The winter sports season is now into its second half for many college teams with several former Bartow County high school athletes playing pivotal roles.
Ryan Davis (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — The Chattahoochee Tech basketball team finally lost a game Monday, breaking an 11-game winning streak that dated back to Nov. 21, 2015. Chatt Tech, which came into Monday’s game ranked No. 14 nationally, lost to No. 2-ranked Georgia Highlands on the road in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference game by a score of 87-77. The Golden Eagles held a brief second-half lead, but the home team was able to pull out the victory despite the efforts of Davis. Davis scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Earlier in the week, Davis scored 13 points with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 79-71 win over Southern Crescent Tech. For the season, Davis is averaging 15.6 points on 54.9 percent shooting, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
A.J. Mosby (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — Mosby scored 16 points in the loss to Georgia Highlands Monday to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. His big game came Saturday against Southern Crescent Tech when he scored 36 points on 12-of-18 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and three steals. He is now averaging 19.7 points while shooting 54.2 percent from the field with 5.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
Corey Tobin (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — Tobin scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting from 3 in the game against Georgia Highlands. He added three rebounds, an assist and a steal. In Saturday’s game, Tobin scored five points with one 3, six rebounds, two assists and a steal. He is now averaging 8.7 points with a 46.4 3-point percentage, 4.3 assists, four rebounds and 1.7 steals on the year.
Elijah Robinson (Emmanuel Jr., Excel) — Robinson, a Chatt Tech graduate, helped his new team to three wins since Jan. 13. He scored six points with two rebounds and one steal at Mount Olive. He then scored nine points with eight rebounds and two assists Jan. 16 at Lees McRae. On Monday, Robinson scored 11 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. Robinson is averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game on the season.
Ashley Huskins (Cumberlands Fr., Cass) — Huskins saw 25 minutes off the bench in a loss to Campbellsville Jan. 14. Despite the loss, Huskins made the most of her increased playing time as she posted four blocks, seven points, two steals and a rebound. The big game earned Huskins her second start of the year two days later against St. Catharine College. She played 20 minutes, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds and one steal. Huskins is now averaging more than three points and three rebounds in just over 13 minutes per game.
Elise Hart (Air Force So., Cartersville) — The U.S. Air Force Academy swim team hosted dual meets against South Dakota, Seattle and Northern Colorado Friday and Saturday. Each the mens and womens teams swept their opposition and Hart played a role in the womens team’s success. She swam the third leg of the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 25.30 seconds to help her team secure first place. She then placed third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.85, just 0.54 seconds back of first place. Hart also placed third in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.67.
Matthew Siniard (Berry Sr., Cartersville) — Siniard competed in a dual meet with LaGrange College Saturday. Siniard won both of his individual events for the day. His first was in the mens 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.13, and the second was the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:15.62.
TRACK AND FIELD
Miles Bearden (Kansas State Jr., Darlington School, Cartersville) — Bearden placed first in the long jump at the Wildcat Invitational Jan. 9 with a height of six feet, 10.75 inches. He competed against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Nebraska-Omaha and Wichita State in the meet.
Blake Perry (Jacksonville State So., Cartersville) — Perry placed sixth in the triple jump and 27th in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the UAB Blazer Vulcan Invitational. Earlier in the indoor season, she placed 21st in the 60 meter hurdles.
Samantha Patterson (Jacksonville State So., Cartersville) — Patterson placed sixth at the UAB Blazer Vulcan Invitational Saturday with a pole vault of 10 feet, 11.75 inches.