Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date November 15, 2007

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899


The Southwest menís and womenís basketball teams will be on the road this weekend with games at Chattanooga State Technical Community College on Friday night and Motlow State Community College (Tullahoma, TN) on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Andrea Martreís Lady Saluqis, undefeated at 3-0 this season, are led by University of Southern Mississippi signee Candace Rucker, who ranks second in the nation in scoring with a 24.3 average and also leads the team in rebounds (9.7 average) and steals (5.0). Other top contributors are sophomores Keona Brooks, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game, and Starkitsha Luellen, who averages 9.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.

The menís team, coached by Verties Sails Jr., is off to a 4-1 start and coming off a 141-67 win over Arkansas Techís junior varsity on Tuesday night. The Saluqis are averaging 105.0 points per game which ranks first in the conference and in the top five in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Seven players average at least eight points per game, led by sophomores Dominique Johnson (17.2) and A.J. Nance (14.4) and freshman Paxton Jackson (16.5). Other statistical leaders for the Saluqis are sophomore Emmanuel Cheers with 5.8 assists, freshman Jeremy Rodgers with 9.8 rebounds, and freshman DeAngelo Riley with 3.0 blocked shots.

Following this weekendís games, both teams will be idle until Tuesday, November 27 when Southwest travels to Clarksdale, Mississippi to take on Coahoma Community College. The next home game will be on Saturday, December 1 against Cleveland State Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium.