Buddy Gross wins Toho tour­na­ment

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Buddy Gross of Chicka­mauga, Ge­or­gia, com­pleted his sec­ond FLW Tour vic­tory Sun­day with a five-bass limit to­tal­ing 23 pounds, 12 ounces out of Lake Toho in cen­tral Florida. That gave him a four-day haul of 85-12 and $102,700. Florid­i­ans John Cox and Dar­rell Davis were sec­ond and third with 81-2 and 78-7, good for $30,600 and $25,000. “I’m ecstatic. It has been an awe­some, awe­some jour­ney,” Gross said in an FLW re­lease. “To beat the com­pe­ti­tion that we have — it’s un­be­liev­able.”


› The Se­wa­nee men won 60-57 but the women lost 69-56 in their SAA bas­ket­ball home games Sun­day against Oglethorpe af­ter los­ing 87-80 to the Berry women and 69-63 to the Berry men Fri­day night. Bella Tay­lor had 33 points and Kins­ley Lo­gan and El­lie Trean­ton scored 19 and 18 Fri­day. Sun­day, Tay­lor and Lo­gan had 13 and 11 points and Trean­ton nine re­bounds, and

Sue Kim had seven as­sists to move within six of the pro­gram ca­reer record. Tay­lor rose to third in ca­reer points at 1,569. Luke Smith scored 21 for the Se­wa­nee men (18-6, 7-6), af­ter he, Cam Cald­well and Hunter Buescher scored 20, 19 and 17 Fri­day.

› Lee Uni­ver­sity split its Gulf South dou­ble­header Satur­day at West Alabama, the 25th-ranked Lady Flames romp­ing 74-38 be­hind Jenna Scog­gins’ 5-of-7 3-point shoot­ing and ca­reer-high 21 points but the men fall­ing 79-70 to the first-place Tigers (18-5, 13-3). Colton Blevins and Ryan Mont­gomery each scored 17 and Quay Kennedy and

Cody Jones added 13 and 12 for the Flames (12-11, 9-6). Lind­sey Roddy, Tay­lor Boggess and Ha­ley Schu­bert had 13, 12 and 11 points for the Lee women (18-5, 12-3).

› The 13th-ranked Bryan Col­lege women are go­ing to the NAIA Di­vi­sion II na­tional tour­na­ment for the third year in a row af­ter seal­ing their sec­ond suc­ces­sive AAC reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tle with a 68-64 win Satur­day at No. 22 Mil­li­gan (22-5, 20-3). The 24th straight win for the Lady Li­ons (25-1, 23-0) in­cluded 19 points from Shayla Ludy, 14 from To’Ne­sha Al­li­son, 11 from De­an­dra Luna and 10 from Am­ber Levi. The Bryan men (13-13, 10-10) lost 81-75, but Keaton Dot­son hit six 3s in scor­ing 21 points, EJ Bush had 17 plus 12 re­bounds and Isa­iah Mc­Clain scored 14.

› Three play­ers scored 20 points as Covenant Col­lege won 87-81 at Pied­mont and clinched its first men’s bas­ket­ball reg­u­lar-sea­son cham­pi­onship since 1964, in this case the USA South’s West Di­vi­sion.

Bai­ley Spragg had 10 as­sists and eight re­bounds with his 20 for the Scots (16-7, 15-1), Mitchell Hol­lis made six 3s in his and Will Crumly was 7-of-9 with three 3s. The Lady Scots (10-15, 7-9) won 58-55 at home against LaGrange with 17 points, eight re­bounds and six steals from Ka­ley Hall­mark and 13 points from Bekah Wal­ter. They will open USAS tour­na­ment play Wed­nes­day at Hunt­ing­don.

› Dal­ton State is 15-10, 10-7 in the SSAC, af­ter Satur­day’s 77-65 home win over Blue Moun­tain. Sean Chis­lom had 19 points and eight re­bounds and Ma­lik Pugh scored 14 points for the Road­run­ners, while Sean Cran­ney dealt eight as­sists. Chat­tanooga na­tive Da’Juonta Ross had 21 points and seven re­bounds for the Mis­sis­sippi team.

› Chat­tanooga State swept its TCCAA dou­ble­header at Cleve­land State, 59-47 for the Lady Tigers and 78-70 for the Tigers, who got 32 points and six as­sists from

AJ Mor­ris and 18 and 13 points and nine re­bounds apiece from Ke­vion Ste­wart and Qu­atar­ius York. Ste­wart also had five steals. Mau­rice Dickson and De­laino Walker had 15 and 14 points for the Cougars. Shan­ice Nel­son and Ashlyan Baker

had 15 and 12 points and Zikaya Wright

10 re­bounds for the win­ning women; Brit­nay Gore and Jor­dan Smith each scored 11 points in de­feat.

› Ge­or­gia North­west­ern’s women won their an­nual Pink Game 55-54 over John­son on Gra­cen Hobbs’ bas­ket with 3.7 sec­onds left. Tori Har­vey had 17 points, 13 re­bounds, five steals, five as­sists and three blocks for GNTC (8-12), while Hobbs and Mia Clark

scored 14 and 13 points. Cole McKee­han

scored 21 with five 3s in the men’s 88-62 loss to Emory-Ox­ford.

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