Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 17, 2005

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Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest men’s basketball team defeated Chattanooga State and Motlow State at the Verties Sails Gymnasium over the weekend to improve its record to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association.

In the Saluqis’ 97-82 win over Chattanooga State on Friday night, Lester Hudson and Moraye Ivy combined for 47 points to lead Southwest. Hudson also led the team in rebounding with 14, while Ivy grabbed nine boards. The Saluqis, down 36-35 at halftime, outscored Chattanooga State 62-46 in the second period. The Southwest defensive effort was outstanding, forcing 33 turnovers to go along with 18 steals.

On Saturday afternoon, four Saluqis scored in double figures as Southwest defeated Motlow State 91-60. Greg Grimes scored 17 points and Darius Simmons added a season-high 15 points to lead four Southwest players in double figures. The Saluqis’ defense was again exceptional, forcing 29 turnovers and limiting Motlow State to only 32 percent shooting.

The Saluqis return to the court on Saturday, January 21 when Southwest travels to Jackson, Tennessee to take on Jackson State Community College. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. Play-by-play for the game will be broadcast locally on WUMR 91.7 FM.