Allen leads way in Jaguars’ win
Chloe Allen had 20 kills to lead Augusta University to a 3-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander on Tuesday night, rolling to a 25-13 win in the fourth set.
McKenzey Beck had a triple double with 11 kills, 19 assists and 10 digs as the Jaguars snapped a two-match losing streak. Payton Murchie had 31 assists for Augusta University (17-13, 6-5 PBC), which closes out the regular season with a 2 p.m. match on Saturday against USC Aiken at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
High School Football
Unbeaten Bears are No. 3 in poll
Four area Georgia schools are represented in the final regular-season high school football poll.
Burke County, Thomson, Screven County and Jefferson County are ranked in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll ahead of this week’s first-round playoff matchups.
Burke County is No. 3 and Thomson is No. 5 in Class AAAA. The Bears enter the playoffs perfect at 10-0 for the first time under coach Eric Parker, who’s led the program since 2007. They’ll face Salem in the first round Friday night.
The Bulldogs enter the playoffs 8-1 with a lone loss to Burke County. They beat Richmond Academy 69-34 this past Friday and will play host to North Clayton in the first round.
Screven County is No. 2 and Jefferson County is No. 10 in Class AA. The Gamecocks beat the Warriors 44-20 this past Friday for the Region 4-AA title and to remain undefeated at 9-0. They’ll face Washington County in the first round.
Jefferson County fell four spots after the loss to Screven County. The Warriors are 9-1 and play host to Southwest Macon on Friday night.
Evans and Aquinas received votes in its classifications.
Gamecocks to play Cavaliers
South Carolina and Virginia will play each other in men’s basketball starting next season.
The schools announced the home-and-home series Tuesday.
Virginia will travel to South Carolina for a game in December 2018 while the Gamecocks head to the Cavaliers in December 2019.
The teams have not played since March 2002, when the Gamecocks took a 74-67 victory in the opening round of the NIT.
A federal grand jury in New York has indicted Auburn men’s basketball assistant coach Chuck Person and ex-NBA referee Rashan Michel on multiple federal charges, according to court documents obtained by ESPN.
Person and Michel, who owns an Atlanta clothier, were among the 10 men arrested in late September as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.
Suns’ Bledsoe dealt to Bucks
Eric Bledsoe is getting a fresh start with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have another proven scorer to take some pressure off All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Bledsoe, who wanted out of Phoenix, was traded to the Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.
The 27-year-old Bledsoe had not been with the Suns since Oct. 22, when he posted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team’s on-court leader.
He was sent home by the Suns after the tweet, reducing the team’s leverage because everyone in the league knew Phoenix was trying to trade him. Bledsoe had asked to be traded before the season, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has said. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.