UTC sets men’s ten­nis sched­ule

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The UTC men’s ten­nis team is sched­uled to play 15 home matches in the spring 2019 se­mes­ter, begin­ning with Feb. 1 and 2 vis­its from North Alabama and Austin Peay and a Feb. 9 date with Bel­mont. Be­fore that, coach Chuck Merzbacher’s Mocs will play at Mid­dle Ten­nessee State on Jan. 16, at Alabama on Jan. 19 and at Pres­by­te­rian on Jan. 27. Non­con­fer­ence home dou­ble­head­ers are set for Feb. 17 against North Dakota and Lee and Feb. 23 against USC Up­state and Car­son-New­man, and UTC also will host Ten­nessee Tech on March 2, Ken­ne­saw State on March 6, Alabama A&M on March 8 and Jack­sonville State on March 9. The Mocs fin­ish non­con­fer­ence play and be­gin South­ern Con­fer­ence com­pe­ti­tion March 14 and 17 at Col­lege of Charleston and The Ci­tadel and host Fur­man, Mercer, Wof­ford and East Ten­nessee State in SoCon matches March 23, 24, 30 and 31.

BAS­KET­BALL

› Luke Smith scored 27 points with six 3-point bas­kets and Jor­dan War­lick had 22 points and five as­sists as the Se­wa­nee men’s bas­ket­ball team im­proved to 8-1 with a 103-71 non­con­fer­ence win Fri­day night at Johnson Univer­sity Ten­nessee. War­lick was 8-of-10 from the field, in­clud­ing 5-of-7 on 3s, and Cam Cald­well and Matt Lee added 13 and 10 points, Cald­well with seven re­bounds. Ryan Starr had six as­sists and three steals for the Tigers.

› Don­ald Green had 27 points and 11 re­bounds as Chattanooga State de­feated vis­it­ing Vol­un­teer State 95-77 in TCCAA men’s bas­ket­ball Fri­day. Also for the Tigers (6-3, 3-2), Qu­atar­ius York had 13 points and seven re­bounds, Joshua Con­rad and Richard Nunez scored 12 and 11 points and A.J. Morris and Lorenzo Fer­rell had nine and six as­sists. Green was 5-of-5 and Con­rad 4-of-5 on 3s.

› De­laine Walker scored 17 points and Mau­rice Dick­son and Johnathon King

added 13 each, but their Cleve­land State men’s team lost 77-72 to vis­it­ing Mot­low State in TCCAA play. That dropped the Cougars to 3-8, 1-4. Mot­low won the women’s game 73-57, but Hannah Phillips had 18 points, seven re­bounds and three blocked shots and Brit­nay Gore con­trib­uted 15 points and 13 re­bounds for the Lady Cougars (2-8, 1-3). Jor­dan Smith

added 12 points and seven re­bounds.

› Even with top scor­ers Tori Har­vey and Abby Dal­ton sit­ting out part of the sec­ond half with foul trou­ble, the Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Lady Bob­cats de­feated Oak­wood 73-66 Fri­day. That earned them a spot in the cham­pi­onship game tonight of their Hol­i­day Bash at the Rossville Ath­letic Cen­ter. Dal­ton scored 27 points and Har­vey had 17, 14 in the first half, while Gra­cen Hobbs had 12 points and seven re­bounds and Jer­ri­ale Jack­son col­lected 16 re­bounds for GNTC (3-6). Doroteya Jack­son and Ty Rogers each scored 17 for Oak­wood.

› The Ge­or­gia North­west­ern men lost 74-63 at home Thurs­day to the Covenant junior var­sity, which got 20 points with four 3s from Ryan Rhodes, 14 points with three 3s from Ryan Gil­bert and 12 points from Luke Tid­more. For the Bob­cats (2-4), Trion grad­u­ates Jayce Harris and Jar­ret Gill scored 17 and 13 points and com­bined for 15 re­bounds.

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