December 6, 2004
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SOUTHWEST SWEEPS CLEVELAND STATE
Release written by Keith Gentry
The Southwest basketball teams defeated Cleveland State in both games of
a menís and womenís doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the Verties Sails
Gymnasium. The Lady Saluqis won by a score of 77-72, while the men
defeated the Cougars 90-81.
In the womenís game, Imesia Jackson had her best game of the season with
26 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Lady Saluqis. Kenya Moore added 16
points and seven rebounds, and Ashley Mason scored 11 points and grabbed
eight boards. As a team, the Southwest women out-rebounded Cleveland
State 49-34 and out-shot the Lady Cougars 45 percent to 38 percent. With
the win, the Lady Saluqis record improves to 7-5 on the year.
The Saluqis were led by Moraye Ivy, who scored a game high 23 points on
9 of 12 shooting. Also in double figures were Anthony Pigram with 17
points and Dee Burchett with 14 points. Jeremy Marrs was the top
rebounder with eight and also blocked a season-high six shots. The game
was tied at 40-40 at halftime, but the Saluqis shot 55 percent in the
second half to outscore Cleveland State 50-41 in the second stanza.
The Southwest men, now 7-4 on the season, return to action on Thursday,
December 9 against Southeastern Illinois at the Verties Sails Gymnasium.
Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Both the menís and womenís teams travel to
Madisonville, Tennessee on Saturday, December 11 to take on Hiwassee.
Game times for Saturday are 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men