Paine splits pair at Miles College
In Fairfield, Ala., Kedric Taylor scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Paine College to an 87-70 victory over Miles College on Saturday night.
Geno Green added 13 points for the Lions (10-5, 9-4 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).
• In the women’s game, Courtney English had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Miles to a 81-57 victory over the Lady Lions in a matchup marred by 69 free-throw attempts.
Quandra Rodgers had 16 points to lead Paine (3-12, 3-8 SIAC).
Miles is now 9-6, 7-4 in the SIAC.
• At Christenberry Fieldhouse, the Augusta State women couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost to Georgia Southwestern 65-59.
The Lady Jaguars, who were coming off their first win of 2012 on Wednesday against Georgia College & State, are now 1-6 in the new year.
Jemimah Ashby came off the bench to score 21 points for Augusta State (8-9, 3-6 Peach Belt Conference). She also had eight rebounds.
Adrian Randall had 16 points to lead Georgia Southwestern (11-4, 3-3 Peach Belt).
Minor League Hockey
RiverHawks roll past Ice Flyers
In Pensacola, Fla., the Augusta RiverHawks struck early against the Pensacola Ice Flyers and cruised to an 11-2 victory.
A day after losing to the Ice Flyers 5-4 in overtime, the RiverHawks jumped off a 7-0 lead after two periods, scoring three times in the first period and four times in the second.
Jim Gehring, Neil Graham and Brendan Taylor had two goals each.
Area players are honored by GSGA
In Atlanta, two Augustans and a former Evans resident were honored at the Georgia State Golf Association’s players of the year luncheon Saturday at Cherokee Town Club.
Augusta’s Laura Coble was the women’s player of the year for the third year in a row and the 12th time overall. She earned 700 points during the season to 500 for runner-up Brenda Pictor, of Marietta.
Greyson Sigg, of Augusta, earned junior player of the year honors. He racked up 175 points to 150 for Andy Shim, of Duluth.
Former Evans resident Ashlan Ramsey, now of Milledgeville, Ga., shared girls player of the year honors with Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale. They both had 350 points.
Braun maintains his innocence
In New York, Milwaukee leftfielder Ryan Braun maintained his innocence, disputing allegations that he took performance-enhancing substances when accepting his National League MVP at the Baseball Writers Awards Dinner in New York.
Dempsey is first to have hat trick
In London, Clint Dempsey became the first American to score a hat trick in the Premier League in Fulham’s 5-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
• In Vancourver, British Columbia, the U.S. women’s soccer team lost a valuable piece Saturday when defender Ali Krieger was diagnosed with torn knee ligaments, likely ruling her out for the London Olympics.
It happened in Friday night’s 14-0 win over the Dominican Republic in a qualifying match.
Hilton on Saturday night.