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Motlow Bucks set for December road swing

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

LOGO motlow college bucks 001The Motlow Bucks will take their three-game winning streak on the road this weekend when they travel to TCCAA opponents Roane State in Harriman on Friday and Walters State in Morristown Saturday.

The Bucks (4-6, 2-3) have an opportunity to significantly improve their position in the conference standings during the weekend. Motlow will complete its pre-holiday schedule with a trip to Hanceville, Ala. to face non-conference opponent Wallace State on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The next home game will be Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 when Dyersburg State visits Copperweld Arena.

After beginning the season losing six of their first seven games, the Bucks have shown significant improvement under first year Head Coach Matt Sligh. Motlow beat Cleveland State and Chattanooga State on successive days, and then routed the Lindsey Wilson College JV just before Thanksgiving.

Motlow is currently tied for fifth in the conference standings, with Roane State (3-6, 3-2) just one game ahead of the Bucks in the loss column. Walters State was recently forced to forfeit all of its wins before picking up a pair of victories during the past week. The Senators are 0-5 in the conference and 2-10 overall.

The Bucks have been paced by point guard Dequon Miller, who averages 18 points and 6.2 assists per game. Trey James has more rebounds than any player in the state and averages 11.2 per game, along with 10 points while shooting 55 percent from the field.

Kytrel Williams and Greg Mason each average over 10 points per game. Mason shoots 64 percent from the field, with Williams close behind at almost 60 percent. Kerby Lubin averages 9.8 points and 4.3 assists per game, and Jordan Riley leads the Bucks at the free throw line, connecting on 81.3 percent of his attempts.

 —By C. SCOTT SHASTEEN, Motlow College Sports Information