Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 10, 2005

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899 -- Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest menís and womenís basketball teams return to the hardwood this weekend with conference games against Chattanooga State on Friday night, January 12 and Motlow State on Saturday afternoon, January 13 at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. Fridayís games will tip-off at 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men) with Saturdayís games scheduled for 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).

Coach Verties Sailsí Saluqis are off to their best start since the 2000-2001 season, when Southwest won 17 of its first 20 games. The Southwest men, currently 12-3 overall and 9-2 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association, are led in scoring by sophomores Lester Hudson (15.7 points per game), Anthony Pigram (15.0) and Moraye Ivy (13.3). The Saluqis are coming off a 96-85 win over Pensacola Junior College in the Pensacola Collegiate Sports Travel Shootout.

The Lady Saluqis, coached by Andrea Martre, are 9-6 overall and 6-5 in the TJCCAA. The Southwest women have won their last five games in a row, including recent wins over Kennedy-King and Georgia Perimeter in the Lady Saluqis Classic. They are led in scoring by sophomore Imesia Jackson (17.0 points per game). Jackson is also the top rebounder in the conference averaging 11.1 per game.

ZIP codes:

Ivy 38134 (lives in Bartlett but went to Memphis Central HS)
Hudson 38125 (Central HS)
Pigram 38127 (Trezevant HS)