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22nd-ranked Chargers down Roane State in home opener

Columbia State men 73, Roane State 63

Roane State (63) — Nate Spivey 12, Jacob Naylor 12, Micah Fallin 3, Jawaun Moore 2, Elijah Cobb 7, Matt Veen 8, Alec Kegler 10, Jaylon McCullum 9
Columbia State (73) — R.J. Abernathy 5, Amirion Joyce 6, Tarre’q Williams 4, Chris Nix 15, Thomas Poore 4, Trevon Harris 2, Tre Carlton 7, Xavier Griffith 1, Janias Passam 2, Jamari Bostic 17, Malique Oates 10,
3-pointers — Roane State 9 (Spivey 2, Naylor 3, Cobb, Veen 2, McCullum), Columbia State 6 (Nix, Carlton, Bostic 4)
Half — Roane State 39, Columbia State 27
Records — Roane State 1-1, Columbia State 1-1

Roane State women 66, Columbia State 59

R 18 20 15 13 — 66
C 14 9 17 19 — 59

Roane State (66) — Maria Roges 13, Tyasia Reed 17, Brooke Christian 11, Anna Grace Sissom 4, Naomi Jefferson 10, Chloe Roark 2, Kirby Brown 8
Columbia State (59) — Mya Byrd 18, Diamond Cannon 23, Jasmine Beard 5, Nya Caruthers 6, Emily Rominger 3, Jaletha Clark 2, Brittany Lawless-Sherrill 2
3-pointers — Roane State 3 (Roges, Reed 2), Columbia State 8 (Byrd, Cannon 4, Caruthers 2, Rominger)
Records — Roane State 2-0, Columbia State 0-2

Small-school hoops crowns won by Culleoka, Santa Fe

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In a day of big individual efforts, Culleoka’s girls and Santa Fe’s boys claimed Maury County Middle School Small Class tournament titles Saturday at Culleoka.

Auden Slaughter’s chase of the 1,000-point career mark was successful, as the Wildcat eighth-grader scored a game-high 34 points to push his team past Mt. Pleasant 57-33. Slaughter completed his middle school career with 1,010 points.

Santa Fe won the Maury County Middle School boys small-class tournament title, defeating Mt. Pleasant 57-33 Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Slaughter and Macon Adkison scored nine points each in the opening period as Santa Fe seized a 23-12 lead. The Tigers trailed 42-19 at intermission and never recovered. Adkison added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for Santa Fe, with Ryan Benderman scoring eight points to lead Mt. Pleasant.

Kendall Reischman scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the first half Saturday as the host Lady Warriors defeated Mt. Pleasant 32-26 in the girls.

Culleoka won the Maury County Middle School girls small-class tournament title Saturday, defeating Mt. Pleasant 32-26. (Courtesy photo)

Lilly Dodge countered with 19 points for Mt. Pleasant — 14 in the final two quarters, as the Lady Tigers tried to rally from a 20-8 halftime deficit.

The county’s large middle schools – Battle Creek, E.A. Cox, Spring Hill and Whitthorne – opted to not hold their tournament, according to MCPS athletics director Chris Poynter, and the county’s “Final Four” that debuted last year, matching the large-school and small-school finalists, will not take place.

Santa Fe boys 57, Mt. Pleasant 33

MP 12 7 10 4 — 33
SF 23 19 13 2 – 57

Mt. Pleasant (33) – Jayden McClure 7, Ryan Benderman 8, Knox Brooks 3, J.P. Easterling 6, Hunter Holt 7, JoJo Robertson 2

Santa Fe (57) – Macon Adkison 14, Andrew Graves 5, Kaleb Hazlett 2, Colby Adams 2, Auden Slaughter 34

3-pointers – Mt. Pleasant 3 (Benderman, Brooks, Holt), Santa Fe 6 (Adkison 4, Graves, Slaughter)

Culleoka girls 32, Mt. Pleasant 26

M 4 4 8 10 — 26
C 10 10 4 8 — 32

Mt. Pleasant (26) – Lilly Dodge 19, Addison Sensat 4, Ashley Turner 3

Culleoka (32) – Andee Kelly 10, Kendall Reischman 20, Izzy Hargrove 2

3-pointers – none

Ex-Indy staffer returns to collegiate alma mater

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Caleb Chowbay, a former two-sport standout at Mt. Juliet who spent the 2018-19 basketball season as an assistant under Doug Keil at Independence, has been named to the men’s coaching staff at Martin Methodist College.

Chowbay, a 2017 Martin Methodist graduate, played his final two seasons with the RedHawks after initially signing with Belmont University, where he spent three years.

“I could not be more thrilled to return to a place where I have such special memories,” Chowbay said. “Martin Methodist and the city of Pulaski are places I truly love. I always wanted to be able to give back and this opportunity seems like the perfect fit.

Caleb Chowbay, a football and basketball standout at Mt. Juliet before pursuing a college basketball career at Belmont and Martin Methodist, has joined the RedHawk program as an assistant. Chowbay earned NAIA all-America honors his senior year at the Pulaski school. (Martin Methodist Athletic Communications)

“I want to thank Dr. Mark La Branche, Mr. Jeff Bain and coach Dugan Lyne for giving me this opportunity. I am so excited and cannot wait to get things started.”

Chowbay served as an assistant last season at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.

In his two years as a player at Martin Methodist, Chowbay averaged 15.3 points, helping the RedHawks to an NAIA national tournament appearance and earning all-American honors his senior year, when he averaged 16.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Prior to transferring, Chowbay played in 36 games during the 2014-15 season at Belmont.

“We are excited to have Caleb join the coaching side of our program,” Lyne said. “Caleb returns to a program that he has been an enormous part of since he stepped on campus back in the fall of 2015.

“Caleb has a great feel for the game, will excel in player development, and will continue to help build our culture.”