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College Basketball

Paine is swept by Clark Atlanta

Clark Atlanta rallied past Paine College 64-59 on Thursday night in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s game at Richmond Academy.

Paine led 27-24 at halftime, but couldn’t hold off the Panthers, who were led by Antonio Burch’s 15 points.

Royce Hamilton added 13 points and 16 rebounds for Clark Atlanta (11-9, 11-5).

Kenny Fluellen and Allen Young had 19 points each for Paine (11-8, 10-7).

In the women’s game, Conisha Hicks scored 32 points to lead Clark Atlanta to a 68-63 overtime victory over Paine.

Clark Atlanta outscored Paine 12-7 in overtime.

Kharyna Stanford had 14 points to lead Paine (3-16, 3-12).

Clark Atlanta improved to 8-10 and 8-7 in conference play.

High Schools

Two Red Devils sign their letters

Two Lincoln County football players have signed national letters of intent.

Defensive end/outside linebacker Jetavius Marshall signed with South Carolina State and offensive lineman Dalton Wetherington signed with Valdosta State.

• Lincoln County placed three players on the Class A All-State football team, headed by Wetherington.

The other Red Devils on the team were Tra Brown and Craig Jones.

Aquinas’ Brendan Douglas and Connor Tierney also made the team.

• North Augusta High girls soccer player Arianna Pierner signed a letter of intent to play for Francis Marion University.

Pierner scored 15 goals and recorded five assists last year for the Yellow Jackets.

College Football

La. Tech player discovered dead

Louisiana Tech running back Tyronne Duplessis was found dead Thursday morning at his off-campus apartment.

Hazel Woods, the chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner’s office, said the cause of death was not yet known and an autopsy is pending.

Ruston police Lt. Tim Parker said authorities are not investigating at this time and are awaiting the coroner’s report.

• Former Clemson receiver Joe Craig was arrested on criminal domestic violence charges hours before being dismissed from the football team.

Craig allegedly shoved his girlfriend Whitney Fountain early Sunday morning at his apartment, beginning an altercation between the two. Fountain was also arrested for criminal domestic violence.

Coach Dabo Swinney kicked Craig, a redshirt freshman from Gaffney, off the team Wednesday.

• The University of Akron has hired former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel to a vice president’s position.

NHL

Scoreboard error caught too late

The NHL is investigating a scoreboard error that could have an “enormous impact” on playoff races in the Western Conference.

During Wednesday night’s game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the clock briefly stopped in the closing seconds – giving Drew Doughty enough time to score the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The puck officially crossed the line with less than a second to play in regulation. However, when the Blue Jackets looked at video after the game, they discovered the clock froze for roughly a second just prior to Doughty’s goal – meaning time should have expired.


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