AVCA hon­ors Moore, Ste­wart

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Covenant Col­lege se­nior set­ter Schuyler Moore and Se­wa­nee fresh­man out­side hit­ter Destiny Ste­wart re­ceived NCAA Di­vi­sion III All-Amer­ica hon­or­able men­tion Tues­day from the Amer­i­can Vol­ley­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion. Moore was a USA South all-con­fer­ence player for the fourth time and helped lead the Lady Scots to a school-record win­ning streak and the sec­ond round of the na­tional tour­na­ment. She was the MVP of the USAS tour­na­ment and holds Covenant’s record for ca­reer as­sists with 3,830. She to­taled 1,348 digs and 657 kills in 131 ca­reer matches. Ste­wart was the South Re­gion fresh­man of the year and South­ern Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion new­comer of the year af­ter a sea­son in which she to­taled 424 kills and 4.33 per set, both fig­ures lead­ing the SAA. She had 20 or more kills seven times and three matches with hit­ting per­cent­ages of .528 to .651.

› Univer­sity of Ten­nessee at Chat­tanooga red­shirt sopho­more Ally Ford was voted to the All-South­ern Con­fer­ence vol­ley­ball sec­ond team for 2017, and Mocs libero Megan Kauf­man made the all-fresh­man team. Both were in their first year of col­le­giate com­pe­ti­tion. Ford, an out­side hit­ter who was side­lined by in­juries last sea­son, ranks third in the SoCon with 405 kills and 4.01 kills per set, and she has had at least 20 kills five times. Kauf­man has started and to­taled dou­ble-digit digs in all 30 matches for the Mocs, who play UNC Greens­boro in the SoCon tour­na­ment Fri­day night at 7:30 at Cul­lowhee, N.C. She has to­taled 598 digs — sec­ond most for a fresh­man in Di­vi­sion I — with 5.25 per set.

BAS­KET­BALL

› Hunter Simp­son led a bal­anced at­tack with 11 points as the Ten­nessee Wes­leyan women’s bas­ket­ball team opened Ap­palachian Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play Tues­day night with a 72-36 rout of vis­it­ing Mon­treat.

Sum­mer Morris, Madi­son Walkup and

Kaitlin Si­mon added eight points apiece for the Lady Bull­dogs (2-2), and Gina Dick and Han­nah Troutt each grabbed seven re­bounds. Mon­treat won the men’s game 89-88 de­spite 19 points by Aun­dre Reed, 17 by Jalen Oliver, 15 by John­son De­cem­bre and 14 plus nine re­bounds by An­dre Applewhite for TWU (2-5, 0-1).

› Rea­gan John­son scored 17 points as the Bryan Col­lege men im­proved to 5-1 with a 64-60 win Mon­day night at Oak­wood in Huntsville, Ala. E.J. Bush and Caleb Tuck had 14 and 10 points and seven re­bounds each for the Lions, and Ote­riah Lee had 13 points and six as­sists.

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