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Motlow Sports Update

Dequon Miller

Dequon Miller

The Motlow Lady Bucks have now won three of their previous five games and are playing their best basketball of the season after beating Dyersburg State 73-57 Wednesday night at Copperweld Arena.
The Lady Bucks (5-18, 3-12) will host their final home game of the year, and recognize eight sophomore players in a special ceremony, when Southwest Tennessee visits on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The Lady Saluqis edged the Lady Bucks 80-75 earlier this season.
Alexis Smith led the Lady Bucks with 13 points.

In the men’s game Motlow picked up their 20th win of the year (20-4/12-3) by knocking off Dyersburg St 113-93.
Jaylen Barford led the Bucks with 27 points followed by Terry Holt with 25 and DeQuan Miller with 24. Miller needed 11 points going into the game to become the 6th player in Motlow history to score 1,000 points or more over their two years at the school. Miller now has 1,013. The all-time career scoring leader is Tim Fant, who accumulated 1,551 points from 1988-90. Miller needs just 10 more made 3-pointers to break the career mark in that category.
The Motlow basketball teams will host Southwest TN on Saturday beginning at 4pm.

After opening the season with two of their first four games ending with tied scores due to darkness, the Motlow Lady Bucks will begin a two-week, 10-game home stretch when they host Gadsden State on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Lady Bucks Field on the Moore County campus. The first pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Lady Bucks (1-1-2) took their first road trip on Tuesday, playing a doubleheader in Boaz, Ala., against non-conference opponent Snead State. Motlow dropped the opener 6-5 as Snead scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning. Although the official Motlow softball record book shows no ties in the schools’ 20-year softball history, the Lady Bucks recorded their second tie in the last week in game two at Snead. The Lady Bucks scored the tying run in the top of the sixth inning (3-3), and after holding Snead scoreless in the bottom of the sixth the game was called due to darkness.