Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 18, 2005

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

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest menís and womenís basketball teams returned to action on Saturday night at the Verties Sails Gymnasium in their first games following the holiday break, defeating Saint Catharine College in both games. Both teams improved their record to 11-5 on the season.

Freshman forward Kenya Moore (Blytheville, AR) scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Saluqis to a 88-69 victory. Moore also dished out three assists and had five steals in one of her best all-around games of the season. Other Southwest players scoring in double figures were sophomore guard Lakeisha Jackson (Booker T. Washington High School) with 17, freshman forward Mary Brown (East High School) with 13, and sophomore forward Ashley Mason (Trezevant High School) with 11.

Southwest won the menís game by a 105-88 margin as six players scored in double figures, led by freshman guard Lester Hudson (Central High School) with 21 points. Other top scorers for the Saluqi men were freshman guard Anthony Pigram (Trezevant High School) with 13, freshman forward Moraye Ivy (Central High School) with 13, freshman center Jeremy Marrs (Parkin, AR) with 12, sophomore guard Nick Covington (Little Rock, AR) with 10, and sophomore forward Rasuul Buluu (Booker T. Washington High School), who scored 10 points playing in his first game with the team.

The next games for Southwest will be on Tuesday, January 18, when the Saluqis and Lady Saluqis host Dyersburg State Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. The womenís game will tip-off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. Both games will be broadcast locally on WUMR 91.7 FM. On Saturday, January 22, Southwest will travel to the state of Kentucky for a return matchup with Saint Catharine. These games will also be broadcast on WUMR with the women beginning at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m. (Central time).