Newman. Josh Silver was 3-for-4 and scored a run and Derrick Pitts right behind him in the No. 3 spot had both RBIs for Lee with a double in the third inning. The Flames threatened to score in four of the last five innings. In fact, Silvers was thrown out at the plate as he tried to score in the ninth on a ball that briefly got away from the shortstop.
• The Bryan College baseball game scheduled Tuesday evening against Tennessee Temple in Dayton was postponed until March 20 at 6 p.m.
• King University 184-pound wrestler Blaike Henry from Soddy-Daisy continued his solid freshman season with two bonus-point wins this past weekend in team victories against Ohio Valley and Coker. He won by a 17-2 technical fall to give the Bristol team a 21-18 lead in the eventual 24-21 defeat of Coker, and he had a pin in 6:03 as King beat Ohio Valley 43-4.
• After winning the inaugural Southern Athletic Association championship and participating in the NCAA Division III tournament last spring, the Sewanee men's lacrosse team showed up in the 2014 coaches' preseason poll as one of those receiving votes. The Tigers open their season Sunday in Memphis against former league rival Colorado College, which also received votes in the poll.
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