Southwest Tennessee Community College

November 22, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

SOUTHWEST BASKETBALL TEAMS SWEPT IN WEEKEND GAMES
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest men's and women's basketball teams each lost two games over the weekend, losing to Chattanooga State on Friday night and to Motlow State on Saturday afternoon. The losses dropped the men's record to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association, while the women's record currently stands at 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

The Saluqis, leading Chattanooga State 42-37 at the half, were outscored 53-32 in the second half by the Tigers in a 90-74 loss. Top scorers for the Southwest men were Anthony Pigram (18) and Deon Lawson (10). Lawson was also the team's top rebounder with seven.

After falling behind 39-24 at the half to Motlow State, the Southwest men mounted a furious comeback, but it was not enough as the Saluqis lost by a score of 83-78. Pigram again led the team in scoring with 17 points, while Lawson added 14.

The Lady Saluqis were down only 37-32 at the half to Chattanooga State, but were outscored 40-25 in the second half to lose the game 77-57. Kenya Moore was the only Southwest player to score in double figures with 15 points.

Against Motlow State, the Lady Saluqis lost 54-42, nearly overcoming a cold shooting first half in which Southwest scored only 19 points. Ashley Mason had an outstanding game for the Lady Saluqis, scoring 23 points, including 22 in the second half. Imesia Jackson also scored in double figures with 11 points and was the top rebounder with nine.

Both the Saluqis and Lady Saluqis return home on Monday, November 22, when Southwest takes on Coahoma Community College at the Verties Sails Gymnasium. Tip-off for the women's game is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.