Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 23, 2006

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SALUQIS’ SEASON COMES TO AN END IN NATIONAL TOURNEY
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest men’s basketball season came to an end Thursday afternoon with an 82-72 loss to the College of Southern Idaho in second round action at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Saluqis finished the season with an outstanding 23-8 overall record.

All-conference guard Lester Hudson closed out his career with a game-high 25 points while Anthony Pigram added 17 in his last game as a Saluqi. Other top scorers were Donald Boone with nine points and Anthony Barbee with eight.

Southwest led by as many as 11 in the first half and trailed by a single point (34-33) at intermission but were outscored by Southern Idaho 49-38 in the second half. Although the two teams were even in both rebounds (47) and turnovers (22) in the final stats, the Saluqis shot only 38.2 percent from the field (including 25.8 three-pointers) and 46.2 percent from the free throw line in one of their coldest shooting games of the season.