Southwest Tennessee Community College

November 1, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest basketball teams opened the 2004-2005 season on Friday night at the Verties Sails Gymnasium against the Saluqis’ alumni. The Lady Saluqis defeated the alumni team by a score of 79-64, while the Saluqi men lost 107-101.

In the women’s game, Lakeisha Jackson scored 14 points and Kenya Moore added 13 points to lead the Lady Saluqis’ scorers. All fourteen players on the roster played at least ten minutes and eleven players scored in the game. Other top performers for the Southwest women were Alexis Jackson (10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocked shots), Ashley Mason (8 points, 9 rebounds), Imesia Jackson (8 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocked shots), and Porshia Willis (8 points, 4 assists). The top scorer for the Lady Saluqi alumni was Myquita Mackey, who led all scorers with 19 points.

The Saluqi men were led by Chris Prince, who led all scorers with 21 points and also led the team with 11 rebounds. Other players in double figures were Anthony Pigram (20 points, 6 three-point field goals), Wallace Cochran (16 points, 8 rebounds), and Dee Burchett (13 points, 7 rebounds). Leading scorers for the Saluqi alumni were Lorico Duncan (21 points), Mario Cain (17 points), Kenneth Bohanna (16 points), Antwon Bess (15 points), and Marlon Walls (13 points).

The Saluqis and Lady Saluqis open the 2004-2005 regular season on Monday, November 1 against Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Play by play for both Coahoma games can be heard locally on WUMR FM 91.7.

The first home games for Southwest will be on Saturday, November 6 at the Verties Sails Gymnasium when the Lady Saluqis will host Carl Albert State College at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game against Kennedy-King College at 7:30 p.m.