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MONDAY'S COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Sherwood girls crush Emmanuel Christian

ALBANY — Madison Walker (16 points, 6 rebounds), Michaela Satchell (15 points, 4 rebounds) and Markeria Lewis (12 points, 16 rebounds) led the Sherwood girls (6-8) to an easy 61-12 victory Monday against Emmanuel Christian.

Sherwood plays again at home today against Valwood.

WESTWOOD GIRLS 55, GEORGIA CHRISTIAN 18: The Lady Wildcats cruised to a 37-point victory Tuesday to improve to 10-3 overall.

Westwood, which was led by Rachel Harrell’s 18 points and Callie Smith’s nine points, plays again Friday at home against SGA.

LIFE CHRISTIAN BOYS 70, BYNE CHRISTIAN 66: Darien Holmes scored 19 points to lead Life Christian to a narrow victory, while teammates Tray Buchanan and Malik Wright added 17 and 11 points, respectively.

Ellis Kirkland led Byne Christian with 25 points.

Life Christian (14-2) plays again tonight at Westwood.


Cavs win 8 of 10 events, set season records at Darton Sprints

ALBANY -- The Cavaliers won eight of 10 events Saturday, at the Darton Sprints -- a quad swim meet featuring Darton, South Georgia College, Lagrange and Thomas University.

"I am very pleased with where we are right now," Darton head swim coach Will Breehl said. "This group of guys is special, and I'm glad to see their hard work is paying off. We are coming together really well as a team right now."

The result came after some grueling weeks of winter training, and Breehl said the times show that his team benefited strongly from the extra hours in the pool.

"We had a lot of season bests, which is good for right now," he said. "We're definitely in better shape."

The Cavs will compete at home again Saturday, this time in a dual meet with Thomas University beginning at 1 p.m.


Weekend Recap: GSW Men Split Two-Game Road Trip

SATURDAY: GSW 50, FRANCIS MARION 82

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team suffered its fourth-straight loss and its worst defeat in almost three years in an 82-50 setback at Francis Marion University on Saturday afternoon.

The Hurricanes drop to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the Peach Belt Conference. Francis Marion won its first league game (1-5) and improves to 5-7 overall.

Jamon Hawkins led the Hurricanes with 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Alan Arnett added 16 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Milos Kleut also grabbed seven boards.

SUNDAY: GSW 65, UNC PEMBROKE 58

PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Jamon Hawkins and Alan Arnett each turned in 18-point performances to help Georgia Southwestern defeat UNC Pembroke, 65-58, Sunday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference men's basketbal action.

The Hurricanes snap a four-game skid and improve to 7-6 overall while evening their mark in the PBC at 3-3. UNCP sees their 11-game home win streak come to an end and drops to 10-6 overall and 3-3 in conference play.

UNCP jumped on the Hurricanes early on Sunday, opening the contest with an 11-2 run. GSW scored the next eight points to pull within one, 11-10. During GSW's run there was a four-minute scoreless stretch where the teams combined to miss 14-straight shots.

The Braves bumped their lead to seven, 17-10, before GSW answered once again. This time a 13-4 run capped by a Michael Tankersley layup with 3:48 until the break put GSW ahead 23-21. The Hurricanes led 28-26 at halftime marking the ninth time they've led at the break this season. GSW held UNCP to 26.5 percent shooting over the opening 20 minutes, including 1 of 10 from beyond the arc.

The Braves grabbed their final lead of the afternoon, 31-30, with 18:14 to play.

Arnett scored six points during the ensuing 12-3 run which helped the Hurricanes pull away.

GSW led by 10 points on four different occasions before the final horn.

The Hurricanes held UNCP to a season-low 29 percent effort from the floor. It's the lowest field goal percentage posted by a GSW opponent since North Alabama shot 28.6 percent on Nov. 25, 2011.

GSW finished with a substantial 31-12 advantage in bench points.

Bench production also came in the way of rebounds as Arnett led the Hurricanes with seven boards and Tyler Gunnett added six.

K.J. Cooper and Quamain Rose led UNCP with 15 points apiece. Rose pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

The Hurricanes return to action on Wednesday when they host Montevallo at 7:30 p.m. in the Storm Dome.

For the seventh time this season (6-1 in those games), over 50 percent from the floor in the second half.