Lady Cougars Drop Games To Dyersburg, Southwest Tennessee

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Cleveland State Lady Cougars moved to a 2-2 record with losses against Dyersburg State and Southwest Tennessee. But with a three-game week now upon them, the Lady Cougars will look to right the ship.

"Our main focus entering this week is to get some wins. We've got to stay healthy and stay together," said Head Coach Evelyn Thompson.

Losing to Dyersburg State, 70-55, Abby Hubert lead the Lady Cougars, totaling 17 points on 7-19 shooting and 6 rebounds. Also in the mix was Hannah Philps who served up 14 points on 6-11 shooting with 3 rebounds, an assist, and a steal. Julia Gaither played the role of pickpocket in this one, totaling 4 steals while Ebony Kelley had a nice game on the boards, racking up 10 rebounds.

The loss to Southwest Tennessee was a heartbreaker, with the Lady Cougars dropping this one, 63-60. Ebony Kelley was the leader in this one, laying down 27 points on an impressive 11-15 shooting performance. She also snagged 8 rebounds and swiped 4 steals. Julia Gaither added 9 points with 6 assists and 4 steals while Kyla Braden also scored 9 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Looking forward to matchups against Wallace State, Jackson State, and Columbia State, the Lady Cougars will look to jump back into the win column. "These are all tough opponents. We have no choice but to be prepared this week. No one will just give us the game, we've got to work hard and earn the win," said Head Coach Evelyn Thompson. 

Look out for the Lady Cougars as they start their three-game home stand against Wallace State on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.



Saturday's TSSAA State Wrestling Results

Here are the results from the TSSAA State wrestling tournament, which concluded Saturday night in Franklin.  Listed are championship finals and consolation finals for third and fifth place for Division II, AAA and A-AA   DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 106 -- Christian Morris (McCallie) major dec. Dayne Dalrymple (Christian Brothers), 15-1; 113 -- Emory Taylor ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: State Wrestling Tournament

1 Person Killed In Accident Involving 18-Wheeler On Ochs Highway

One person was killed Saturday morning on Ochs Highway. Another person in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital. An 18-wheeler was coming down the mountain, and hit three cars traveling up the mountain. Ochs Highway was closed in both directions, and HAZMAT crews were at the scene. The wreck happened at mid-morning. (click for more)

Hixson Home Destroyed By Fire Early Saturday Morning

A home was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning in Hixson. Around  2:30 a.m. , the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a possible house fire at  904 Wesley Drive  in Hixson. When the first unit arrived on the scene, they reported the second floor of the home was completely engulfed with fire. Firefighters conducted a defensive ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It wasn’t lost on me that during Valentine Week, when we most remember those we love, this first story was included in my weekly email. As has become my habit, every Saturday I try to come up with a new edition of The Saturday Funnies because I get some delightful ones that are shared by my friends during the week. We must never waste a giggle. So in keeping with my ... (click for more)