Athletes Beyond Bartow: Local college basketball stars shine


This week's update for our local pro and college athletes from Cartersville and Bartow County.

NFL


VIC BEASLEY -- Atlanta Falcons (3rd yr. pro; OLB Clemson University; Adairsville HS)... had one solo tackle in Atlanta's 20-17 win last Thursday night over New Orleans. Beasley now has 25 tackles, four sacks, one pass defended, and one forced fumble in 2017 for the Falcons. The Falcons (8-5) play at Tampa Bay next Monday night.



BASKETBALL


KIMORA McCLINIC — Middle Georgia State University (Fr., G, Cartersville HS)… started and scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers last Monday night in an 87-78 loss at Life University. She also grabbed six rebounds with two assists and a steal in the game. MGSU (3-6) hosts Blue Mountain College Monday night and William Carey University Wednesday.


JANA MORNING — Berry College (Fr., G, Cass HS)… scored two points, collected a pair of rebounds, and added one assist in 13 minutes off the Lady Vikings’ bench Saturday in a 66-65 win at Covenant College. Berry (3-4) plays its next game Saturday at LaGrange College.


A.J. MOSBY — Alcorn State University (Sr., G, Cartersville HS)… scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished a pair of assists, and blocked one shot in the Braves’ 78-58 loss at Iowa State Sunday night. Alcorn State (2-8) host Fisk University Tuesday night.


DARIUS THROWER — Truett-McConnell University (Soph., G, Excel Christian Acad.)… made one three-pointer and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench last Wednesday in the Bears’ 75-73 home conference win over Point University. TMU (10-2, 5-2 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Toccoa Falls College Tuesday before hosting Calvary University, Cincinnati Christian, and Florida College in a holiday tournament this weekend.


COREY TOBIN — Reinhardt University (Sr., G, Cartersville HS)… started both games and scored 15 points as the Eagles lost at Bryan College (TN) last Wednesday and defeated Bluefield College (VA) on Saturday. Tobin added 14 rebounds, six assists, and one steal in the two games. Reinhardt (8-6, 3-3 Appalachian Athletic Conference) is off until January 2 when they host a conference game with Tennessee Wesleyan University.


CARROD WATSON — University of North Georgia (Soph., F/C, Woodland HS)… grabbed five rebounds, scored one point with one block and one steal in the Nighthawks’ 95-62 exhibition game loss at Mississippi State Saturday. UNG (2-5, 0-1 Peach Belt Conference) plays PBC foe Flagler College this Saturday.


HAKEEM WINTERS — Point University (Jr., F, Cartersville HS)… scored five points with one rebound in a 75-73 loss last Wednesday at Truett-McConnell. Point (3-12, 0-8 Appalachian Athletic Conference) also had a two-point home loss to Milligan (TN) this past Saturday. The Skyhawks have an exhibition game at Georgia State University Tuesday night, play at Berry College Wednesday night, and play an exhibition game at The Citadel Saturday afternoon.




WRESTLING


JERMEL LEWIS — Emmanuel College (Jr., 184 wt. class, Woodland HS)… dropped a 12-11 decision to Jordan Garlow of Coker College in a 21-11 dual meet loss last Friday. Emmanuel also had a dual match win last week over Truett-McConnell. The Lions travel to the Mid-West Classic in Indianapolis this Saturday and Sunday.

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