Around the Region: McCallie runner-up to Trinity in Arby's Classic

Around the Region: McCallie runner-up to Trinity in Arby's Classic

January 1st, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

McCallie School's impressive run in the Arby's Classic basketball tournament in Bristol, Tenn., ended Saturday night with a 69-50 loss to Louisville, Ky., power Trinity. Junior Clay scored 29 points for McCallie (15-2), and he, Mac Hunt and Max Shulman made the all-tournament team. The Blue Tornado had beat teams from the Bahamas, Wisconsin, Florida and New York in the tournament.

- West Georgia beat the Lee University basketball teams in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader Saturday in Carrollton, 49-47 in the women's game and 74-66 in the men's. Carrie Cheeks scored 12 points and Erin Walsh had 10 but was only 3-of-16 from the field and 3-of-11 on 3-pointers for Lee's Lady Flames (8-2, 3-1). Shelby Brown added eight points and matched Cheeks with a team-high six rebounds. For West Georgia (4-4, 3-1), De'Ashia Jones had 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, Aysha Harris scored 12 points and A'Kia Harris had 12 rebounds. In defeat for the Flames, Keevin Tyus scored 17 points, Rico Overall had 12 and Jervon Johnson contributed 10 points and seven rebounds. Shannon Fowler 26 points and 12 rebounds and Ivan Saicic had 23 and seven for the Wolves.

- Isaiah Box scored 26 points and Sayvon Wilson and Mon'Darius Black added 12 and 11 as Dalton State won 83-59 at Mobile in Southern States Athletic Conference men's basketball Thursday, dropping the Rams to 6-6 overall, 2-2 in the league. Carnilious Simmons had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Roadrunners (10-1, 2-1). Box was 6-of-16 from 3-point range.

- Covenant College's men won 78-70 at Belhaven, but the Covenant women lost 79-69 in the nonconference basketball doubleheader Saturday in Jackson, Miss. Zack Allen and Berto Dryden each scored 16 points for Covenant's Scots (6-5), Dryden with five assists and four steals. The Scots also got 12 and 11 points from Patjo Twagirayezu and Z Arima and eight rebounds from Caleb Haynes. For the Lady Scots (5-4), Aleigha Williams scored 20 points, Grace Potter and Kaley Hallmark added 13 and 11 and Rachel Price and Joanna Smith each grabbed eight rebounds.


- University of Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin will be speaking at the Walker County Civic Center on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., and the public is invited. The "Talking Georgia Baseball" event costs $5 for admission, and concession-style food will be provided, according to organizers. Stricklin has finished three years as the Bulldogs' coach, and those have included completion of the $12 million "Foley Field Revival," qualification for the SEC tournament and six players selected in the 2016 major league draft, with another signed as a free agent. For tickets or more information, contact Carl Quinn at or 423-413-4671 or Rick Wilson at or 423-994-2181.