The Berry College women’s basketball team beat Agnes Scott College 59-46 last night in a non-conference match in Atlanta. Megan Walsh was Berry’s top scorer for the second straight game with 14 points. With the win, the Vikings improved to 7-6 on the season. Both Berry’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will be back in action this Saturday night against Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe University, also in Atlanta. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm. The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Hawks are in London, England for their NBA Global Game against the Brooklyn Nets! Tip off is set for this afternoon at 3 pm at the O2 Arena. This will be the second meeting between the teams this season; Brooklyn won the first game of the series 91-86 in Brooklyn earlier this month.
Slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of equality among men (and women), and that dream will be celebrated locally this weekend with a full slate of events hosted by the MLK Commission of Rome/Floyd County and Northwest Georgia. The theme for the 2014 MLK Celebration is “A Call to Consciousness”.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the University of West Florida in a pair of Gulf South Conference matches tonight. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Floyd County Commission has chosen Irwin Bagwell to once again serve as its Chairman in 2014. This will be his third year to serve in that capacity. He was elected to the post by a 3-2 vote. Larry Maxey will serve as the Commission’s Vice Chairman. Yesterday’s meeting was the first of this year for the Commission. It also included a heated debate related to the placement of a cell tower near Christian Way, a measure that was unanimously approved by Commissioners.
The Berry College eagles have laid an egg! According to the Berry College Eagles Facebook page, the female laid an egg on Tuesday at 3:12 pm. One or two additional eggs could arrive in the next two to three days. A two-day egg clutch is most common, while the incubation period for each egg is 33-37 days.
Five Shorter University football players have been tapped to play in this year’s USA Football Bowl. Bradley Moon, Kareem Hawkins, Josh White, Austin Ingram and Michael Peeples are slated to participate in the 20th annual USA Football Bowl, set for Monday, January 20th in Hoover, Alabama, according to a Shorter sports release. It will be the final game in those players’ collegiate careers.