In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks nabbed a couple of home victories over the weekend, 99-94 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and 97-90 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night at the Philips Arena. The Hawks will hit the road to take on the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night at 7 pm.
The Atlanta Braves lost their first two Spring Training games of 2012 to the Detroit Tigers down in Florida, 2-0 on Saturday at Lake Buena Vista and 18-3 yesterday in Lakeland. Today is a new day – with a new opponent. The Braves will face the Houston Astros today at 1:05 pm in Kissimmee.
Shorter University’s baseball Hawks swept a three game series with Emmanuel at home over the weekend. They took a 11-1 victory in Friday’s game, which was followed by back-to-back 2-1 and 5-4 walk-off wins in Saturday’s double header at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks will get back into action as host to Milligan tomorrow at 2 pm. Berry College’s Vikings baseball team split a double header with Denison at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field on Saturday. Denison won the first game 8-0, while Berry cleaned up in the nightcap 19-2. Berry will return to action at Emory tomorrow at 2 pm.
So far so good for Berry College’s Lady Vikings softball team at the NTC Classic, which continues thru Wednesday in Clermont, Florida. On Saturday, they posted a pair of wins over Grove City 10-4 and Wartburg 4-3. That was followed by two more wins yesterday, 10-2 over DeSales and 8-0 over Susquehanna. They’ll get back into action in the Classic tomorrow with matches against Moravian and Elizabethtown.
Three area girls high school basketball teams continue their quest for a state title.