Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 30, 2006

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

Release written by Keith Gentry

Both the Southwest menís and womenís basketball teams opened the 2006-2007 season with exhibition wins last Friday at the Verties Sails Gymnasium against teams composed of former Saluqi and Lady Saluqi players.

Sophomore guard Ashley Shields scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out eight assists to lead the Lady Saluqis to an 83-60 win over the Alumni. Also scoring in double figures for the Southwest women were freshman forward Keona Brooks with 12 and sophomore guard Gina High with 11.

In the menís game, sophomore guard Dominique Johnson scored 23 points to lead the Saluqis to a 119-93 victory. Other players who had outstanding games against the Alumni were freshman forward A.J. Nance (17 points), sophomore guard Dontae Figgs (15 points, 10 rebounds), sophomore guard Donald Boone (13 points), and freshman center Lance Smith (14 rebounds).

Southwest will open the regular season on Wednesday, November 1 against Coahoma Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Union Avenue Campus. The womenís game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the menís game at 8 p.m.