Athletes Beyond Bartow: Updates for basketball, tennis, track & field, and wrestling
This week's 'Athletes Beyond Bartow update for college and professional basketball, along with collegiate tennis, track & field, and wrestling.
NOTE: The weekly update for local athletes in baseball and softball was published separately and may be viewed at this LINK. Jason Greenberg of The Daily Tribune News provided this update for Bartow Sports Zone.
A.J. Mosby (Eri Bayhawks, NBA G League, Cartersville) — Mosby received his first career NBA G League starts Friday and Saturday and has played in all three games since the Bayhawks decided to pick him up temporarily as a FIBA Replacement Player. Mosby will fill out the team’s roster while Isaac Humphries competes in two FIBA qualifiers for Australia. Mosby scored five points with five rebounds, six assists and two steals in 39 minutes over his three games last week with the Bayhawks. Mosby is now averaging 2.5 points, 1.2 assists, .8 rebounds and .5 turnovers in 10.7 minutes per game across 10 games as an NB G League rookie.
Elijah Robinson (Villa San Martin, Argentina, Excel) — Robinson started and scored 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field to go along with seven rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes of an 81-69 win over San Isidro Thursday. Villa San Martin is now 16-9 on the year and Robinson is averaging 14.2 points per game, which is second on the team, to go along with 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and a steal per game. He is shooting 51.4 percent from the floor and has played in all 25 of his team’s games.
Ryan Davis (Francis Marion Sr., Cartersville) — Francis Marion went 2-1 in conference games last week, while Davis continues to put up well-rounded statlines. He scored 40 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had 14 assists over the course of the three games. He is now averaging 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 34 minutes per game. He has started all 25 games this season. Francis Marion has two more Peach Belt Conference games next week before the PBC tournament.
Ashton Hagans (Kentucky Fr., Cartersville native) — Kentucky continued its strong play last week in wins at Missouri and at home against Auburn. Kentucky has now won 13 of its last 14 games and have risen to No. 4 in the national rankings. Hagans scored in doubles figures in both games last week. He had 12 points and two assists against Missouri and 14 points and five assists against Auburn. He shot a combined 9-for-13 in the two games. Of course, Hagans has spearheaded Kentucky’s midseason surge on the defensive end, and he was rewarded Thursday by being named as a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. Kentucky will take on Arkansas today before heading to No. 7 Tennessee Saturday.
Kimora McClinic (Middle Georgia State So., Cartersville) — McClinic saw action in both games last week for Middle Georgia, registering a combined four points and three rebounds in 23 minutes of action. Middle Georgia went 1-1 with a loss to Brewton Parker and a win against Florida College.
Jana Morning (Berry So., Cass) — It was announced Monday that Morning had been named to the SAA’s all-conference second team. However, her team was eliminated from the conference tournament on Friday with a 57-44 loss in the SAA tournament quarterfinals against Centre. She scored three points in 27 minutes with three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Morning averaged 9.4 points per game on the year and helped Berry to a nine-game winning streak, averaging 17.3 points per game during that stretch. She closed the season ranked in the top 10 in the SAA with 2.7 assists per game, a 70.7 free throw percentage and 38 total steals.
Jonathan Pritchett (Vermont Tech So., Woodland) — Pritchett played 14 minutes and scored five points with a steal and a rebound off the bench in an 82-74 loss Saturday at Southern Maine. He’s now averaging 4.1 points, 3.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game.
Josie Summerville (North Park Fr., Adairsville) — North Park was bounced in the semifinals of its conference tournament last week, but Summerville finished her first collegiate season on a high note. In the two CCIW tournament games, she scored 16 points in 56 minutes with 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Summerville played in all 27 games for North Park this season, starting 16 and seeing an average of 19 minutes per game. She averaged 5.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Carrod Watson (North Georgia Jr., Woodland) — Watson saw one minute of action and grabbed one rebound in an 89-72 road loss to Clayton State Feb. 20.
Peyton Gollhofer (Ball State Sr., Cartersville native) — Gollhofer had an undefeated week, winning her Line 3 singles and Line 3 doubles matches Sunday against the University of Indianapolis, even though her team took a 4-3 loss. Gollhofer and partner Livia Lukacs were also ahead of Western Kentucky’s Line 2 doubles team earlier in the week, 5-4, before the match was called due to Ball State already winning the needed amount of matches. Against Indianapolis, Gollhofer won on Line 3 singles, 6-3, 6-1; and she won on Line 3 doubles with partner Isabelle Dohanics, 6-2. Gollhofer is now 7-0 on the season as a singles player and 7-1 as a doubles player. Ball State is 7-2 on the season and still has a little less than a month before its first MAC match. Upcoming this weekend for Ball State will be home matches against Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and Oakland.
TRACK AND FIELD
Trevor Knowles (Albion So., Woodland) — Knowles competed in four events in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship over the weekend. His best finish was in the triple jump where he came in third out of 17 competitors with a distance of 13.48 meters. He also placed fourth in the long jump with a distance of 6.75 meters and fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.95 meters. In the 200-meter dash, he placed 13th with a time of 23.76 seconds.
Jake Huffine (UT-Chattanooga Jr., Woodland) — Chattanooga did not score any points in its regular season finale Sunday at Indiana, losing 32-0. Huffine, though, was the most competitive of the Mocs’ wrestlers, losing 3-2 for a minor decision. Next up for Chattanooga is the Southern Conference Tournament on March 10.