Slumping Jags drop third in row
In Bristol, Tenn., Eddie Piccinni had a game-high 16 points to lead King College to a 66-61 win over Augusta State on Saturday.
Harold Doby scored a team-high 14 points for the Jaguars (2-4), who have lost three in a row and four of five. Tye Beal added 13 and Devon Wright-Nelson, a redshirt freshman who missed the first five games because academic ineligibility, scored 12.
• Junior guard Brittany White had a career-high 16 points as the Augusta State women beat North Greenville 74-67 in overtime at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
White also had a key assist in the nonconference game. She found Tiffany Jaecks for a wide-open layup to tie the game with four seconds left in regulation.
Amber Peterson added 15 points, including three 3-pointers for the Lady Jaguars (4-3).
• In Aiken, USC Aiken’s men opened up their Peach Belt Conference season with a 98-67 victory over Lander.
The Pacers led by just three points at halftime, but outscored the visitors 55-26 in the second half.
Sterling Council had 23 points and Re’mon Nelson 18 for the Pacers (6-1, 1-0 Peach Belt Conference). Jermiah Pojah led the team with 12 rebounds.
• In Aiken, Hannah DeGraffinreed and Daniela Tarilo scored 18 points each to lead 18th-ranked USC Aiken to a 90-49 victory over Lander.
DeGraffinreed hit eight of nine shots from the field and both her free-throws attempts. She also had six rebounds.
Kayla Harris added 16 points for the Lady Pacers (6-1, 1-0 Peach Belt Conference).
Reed opens with 64 in first round
In Girona, Spain, Patrick Reed, of Martinez, is in third after the first round of the European Tour’s final stage qualifying tournament.
Reed, a former Augusta State star, opened with 6-under-par 64 at Catalunya Resort. He’s four shots behind England’s Sam Hutsby.
The top 30 players and ties after the six-round tournament earn their cards for the 2012 European Tour season.
Dooley to sign books Tuesday
Former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be signing copies of his books and other memorabilia from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Augusta Kroger store located at 2801 Washington Road.
Among Dooley’s books are Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia, Vince Dooley’s Garden: A Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach, and Dooley’s Playbook: The 34 Most Memorable Plays in Georgia Football History.
Dooley’s books and Georgia memorabilia will be available for purchase at Kroger before the signing.
Barcelona tops Real Madrid 3-1
In Madrid, Barcelona overcame conceding one of the fastest goals in clasico history to end Real Madrid’s 15-match winning streak, winning 3-1.
Barcelona also overtook Madrid on goal difference atop the Spanish league standings.
Karim Benzema pounced to open the scoring just 21 seconds in after Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdez miskicked a clearance.
But Lionel Messi ripped open the Madrid defense to provide the equalizer for Alexis Sanchez on the half-hour mark and Xavi’s deflected shot gave Barcelona the lead in the 53rd.