U.S. Junior National Team Stays Perfect

Monday, July 1, 2013

 

A convincing 115-47 win over Russia Saturday improved the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team improved to 3-0 at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Tennessee rising junior Jarnell Stokes was once again in the American starting lineup – as he has been since the team began play in Prague – and contributed six points, six rebounds and a pair of steals to the victory over the Russians.

 

The Memphis, Tenn., native was 3-for-3 from the field Saturday and is shooting .722 thus far at the championships. He is averaging 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.

 

“We played one of our best all-around games (Saturday),” Stokes said. “We handled our business for 40 minutes.”

 

Team USA enjoyed a 74-20 advantage in points-in-the-paint against Russia while scoring 37 points off turnovers.

 

Saturday’s lopsided triumph, coupled with similarly overpowering victories vs. Ivory Coast and China, has led to Team USA’s starters logging minimal minutes.

 

The Americans are off Sunday before returning to action in second-round play Monday vs. Brazil (1-2).

 

Stokes averaged 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in two wins over Brazil at last summer’s U18 FIBA Americas Championships.

 

In second-round action, each team will play games against the three teams they have not already faced in preliminary play. Results from all preliminary-round games carry over to the second round. Second round games will be held in Prague’s O2 Arena and Podvinny Mlyn Arena.

 

For the most up-to-date information about the Tennessee basketball program, visit UTsports.com/basketball and follow @Vol_Hoops on Twitter.


UTC Volleyball Tops Tennessee And Ole Miss

Hosting its own Spring Tournament, the Chattanooga volleyball team showed growth on the court as the Mocs defeated Tennessee and Ole Miss  on Saturday  in Maclellan Gym. The Mocs, who welcomed  Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Dalton State, Ole Miss,  Kennesaw State, Georgia State  and Belmont, opened the tournament with a two-set win over the ... (click for more)

Florida, California Schools Win Boys DecoTurf Tennis Titles

A pair of schools from big time tennis states came to Chattanooga and won the DecoTurf Boys High School Tennis Championships this weekend.   Wiregrass Ranch (north or Tampa, Fla.) remained undefeated (18-0) and defeated Memphis University School, 5-3 in the A Division finals, while Santa Margarita (Calif.) whitewashed Jenks (Okla.), 9-0 in the finals of the B Division. ... (click for more)

Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service:  HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY... * EVENT... A HARD FREEZE EXPECTED WITH LOWS FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sunday Funnies

They say March roars in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. So as you reach for your lambs-wool sweater on this last Sunday of the month, allow me to lighten up a bit with a new edition of my Sunday Funnies. I have a delightful crowd that keeps me supplied in jokes and these are some of the best that have come my way: A WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST -- She's sitting at the table ... (click for more)