Chattanooga Rail Runners Host Memphis Sunday

3 p.m. at Old Rossville High School

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The league-leading Chattanooga Rail Runners host the Memphis Soul Kings (2-2) in a Central Basketball Association (CBA) game Sunday at the Rossville Athletic Center (old Rossville HS) with tip off set for 3 p.m.

The Rail Runners (4-1) are led by former Baylor School player Jonathan Adams who is averaging 18.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds.

The 6-6, 235 pound forward played college ball at Old Dominion.

The team's point guard is former Brainerd star E'Jay Ward who is averaging 9.7 ppg, 8 assists and 3.3 steals.

Former U. of Tennessee player Rob Murphy is averaging 14 ppg.

"This is a big game for us as we beat Memphis at their place the second game of the season, 123-112, so they will be looking for some pay back," said head coach Rodney English who is also the head boys basketball coach at East Hamilton HS

"Jonathan leads us in scoring and rebounding, while E'Jay is our engine who gets us started and leads in assists and steals," said English who is a former Harlem Globetrotter and played college ball at East Tenn. State.

Memphis has won two straight and plays at Bowling Green (Ky.) tonight.

If You Are Going

Chattanooga vs. Memphis Soul Kings

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Rossville Athletic Center

League: Central Basketball Association

Tickets: Adults: $10   Students 12 and under: $5   Senior Citizens/Military Personnel: $5

Local Players: Area products include former UTC player Donte Hampton (Chattanooga Arts and Sciences/UTC),  Jonathan Adams (Baylor School/Old Dominion), E’jay Ward (Brainerd/Tenn. Wesleyan), Alex Wells (East Ridge/Lee U.) and Dominique Harper (Tyner/Walter State CC).

CBA Teams: Chattanooga Rail Runners, Memphis Soul Kings,  Middle Tenn. Storm (Nashville), Bowling Green Hornets, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Flite, St. Louis Hawks, River City Panthers (Ill.)

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