College Sports Roundup

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

By Christopher Graber | Special to the Advertiser

Editor’s note: Below is a compilation of the statistics and achievements compiled by graduates of Chilton County area schools who now compete at the collegiate level.

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Men’s basketball

Trey Bryant (Jemison 2012) provided one rebound and one assist for Huntingdon College (0-3) in a 79-76 loss at Berry College (1-1) on Nov. 16 in Rome, Ga.

B.B. Evans (Thorsby 2013) enters his first year as a forward for Crown College.

Women’s basketball

Sharonda Cooper (Thorsby 2012) collected 11 points and three rebounds for Faulkner State Community College (1-3) in a 64-58 loss at home against Webber International (2-2) on Nov. 2 in Monroeville.

Markeshia Bailey (Maplesville 2013) collected one rebound for Wallace Community College-Selma (0-5) in a 59-48 loss at home against Selma (1-0) on Nov. 7 in Selma.


Haley Barnett (Thorsby 2013) enters her first season as a cheerleader for Montevallo.


Javae Swindle (Jemison 2012) contributed 19 carries for a school record 283 yards and three touchdowns for West Alabama (8-3) in a 91-28 victory at home against Central State (2-7) on Nov. 16 in Livingston.

For his outstanding achievement, the Gulf South Conference recognized him as the Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

In the contest, the Tigers set a school and conference for most points in a game.

Swindle erased the previous single game record of 228 yards, which he set on Nov. 2 at North Alabama.

Among the GSC, the sophomore is the leader in rushing yards (1,296) and rushing TDs (12).

Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) provided a game-winning 5-yard TD pass for Huntingdon College (7-3, 4-2 USA South) in a 45-38 victory at home in USA South Athletic Conference play against Marysville College (8-2, 6-1 USA South) on Nov. 16 in Montgomery.

Though the junior quarterback did not start in the game, it did not take long for him to catalyze the Hawks’ offense.

At the 2:27 mark of the first quarter, the junior delivered a 50-yard rushing TD for a 17-14 lead.

By halftime the teams remained deadlocked at 24-24.

At the 7:17 mark of the third quarter, he launched a game-tying 44-yard TD to Tyler Robinson to bring the score to 38-38.

For the game, he finished 8-of-13 passing for 90 yards and two TDs to complement four carries for 72 yards and one TD.

For the season, he is 97-of-142 passing for 1,589 yards and 15 TDs to complement 52 carries for 407 yards and four TDs.

Anthony Johnson (Maplesville 2013) nabbed one reception for a 22-yard TD for Jacksonville State (8-3, 4-3 OVC) in a 52-14 loss in Ohio Valley Conference play at No. 2 Eastern Illinois (10-1, 7-0 OVC) on Nov. 16 in Charleston, Ill.

For the season, Johnson totals 25 catches for 296 yards and three TDs.

EIU ranked among the NCAA Div. IAA Top 25 by the Coaches Poll released on Nov. 18.

Blake Lawley (Isabella 2010) recorded five tackles as a defensive end for Huntingdon College (7-3, 4-2 USA South) in a 45-38 victory at home against Marysville College (8-2, 6-1 USA South) on Nov. 16 in Montgomery.

For the year, the senior totals 31 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.