Me­mo­rial for Wilkes set for this Satur­day

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A me­mo­rial ser­vice for for­mer Univer­sity of Ten­nessee at Chat­tanooga foot­ball player, coach and ath­letic di­rec­tor Harold Wilkes has been set for Satur­day at First Cum­ber­land Pres­by­te­rian Church, be­gin­ning at 2 p.m. Wilkes, 85, died on Dec. 23. Af­ter grow­ing up in Val­ley Head, Ala., he spent two years in the U.S. Army and then be­gan his UTC (then UC) ca­reer. He played and coached un­der A.C. “Scrappy” Moore and then suc­ceeded him as head coach and had a 9-1 sea­son to be­gin his five years in that role. As AD he hired Joe Mor­ri­son to suc­ceed him in 1973, and he over­saw the school’s move up to NCAA Di­vi­sion I among other achieve­ments. The Wilkes fam­ily asks that any­one wish­ing to honor his mem­ory do­nate to the Harold Wilkes Schol­ar­ship Fund through checks to the UC Foun­da­tion, mailed to Chat­tanooga Ath­let­ics (Attn.: Mocs Club), 615 McCal­lie Ave., Chat­tanooga, TN 37403.

WRESTLING

› UTC has three top-eight seeds for the pres­ti­gious South­ern Scuf­fle wrestling tour­na­ment it is host­ing Mon­day and Tues­day at McKen­zie Arena: Bryce Carr at 184 pounds and Scot­tie Boykin at 197, each seeded No. 3, and Alonzo Allen, the sev­enth seed at 125. Reign­ing NCAA cham­pion Penn State, which won six Scuf­fles in a row be­fore miss­ing the tour­na­ment last year, leads the im­pres­sive 25-team field with seven No. 1 seeds — Zain Rether­ford at 149, Jason Nolf at 157, Vin­cenzo Joseph at 165, Mark Hall at 174, Bo Nickal at 184, An­thony Cas­sar at 194 and Nick Nevills at 285 — and has the No. 3 seed at 141 and the No. 4 at 133. Le­high’s Dar­ian Cruz and

Scott Parker are the fa­vorites at 125 and 133 and team­mate Luke Karam is No. 2 at 141, where North­ern Iowa’s Josh Al­ber is the No. 1 seed. Other teams par­tic­i­pat­ing are Ok­la­homa State, Vir­ginia Tech, Vir­ginia, North Carolina State, Stan­ford, Ap­palachian State, Navy, Duke, Camp­bell, North Carolina, Cleve­land State Univer­sity, Lock Haven, Gard­ner-Webb, North­ern Colorado, Cal State Bak­ers­field, Drexel, Utah Val­ley, Ge­orge Ma­son, The Ci­tadel, Air Force and Hof­s­tra. Eleven of the 25 fin­ished in the top 32 of the 2017 NCAA tour­na­ment, with seven in the top 18. The Scuf­fle is pre­sented by Com­pound Sports­wear, and medal matches are sched­uled to be­gin at 7 p.m. Tues­day. Tick­ets are on sale at TheSouth­ernScuf­fle.com and the arena box of­fice, and ac­tion can be seen live on Flowrestling. The pay-per-view feed also will be avail­able on Roku and Ap­pleTV, ac­cord­ing to a UTC re­lease Satur­day. Two-day re­served tick­ets cost $60, one-day re­served $35, two­day gen­eral ad­mis­sion $35, one-day gen­eral ad­mis­sion $20 and fi­nals only (af­ter 5 p.m. Tues­day) $10.

BAS­KET­BALL

› The Covenant Col­lege and Se­wa­nee women’s bas­ket­ball teams both cleared three dig­its in the Se­wa­nee Hol­i­day Clas­sic on Satur­day, the guest Lady Scots pre­vail­ing 110-103 in two over­times with Bekah Wal­ter and Jes­sica Bell scor­ing 23 and 21 points and Joanna Smith con­tribut­ing 16 plus 21 re­bounds. Smith’s re­bound to­tal was the third most in a sin­gle game in pro­gram his­tory, be­hind two 22s, and the team’s points to­tal also was the third high­est. Also for Covenant (5-5), Ka­ley Hall­mark had 13 points, six as­sists and seven re­bounds and Clara Dirkse Wolfe had 12 points. For Se­wa­nee (3-6), which forced over­time with a 31-21 fourth quar­ter, Bella Tay­lor had 35 points, 13 re­bounds and six as­sists and Han­nah McCor­mack had 33 points, eight re­bounds and five as­sists. Al­li­son Hitch­cock added 12 points and Sue Kim had seven of the Tigers’ 25 as­sists.

› The Se­wa­nee men also lost in ex­tra time Satur­day, 70-67 in one over­time at MacMur­ray, and wound up 4-6 for the 2017 part of their sea­son. Luke Smith scored 25 points with four 3-point bas­kets and had a game-high four steals for Se­wa­nee, while Adrian Thomas scored 16 points, Matt Lee had 12 with four 3s and Cam Cald­well cleared nine re­bounds. Brent Long had 20 points, 17 re­bounds and six as­sists for MacMur­ray, also 4-6.

› Dal­ton State im­proved to 10-3 with an 82-79 vic­tory Satur­day in its Road­run­ner Clas­sic against Life Univer­sity. The NAIA’s 13th-ranked Road­run­ners, who play Tues­day at Coastal Ge­or­gia, were led by Isa­iah Box with 27 points and 7-of-12 suc­cess on 3s. Sean Chisolm and Reed Dun­gan added 19 and 18 points and Carnil­ious Simmons had an­other dou­ble-dou­ble with 10 points and 10 re­bounds. For Life (11-4), Un­dra Mitchem scored 21 points, David Scott scored 17 and Zach Lan­dis had 16 points, 10 re­bounds and five as­sists.

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