Athletes Beyond Bartow: Hagans flirts with triple-double in Kentucky's Saturday win
Cartersville native Ashton Hagans flirted with a triple-double Saturday in Kentucky's Southeastern Conference win at Rupp Arena over Alabama. Meanwhile, a dozen other local basketball players contributed with their pro or college teams around the nation last week and Adairsville swimmer Rylee Moss contributed with the Old Dominion University swim team.
SWIMMING RYLEE MOSS — Old Dominion University (Fr., Adairsville HS)… was second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.59) and finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.44) as the Monarchs lost 193-101 at William & Mary Saturday. Moss was also part of the sixth place 200-yard medley relay team (1:51.12). ODU hosts Davidson this Saturday in Williamsburg. PRO BASKETBALL ELIJAH ROBINSON — Atenas Cordoba (3rd yr. pro; Argentina-La Liga; F; Emmanuel College; Excel Christian Academy)… scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds Wednesday in a 92-88 over Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba. Robinson also had four assists and a steal in the win. In Sunday’s 83-74 loss to Boca Juniors, Robinson scored 23 points and had nine rebounds. Atenas Cordoba (4-8) plays at Libertad Sunchales Friday and at La Union Formosa Sunday. COLLEGE BASKETBALL JACQUEZ FOUNTAIN — Albany Tech (Fr., F, Cass HS)… scored 12 points with four rebounds and six assists last Wednesday as the Titans won 92-82 at East Georgia CC. Fountain then scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds, and added two assists and a pair of steals Saturday in a 74-70 overtime win at Central Georgia Tech. Albany Tech (11-6, 4-0 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association) hosts Andrew CC Wednesday night and plays at Georgia Highlands Saturday. ASHTON HAGANS — University of Kentucky (So., G, Cartersville native, Newton HS)… flirted with a triple-double Saturday in a 76-67 home win over Alabama. Hagans finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. He also added three steals in the SEC win. Tuesday during a 78-69 victory at Georgia he had 13 points, five assists, four steals, two rebounds, and one shot block. This week the 14th-ranked Wildcats (12-3, 3-0) play at South Carolina Wednesday night and travel to Arkansas for a Saturday afternoon game. CARTER HEDDEN — Hocking CC (So., G, Cass HS)… scored five points and issued a pair of assists Wednesday in a 77-73 home loss to Owens CC. The Hawks (10-5, 0-2) also had an 87-58 loss Saturday at Bryant & Stratton (OH). Hocking hosts Edison State Wednesday night and plays at Owens Saturday afternoon. KIMORA McCLINIC — Middle Georgia State University (Jr., G, Cartersville HS)… scored three points in four minutes of playing time off the Knights’ bench Thursday night in an 86-81 win at Florida College. MGSU (7-5, 2-3 Southern States Athletic Conference) also had a win Saturday over Brewton Parker College. The Knights make the trip to Mobile University this Saturday. KYLA MICHIENZI — Piedmont College (Fr., G, Cass HS)… scored eight points and added two steals, one rebound, one assist, and one block in the Lions’ home win last Tuesday over Wesleyan College. Michienzi then scored 11 points with a pair of boards and one assist Saturday in a 70-61 home USA South Athletic Conference loss to Berea College (KY). Piedmont (8-6, 4-3) plays at LaGrange College Tuesday night and at Agnes Scott College Friday night. JANA MORNING — Berry College (Jr., G, Cass HS)… scored 12 points and had three steals to go with one rebound and one assist Friday night in a 77-61 loss at Centre College (KY). In Sunday’s 61-52 at Sewanee-University of the South, Morning scored 17 points and added four rebounds, a steal, and an assist. The Vikings (8-8, 2-3 Southern Athletic Association) host conference games with Birmingham-Southern Friday night and Millsaps College (MS) Sunday afternoon. JAYLON PUGH — Furman University (So., G, Cartersville HS)… played four minutes Wednesday night at Chattanooga in a 73-66 win and two minutes in Saturday’s 86-73 loss to UNC-Greensboro. The Paladins (14-4, 4-1 Southern Conference) entertain Western Carolina Wednesday night before traveling to Wofford Saturday. JOSIE SUMMERVILLE — North Park University (So., F, Adairsville HS)… scored 14 points and collected six rebounds with one steal Wednesday in an 82-51 loss at Illinois Wesleyan University. Summerville then scored seven points with four rebounds and one assist Saturday in an 80-75 win at Elmhurst College (IL). The Vikings (11-3, 4-1 Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) host Millikin University Wednesday and Augustana College (IL) Saturday. DARIUS THROWER — Truett-McConnell University (Sr., G, Excel Christian Academy)… scored 18 points with two assists and one rebound Saturday in a start and a home, overtime loss to Kentucky Christian University. Coming off the bench, Thrower scored 10 points with three rebounds, three assists, and one steal Tuesday in a 74-70 home, overtime loss to Reinhardt University. He added eight points with four rebounds Thursday in an 84-68 loss at Milligan College (TN). The Bears (6-11, 2-11 Appalachian Athletic Conference) have now dropped ten straight games and look to bounce back Wednesday at Point University and Saturday at home against Bluefield College (VA). ALEXIS WARE — Piedmont College (Fr., F, Cass HS)… did not score, but had six rebounds and an assist in the Lions’ win over Wesleyan last Tuesday. Piedmont (8-6, 4-3) plays at LaGrange College Tuesday night and at Agnes Scott College Friday night. NAKIYAH WASHINGTON — Piedmont College (Fr., F, Adairsville HS)… coming off the bench in both games this past week, Washington scored 10 points against Wesleyan and 12 against Berea College. She also totaled six rebounds, six steals, and two steals as the Lions split the two games. Piedmont (8-6, 4-3) plays at LaGrange College Tuesday night and at Agnes Scott College Friday night. CARROD WATSON — University of North Georgia (Sr., F, Woodland HS)… scored 10 points, grabbed five boards, and made one steal Wednesday as the Nighthawks won in overtime at Georgia Southwestern State 72-65. Watson then added five points with a game-high 11 rebounds and a block Saturday afternoon in a 90-80 home victory over Georgia College. UNG (7-7, 2-4 Peach Belt Conference) entertains Columbus State University Wednesday night before traveling to Lander University Saturday.