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Hoop teams win, football team loses on the road

By Bobby Brockman

13th-ranked Lady Tigers down No. 21 Columbia (Mo) on the road

No. 13-rated Campbellsville University trailed 44-43 in the second half, but the Lady Tigers used a 32-16 run to down No. 21 Columbia (Mo.) College 77-68 on Monday night in the Show Me State.
Senior Mackenzie Lee paced CU with 25 points while fellow senior Courtney Clifton added 17 and point guard Katie Allen dished out nine assists.
Campbellsville’s bench accounted for 23 points.
Coach Ginger Colvin’s  Lady Tigers (2-0) play at Huntington (Ind.) University on Saturday and will begin Mid-South Conference play at home on Nov. 15 against the University of Pikeville and on Saturday, Nov. 17 vs. Virginia-Wise.


Tigers upend Brescia in Owensboro, open home slate on Monday vs. IU-Northwest
Campbellsville University used the 12-point efforts from Justin Ennis and Jared Myers to down Brescia 61-46 on Monday night in Owensboro.
The Tigers led 28-19 at the half-time break in their regular-season opener.
Filip Stanic added nine points for Campbellsville while Malik Thomas scored eight for coach Keith Adkins’ club.
The Tigers will host Indiana University-Northwest in their home opener on Monday (7:00) before beginning Mid-South Conference play next Thursday and Saturday against the University of Pikeville and Virginia-Wise in women/men doubleheaders in the Powell Athletic Center.


Fighting Tigers fall 31-24 to Faulkner on Senior Day
Campbellsville University turned a once 21-point deficit into a chance for a comeback win Saturday, but fell to Faulkner University, 31-24, on Senior Day.
Freshman receiver Jarrod Harrington posted a career day to lead CU’s offense with 100 yards on four catches, all setting up Tiger second-half touchdowns.
After Faulkner opened the second half with a touchdown to go up, 28-7, Harrington helped lead the charge with two acrobatic receptions from Bryan Parnes of 25 and 27 yards. The 52 yards of offense helped set up a first-and-goal at the 5, followed by back-to-back Faulkner penalties. Seth McFerrin capped the 69-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run off the left hip of tight end Will Warf. Casey Clarke’s extra point cut the deficit in half, 28-14.
The Fighting Tigers went on to out-score Faulkner 10-3 in the fourth quarter, starting with a 45-yard field goal by Casey Clarke. The three points pulled CU within 11, but Hunter Kennamer responded with a 33-yard field goal for the Eagles.
With 3:47 remaining, Parnes found Harrington again, this time on a 29-yard touchdown to pull CU within seven. Erik Krivitsky executed two successful on-side kick tries, the first being negated by a penalty, to give CU one last shot with 3:46 remaining. However, the Tigers were held at midfield after six plays, giving the ball back to the Eagles to run down the clock.
While CU dropped its first Senior Day in five years, the Tigers continued to win the turnover battle in the series with Faulkner, forcing two fumbles and intercepting one pass.
Brandon Brown led the charge on turnovers, forcing and recovering a fumble at the Tiger 3 in the first half and then intercepting a Faulkner pass in the end zone in the third quarter.
Percy Minor led all players with a career-high 10 solo tackles and 14 total, tied with Nick Reed’s 14 total hits.
Campbellsville (2-8) travels to Bluefield College (0-10) on Saturday for a 1:00 kick-off in the season finale.

Four Tigers place in wrestling opener at Eastern Michigan
Campbellsville University kicked off its wrestling season on Saturday in the Eastern Michigan University Open.
A total of 12 Tiger wrestlers faced tough competition in two divisions: a freshman/sophomore division and the open division, which included all upper class wrestlers.
Five Tigers competed in the open division, led by Conor Young, who lost his first match of the day, but wrestled back to finish fifth with a win over Dustin Schultz from Purdue.
Weighing in at 149, Chris Teague wrestled up a weight from last season, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing his first match. The 2012 NAIA national runner-up went through the consolation rounds wrestling tough before falling by decision in the consolation quarterfinals.
Three CU wrestlers placed in the freshman/sophomore division: Shawn McGhee placed fourth at 149 pounds, Joe Whalen placed sixth at 157 pounds and Connor Maglecic was eighth at 197 pounds.
Campbellsville University travels to Williamsburg this Saturday for the Patriot Open tournament hosted by fifth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.

Reed named MSC Defensive Player of Week
Campbellsville University junior middle linebacker Nick Reed was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.
Reed had a career-high 14 tackles in the Tigers’ 31-24 loss to Faulkner University, including three tackles for a loss and a season-best 10 assisted tackles.
The Harrodsburg native also recorded an 11-yard sack to force Faulkner into a third-and-long in the first half and recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the opening half. The touchdown was Reed’s first of his collegiate career and gave CU its first points of the game.
With his three tackles for a loss on Saturday, Reed moves to third in the Mid-South with 14 tackles for a loss this season. That number ranks 20th in the NAIA.
Reed is the second Fighting Tiger linebacker to be named a MSC Defensive Player of the Week this season as Blake Young received the honor Oct. 1.