Lady Lions end six-game skid
In Jackson, Tenn., the Paine women snapped a six-game losing streak with an 80-77 win over Lane.
Quandra Rodgers led the Lady Lions (3-8, 3-4 SIAC) with 17 points. Ciara Morris added 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Ariel Brown
chipped in with 10 points.
Brittney Peters led Lane (0-8, 0-7) with 16 points. Crystal Rayford and Marissa Stewart each had 13.
In the men’s game, Paine beat Lane 80-77 to end a two-game skid.
The Lions were playing their fourth consecutive game on the road. They return home Thursday to play Fort Valley State, the first of three consecutive home games.
• Lander senior guard Ciara Lyons, a former Glenn Hills star, was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week.
She averaged 27 points, eight rebounds and 6.5 assists in wins over Flagler and Georgia Southwestern.
Young Harris to join Peach Belt
The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors announced that Young Harris College has been invited to become the league’s 14th member, effective July 1.
Young Harris is transitioning into NCAA Division II and is a Candidacy Year One member. When it becomes a league member in July, the Mountain Lions will be immediately eligible for all regular-season championships without automatic bids, and all other PBC awards.
Young Harris will not be eligible for participation in any PBC championships that award automatic bids to NCAA Tournaments until it becomes a full-fledged member of Division II.
High School Basketball
Prep stats due by Wednesday
Individual player statistics for girls and boys basketball are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, with no exceptions.
The Augusta Chronicle will begin running area leaders in the following statistical categories: Points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots, 3-point percentage and free-throw percentage.
Nominations for players of the week are also due at this time. The weekly stats and player of the week run each Friday.
Statistics can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or e-mailed to Wayne Staats at wayne.staats@
augustachronicle.com. Call (706) 823-3425 with any questions.
Major League Baseball
Kendrick agrees to Angels’ deal
All-Star second baseman Howie Kendrick agreed to a $33.5 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, passing up a chance to hit the free-agent market after next season.
The move was the latest in a busy off-season spending spree for Angels owner Arte Moreno and new general manager Jerry Dipoto.
The 28-year-old Kendrick batted .285 with a career-best 18 homers and 63 RBI while committing just four errors in 140 games last year, earning a spot on his first AL All-Star team. He was eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Los Angeles’ payroll will be among the majors’ biggest next season, with about $130 million already committed to 15 players.
• San Francisco Giants catcher Drew Stiner has been suspended for 50 games under the minor league drug program after testing positive for a banned amphetamine.
Stiner’s suspension is the second of the year under the program. Washington left-hander Zechry Zinicola was suspended for 50 games last week for a second violation for a drug of abuse.