Motlow State opens basketball season on November 1

Motlow State will kick off their 2022-23 season on November 7. Team members are (front row, left to right) Qui’Lon Bennett, Kolbe Gray, Javon Martin, Isaiah Curry, Andrew Lamuno, MCHS graduate Brayden Cashion, and Aiden Abellana (second row) Kane Reed, Taylor Stovall, Dylan Wade, Debron Russell, David Giddens, Lawrence Montgomery, and Zac Campbell (third row) MiQuan Tucker, Jackson Twombly, Matthew Jones, Tyler Du’Bose, Raymon Adams, and LaVonte Harris. (Photo Courtesy of Motlow State)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Both Motlow State Community College basketball teams will open the 2022-23 college basketball season November 1 with a trip to Decatur, Alabama, to face Calhoun Community College. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Motlow State plays on the Division I level of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Bucks are a member of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA), known by the NJCAA as Region 7. Motlow’s women’s team is coached by Jeromy Barbee in his first season. Arthur Latham leads the men’s team entering his sixth year as head coach. Latham’s record in five seasons is 77-62.

The Bucks play their home games at Copperweld Arena inside Nisbett Center on Motlow’s Moore County campus. Admission is free to home games. Weekday games begin at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday contests begin at 2 p.m.

The first home game for the men’s team is Monday, November 7, with the Bucks hosting the Cumberland University JV at 7:30 p.m. The first home conference game is Saturday, November 12. The women’s team will host Volunteer State at 2 p.m. and the men will face the Pioneers at 4 p.m.

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Motlow State’s women’s team are (from left to right) Kameya Bridgewater, A’Maria Thomison, Morgan Webb, Jheilaa Thomas, Emma Bess, T’Alla Brown, and Destiny Russell. (Photo Courtesy of Motlow State)