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Motlow hoops postponed; Bucks back on the road this weekend

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Freshman JaQualis Matlock has been a strong post presence for the Motlow Bucks through the first half of the season, averaging 7.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and one blocked shot per game. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Freshman JaQualis Matlock has been a strong post presence for the Motlow Bucks through the first half of the season, averaging 7.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and one blocked shot per game. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow’s scheduled games against Volunteer State and Bryan College JV on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Monday, Jan. 25, respectively were postponed due to inclement weather and the poor travel conditions over the weekend.

As of press time on Tuesday, the college had not announced a make-up date for either contest.

The Bucks and Lady Bucks play at Chattanooga State Friday, Jan. 29 and at Cleveland State on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Friday’s men’s game is set for a 4:30 p.m. start, while Saturday’s contest will tip off at 1 p.m.

Deep in the middle of a four-way battle for Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) men’s basketball supremacy, the Motlow Bucks were primed to host conference rival Volunteer State last Saturday before Mother Nature intervened.

The Bucks (16-4, 7-2) are coming off a 119-50 win over visiting non-conference opponent Bryan College JV on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Motlow trails Southwest Tennessee by one game in the TCCAA standings and is tied with Walters State. The Senators and Bucks are just one game ahead of surging Columbia State.

The Pioneers of Volunteer State (3-12, 1-8) have struggled this season, although they scored 130 points against Dyersburg State recently in their first TCCAA victory.

Motlow was on cruise control against Bryan College, leading 51-28 at the half and shooting 60 percent from the floor. The Bucks hauled in 60 rebounds and continued their unselfish play, dishing out 41 assists on 45 made field goals.

Jaylen Barford led five double-figure scorers with 25 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Jade Patrick put his name into the Motlow men’s basketball single game record book by hauling in 19 rebounds, the tenth-most ever recorded. Demarco Stepter set the record with 28 rebounds on Jan. 26, 2008.

Patrick added eight points and seven assists to his amazing rebounding total. Axel Magnuson hit six 3-pointers and scored 18 points, C.J. McEwen added 17, Reid Pierce scored 13 with six rebounds, and Jared Pearson scored 14 and had 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

After six scheduled games in February, the Bucks will play in the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament March 1-6 in Gallatin.

Listeners around the world can hear Motlow games online on <TheTicketRadio.com> and the Tune-In Radio smartphone app by searching for WHMT the Ticket.

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