College Sports Roundup

Published 10:27 am Friday, December 6, 2013

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

Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) tallied five rebounds and three assists for Huntingdon College (0-5) in a nail-biting 88-87 loss against Rust College (3-1) on Nov. 23 in Montgomery.

On Nov. 25, the junior added two assists and one rebound in an 89-73 loss at Auburn-Montgomery (3-5) in Montgomery.

Women’s basketball

Markeshia Bailey (Maplesville 2013) competed for Wallace Community College-Selma (1-6) in a 60-39 loss at home against Shelton State Community College (7-1) on Nov. 14 in Selma.

On Nov. 16, the freshman participated in a 71-48 victory at home against Wallace State Community College (4-2).

Sharonda Cooper (Thorsby 2012) contributed one steal for Faulkner State Community College (4-3) in a 72-57 victory against Webber International JV on Nov. 23 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

On Nov. 22, the sophomore also competed in a 64-59 triumph against Daytona State College (4-5) on Nov. 22 in Daytona Beach.


Anthony Johnson (Maplesville 2013) recorded his 30th reception of the season for No. 20 Jacksonville State (10-3) in a 55-14 victory at home against No. 16 Samford (8-5) in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Nov. 30 in Jacksonville.

The freshman concluded the contest with two receptions for 17 yards for the Gamecocks, who put on an offensive showcase that was highlighted by the rushing attack.

In the opening half, JSU compiled five rushing touchdowns en route to a 38-0 advantage.

By the end of regulation, the Gamecocks doubled the offensive production of the Bulldogs, posting 482 total yards with 367 yards accumulated in the ground.

SU tallied 202 yards of total offense.

Both teams ranked among the D-IAA Top 25 by the Football Championship Subdivision poll released on Nov. 24.

For the season, Johnson totals 357 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

On Dec. 7, JSU will resume competition in round two of the playoffs at No. 6 McNeese State (10-2) in Lake Charles, La.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Lori Davis (Billingsley 2012) will enter her sophomore season for Alabama State, who will open the season at the Birmingham Southern Icebreaker on Dec. 6 in Birmingham.

During the 2013 outdoor season, she placed runner-up in the javelin at the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships en route to leading the Hornets to the conference title.


Amber Wyatt (Isabella 2011) concluded her season for South Alabama by competing in 25 matches and making 19 starts to total 106 blocks, 100 kills, 20 digs and six assists.

The Jaguars completed the year with a record of 14-14 with a 9-9 mark in Sun Belt Conference play.