Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 7, 2005

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Release Written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest men’s basketball team won its tenth straight game on Saturday afternoon, defeating Volunteer State 83-78 in Gallatin, Tennessee. The win improved the Saluqis’ record to 17-5 overall and 11-2 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association. With three games remaining on the schedule, the Southwest men are currently in first place in the West Division of the TJCCAA.

Five players scored in double figures for the Saluqis, led by Chris Prince with 14 points. Other top scorers were A.J. Pigram (11), Dee Burchett (10), Lester Hudson (10), and Jeremy Marrs (10). Prince and Burchett tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven each, and Burchett also led the team with six assists and four steals. As a team, the Saluqis out-rebounded Vol State by a 49-36 margin, forced 23 turnovers, and had 14 steals.

The Lady Saluqis dropped a 71-66 decision to Vol State, their second loss in the last three games after winning eight in a row. The Southwest women’s record now stands at 15-7 overall and 8-5 in the TJCCAA. Against Vol State, top scorers were Ashley Mason with 18 points and Kenya Moore and Imesia Jackson with 13 points apiece. Shayna Troupe was the top rebounder with 11 boards.

The Southwest basketball teams return to the Verties Sails Gymnasium on Thursday, February 10, when they host Jackson State in the Homecoming Game. Game times are 6 p.m. for the women’s game, followed by the men at 8 p.m. The games will be broadcast live on WUMR FM 91.7.