December 13, 2004
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
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SOUTHWEST BASKETBALL TEAMS SWEEP HIWASSEE
Release written by Keith Gentry
The Southwest menís and womenís basketball
teams both had convincing wins over Hiwassee College on Saturday
afternoon in Madisonville, Tennessee with the Lady Saluqis winning 75-58
and the Saluqi men 80-55. The wins improved both teamsí records to 8-5
on the season.
Imesia Jackson, a freshman forward who has battled injuries for much of
the season, had her second outstanding game in a row with 24 points and
11 rebounds. Last week in the Lady Saluqisí win over Cleveland State,
Jackson had career highs of 26 points and 17 rebounds. Other top
performers for Southwest were Kenya Moore (13 point, 7 rebounds), Ashley
Mason (11 points, 3 assists), and Priscilla Campbell (season-highs of 10
points and 7 rebounds).
The Southwest men played well defensively, forcing 25 turnovers and
out-rebounding Hiwassee 47-30. Eleven players scored for the Southwest
men, led by Anthony Pigram with 16 points and Jeremy Marrs with 12
points. Lester Hudson and Moraye Ivy added nine points each, and Ivy was
also the top rebounder with nine. Point guard Aaron Nichols also played
an excellent game, dishing out a season-high 10 assists while committing
only two turnovers.
The menís team will play in the Kennedy-King Tournament in Chicago,
Illinois on Friday and Saturday, December 17-18. The Southwest women are
idle until December 27-28, when they host the Lady Saluqis Classic at
the Verties Sails Gymnasium.