Southwest Tennessee Community College

December 12, 2005

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SOUTHWEST MEN DEFEAT COLUMBIA STATE FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
Release written by Keith Gentry


Lester Hudson and Greg Grimes scored 20 points each and Anthony Pigram added 18 points to lead the Southwest men’s basketball team to a 114-92 win over Columbia State Community College on Saturday, December 10, at the Billy Webster Athletic Center in Columbia, Tennessee. The win improved the Saluqis’ record to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association.

Southwest shot a sizzling 63 percent from the field for the game, making 41 of 65 shots. Southwest assisted on 30 baskets (led by Nathan Walton with seven), and out rebounded Columbia State 41-28 (led by Grimes with seven.) Other top scorers for the Saluqis were Moraye Ivy and Rich Lively with 12 points apiece.

The Southwest women lost to Columbia State 80-70 as the Lady Saluqis shot just 34 percent from the field including 25 percent from three-point range. The leading scorers for Southwest were Priscilla Campbell with 13 points and Imesia Jackson and Tameka Wooten with 12 points each. Jackson was also the top rebounder with 10. The loss dropped the Lady Saluqis’ record to 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the TJCCAA.

The Southwest basketball teams return to action this Saturday, December 17, when the Saluqis and Lady Saluqis host Volunteer State Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. The women’s game is scheduled to tip-off at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m. Play-by-play for both games can be heard locally on WUMR 91.7 FM.