Ex-local standouts playing role in Bobcats' success

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WHO'S HOT

East Georgia State College men’s team. The Bobcats, of Swainsboro, Ga., are ranked No. 13 in the latest National Junior College Association of America Division I poll. East Georgia (19-1), which features three Augustans (guard Corinthians Brown, guard Deion Craig and forward Tommy Williams) is averaging 86 points a game.

WHO'S NOT

LeMoyne-Owen men and women. The Memphis, Tenn., teams are a combined 3-16 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

BIDDING ADIEU

Clayton State’s Gordon Gibbons, who sports a 461-193 record in 22 years coaching on the Division II level, is exiting stage right after this season. “I will be pursuing new opportunities when we conclude the season,” he said in a statement. Sounds like the school administration is forcing him out. Shame on them. Gibbons is a great man, better coach. Here’s hoping he wears his green coat one final time when Clayton State plays on Thursday night at Augusta State.

MEN'S REPORTS

Augusta State (10-7, 5-5): The Jaguars are 1-4 in Peach Belt games since the loss of forward Harold Doby.

Paine (8-11, 6-5): Guard Autis Gibson is fourth in the league in assist/turnover ratio (1.7).

USC Aiken (13-5, 9-2): Guard Jesse Seilern, a business administration major with a 3.5 grade point average, has earned Capital One Academic NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball District 3 first-team honors.

WOMEN'S REPORTS

Augusta State (15-2, 8-2): Guard Brittany White is third in the league in steals (63).

Paine (9-11, 7-3): The Lady Lions have four games left with Benedict, Clark Atlanta and Fort Valley State that will determine the division title.

USC Aiken (16-2, 9-2): Guard Brittany Hill leads the Peach Belt with 113 assists.


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