Athletes Beyond Bartow: Updates for local collegiate athletes in basketball, track and field, wrestl


In this 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' update, we update results from local athletes contributing at the college level in basketball, track and field, wrestling, and tennis.

The 2015-16 basketball season is now over for most of the local collegiate players, although a few continue in tournament play. Track and Field results are limited, since most programs are transitioning over the past week and next week from their indoor seasons to the outdoor season. Bartow Sports Zone maintains a roster with collegiate links on our 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' page of this website and we update recent results for athletes periodically. NOTE: The updates for local softball and baseball athletes for the Week ending March 6 appeared in an article published March 7.

WRESTLING


SAMMY ROSARIO — Cumberland University (Jr., Cass HS) . . . lost both matches at the NAIA National Championships in Topeka, KS wrestling in the 133 pound division. The Cumberland team finished 19th at the national tournament. Rosario (16-9) was one of seven national qualifiers on his team that tied for the Mid-South Conference Championship, a first ever for the school.


TRACK AND FIELD ROGER HERRERA — Reinhardt University (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . distance runner, ran 16th of 35 competitors (16:52.36) in the 5,000 meter run at the Victor Ice Breaker Duals at Berry College March 5. Reinhardt finished second as a team in the event behind Shorter University. The Eagles compete next at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, March 18-19.


TROY HICKOM — Clayton State (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . distance runner, ran second of thirteen competitors (16:19.51) in the 5,000 meters at the Tiger Orange and Blue Classic hosted by Savannah State University March 5. Next for the Lakers is the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, March 18-19.



TENNIS


PEYTON GOLHOFFER — Ball State (Fr., Laurel Springs Academy, Cartersville resident) . . . lost her singles match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, playing at the No. 1 line as the Lady Cardinals defeated University of Cincinnati, 4-3. She and No. 3 line doubles partner, Audrey Berger, also fell, 6-3. Ball State is 8-2 in matches this season and travels to Orlando March 8-18 for matches with South Dakota, Norfolk State, James Madison, and Wright State.


SOMALIA LEWIS — Emmanuel College (Fr., Woodland HS) . . . member of the Lady Lions tennis program that is 3-10 overall and 1-4 in Conference Carolinas matches. (Note: Individual results are not published by the Emmanuel tennis program.) Next for Emmanuel is a match at University of North Georgia against Illinois-Springfield March 17, at Belmont Abbey March 19, and at N.C. Central March 20.



BASKETBALL


SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (Fr., Woodland HS) . . . played in 24 games for the Barons in 2015-16, starting nine games. She averaged four points per game in just over nine minutes per game. She collected 1.5 rebounds per game, made 17 steals, and had 12 assists. BPC was 7-21 overall and finished 3-15 in the Southern States Athletic Conference.


MARISSA DUBOSE — Gadsden State CC (Soph., Woodland HS) . . . played in 27 games for the Cardinal averaging 1.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and just under one assist per game. She also had nine blocks and seven steals for the season. Gadsden State had a 13-15 overall record and was 5-5 in the Alabama Community College Conference.



ASHLEY HUSKINS — University of the Cumberlands (Fr., Cass HS) . . . played in 24 games, starting twice. She averaged 4.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and just under one assist per game. Huskins blocked eight shots and made 11 steals. The Lady Patriots’s season ended with a 61-50 Mid-South Conference quarterfinal tournament loss to 6th-ranked Campbellsville University March 3 in Frankfort, KY. U of C was 11-16 overall this season and 2-12 in the Mid-South Conference.


KAELYN IRBY — Gadsden State CC (Soph. Cartersville HS) . . . averaged 13.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 27 games. She totaled 62 steals and five blocks on the season. The Cardinal finished 13-15 overall and third in the Alabama Community College Conference North Division with a 5-5 record.


STEPHANIE KUHRT — Reinhardt University (Soph., Adairsville HS) . . . saw action in four games for the Eagles. She scored 2.3 points per game, and just under one assist and steal per game played. RU lost in the opening round of the AAC tournament to Columbia (SC) College. The Lady Eaglers finished 13-19 overall and 9-11 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


MORGAN JONES — Gadsden State CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . played in 26 games for GSCC, averaging 4.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. She completed the season with 12 assists, five steals, and five blocked shots. Gadsden State was 13-15 overall and 5-5 in the ACCC North Division.


MAYA JONES — Gadsden State CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . was credited with 22 games played and averaged just under one point and rebound per game. She shot better than 45 percent from the floor and over 85 percent from the free throw line in limited minutes. Gadsden State was 13-15 overall and 5-5 in the ACCC North Division.

RYAN DAVIS — Chattahoochee Tech CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . scored 13.2 points per game on 50.9 percent shooting from the floor. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game for the Golden Eagles logging better than 30 minutes per game. Davis made 64 steals and blocked five shots during the season. CTCC lost to Georgia Highlands CC in the GCAA semifinals March 4 to finish the year 22-10. They were 8-8 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.


A.J. MOSBY — Chattahoochee Tech CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . averaged 18.7 points per game, shot over 52 percent from the floor, collected 4.6 rebounds per game and dealt 3.9 assists in 31 games played. He was a first-team, all-league selection for the season. Mosby shot 39 percent from behind the three-point arc and 78 percent from the charity stripe. He also had 76 steals during the season. CTCC lost to Georgia Highlands CC in the GCAA semifinals March 4 to finish the year 22-10. They were 8-8 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.



ELIJAH ROBINSON — Emmanual College (Jr., Excel Christian Academy) . . . scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in a 95-66 home victory over Bob Jones University March 1. In 26 games played and 22 starts, Robinson is averaging 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. The Lions are 22-5 overall and were 16-4 in Conference Carolinas. The Lions, who were not eligible for the conference or NCAA post-season due to reclassification to NCAA D-II, will play in the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association tournament beginning March 11. Emmanual opens with Columbia International in the NCCAA South Regionals at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.


ADRIAN RODGERS — Southern University (Sr., Cartersville, GA resident; Centennial HS; Maine Central Prep) . . . scored 25 points with nine rebounds, an assist, and two steals in an 84-79 win over Texas Southern March 3 . . . totaled 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in a 79-71 home loss to Prarie View A&M March 5. . . Rodgers has started all 31 games this season for the 19-12 Jaguars. He is averaging 17.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. He has 21 steals this season and has blocked three shots. The Jags are 11-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and play Alabama State in the conference tournament quarterfinals March 10 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.


COREY TOBIN — Chattahoochee Tech CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . scored eight points per game, grabbed 3.9 rebounds per game, and averaged three assists in 31 games played for the Golden Eagles. Tobin shot over 40 percent from behind the three-point line and was better than 76 percent from the free throw line. He also made 44 steals during the season. Chattahoochee Tech lost to Georgia Highlands CC in the GCAA semifinals March 4 to finish the year 22-10. They were 8-8 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.


RUDY WINTERS — Dalton State College (Soph., Excel Christian Academy) . . . scored four points, had two assists, two rebounds, and one steal in a conference tournament loss to Auburn-Montgomery March 3. Winters played in 19 games and averaged 12 points per game on 47 percent shooting. He averaged 2.8 rebounds and just under one assist and steal per game. Dalton State was 19-11 for the season and finished 11-7 in the Southern States Athletic Conference.



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