Southwest Tennessee Community College

December 21, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-40231

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest women’s basketball team, winners of three of its last four games, will host the Lady Saluqis Classic on Monday and Tuesday, December 27-28 at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. In addition to Southwest, other participating schools in the Classic are Dyersburg State Community College, Mineral Area College, and Wayne County Community College.

The Lady Saluqis will play Wayne County on Monday at 6 p.m. after Dyersburg State and Mineral Area play at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, Dyersburg State will play Wayne County at 4 p.m., followed by Southwest and Mineral Area at 6 p.m.

The Lady Saluqis bring an 8-5 record into the Classic and are coming off conference wins over Cleveland State and Hiwassee. Dyersburg State, like Southwest a member of the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association, comes into the Classic with a 2-8 record, while Mineral Area is 6-4 and Wayne County is 2-5.

On the season, Southwest is led in scoring and rebounding by sophomore forward Ashley Mason, who is averaging 16.0 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Three other Lady Saluqis also carry double figure scoring averages – freshman guard/forward Kenya Moore (11.6), sophomore guard Lakeisha Jackson (10.2), and freshman forward Imesia Jackson (10.2). Jackson is coming off her two best games of the season against Cleveland State and Hiwassee. In those games, Jackson averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds per contest.