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Sports Briefs

By Staff
Jan. 13, 2003
West Alabama men fall at UNA
FLORENCE, Ala. Junior Raspanti Laneair scored a team leading 22 points to go along with seven rebounds, but it would not be enough as West Alabama fell 82-57 to North Alabama (8-4, 2-1 GSC) on Saturday night.
True freshman Brandon Neloms contributed 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting off of the UWA bench, while teammate Jon Mosley added six points to go along with a team-high nine boards. Senior Jonathan Poe rounded out the top Tiger scorers with seven points.
Rudy Williams connected on 9-of-15 shots for a game-high 25 points to pace the Lion charge. Chad Jones chipped in with 17 points, while teammate Danny Anderson grabbed a game-high 10 boards to go along with 14 points.
The Tigers fall to 5-7 overall (1-2 in GSC play). UWA will be in action again on Monday when the Falcons of Montevallo travel to Pruitt Hall for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
UWA Lady Tigers fall at UNA
FLORENCE, Ala. Despite a game-high, 17-point performance by senior CaMeshia Pete, the University of West Alabama women's basketball team fell to instate rival North Alabama (5-4, 2-1 GSC) 73-58 in Saturday night basketball action.
Freshman Veronica Lee chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds, while fellow freshman Pam Brown added 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds. Pete also contributed a game-high eight rebounds before fouling out late in the game.
Alana Sinyard paced the Lion attack, scoring 16 points and pulling down eight rebounds. Antoya Miller added 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field to go along with five assists. Joi Gopher and Yachte McGrady contributed 13 and 12 points respectively.
West Alabama (6-6, 0-3 GSC) returns to action on Monday, Jan. 13 when they welcome the Falcons of the University of Montevallo to Pruitt Hall. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Lady Knights down Neshoba Central
The West Lauderdale Lady Knights defeated Neshoba Central on Thursday night 6-1 for their fifth win of the season.
West jumped out to a 5-0 first half lead with two goals by Sarah Birmingham, 2 goals from Brittany Uhl and one from Auburn Carlberg.
Kylie Rowell had 3 assists in the half with Birmingham and Carlberg with an assist each.
In the 2nd half, Briana Stinson scored the lone goal for Neshoba Central on a breakaway. Megan Roberson scored West's 6th goal on an assist from Wende Estes.
Knights beat Rockets, 5-1
The West Lauderdale Knights soccer team went to 9-2 on the season by beating Neshoba Central 5-1.
In first half action, Anthony Thomas scored the first goal on a header from a throw in by C. J. Fountain.
Christopher Rodgers added the 2nd goal also on a Fountain assist. Fountain then added two goals of his own to make the score 4-0 at the half. In second half action, Michael Pogue scored for West on a free kick.
Neshoba Central scored its only goal after West gave up a corner kick. Scott Truesdale recorded 5 saves in goal for West.
Sumter Academy beats Bessemer
The Lady Eagles of Sumter Academy took a 34-22 victory over Bessemer on Saturday.
Sumter Academy outscored Bessemer 14-0 in the third quarter to help take the victory.
Kate Cartwright, Natalie Fox and Jess Chambliss scored seven points each to lead the Lady Eagles. Sumter Academy improves to 8-5 on the year with the victory.
Bonita Williams scored eight points in the loss.
Newton County splits a pair of games
The Newton County Lady Cougars split a pair of games late last week in girls soccer action.
Newton County beat Neshoba Central 8-0 on Friday night.
Mandy McGrevey led the Lady Cougars with four goals. Joy Cavanaugh had two goals. Kristen Pillsbury and Maggie McDill each had one.
The win moves Newton County to 8-4 on the season.
On Thursday, the Lady Cougars fell to Northeast Lauderdale 3-0. Dannielle Smith had two goals for Northeast.

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