In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Portland Trailblazers 97-77 on Saturday night. The loss leaves the Hawks with a 19 win – 13 loss record so far for the 2011-2012 season with ten wins and six losses on the road. They continue their current five-game road trip in Chicago against the Bulls today at 4 pm.
In high school basketball playoff news from over the weekend, the Coosa boys and the Model girls both emerged as victors in the Region 7 AA tournament at the Dalton Trade Center. Coosa beat Dade County 87-65 in the boys championship on Saturday, while Model took a 35-33 victory from Calhoun in the girls title game.
Exciting news for baseball fans – Atlanta Braves began reporting to Spring Training over the weekend. Their first Spring Training game is set for March 3rd against the Detroit Tigers.
The cross-town rivalry between Berry College and Shorter University was revived again last night, and once again it was Shorter that emerged as the victors in men’s and women’s basketball at Berry’s Cage Center. The number 22 Lady Hawks beat the Lady Vikings 67-55. The number one Hawks defeated the Vikings 76-60, marking the Hawks’ 25th victory over the season. It was also Shorter men’s head coach Chad Warner’s 99th career win. Shorter’s teams will travel to Mt. Vernon, Georgia to take on Brewton-Parker tomorrow. The women will play at noon, followed by the men at 2 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Berry’s teams will also be on the road tomorrow; they’ll travel to Young Harris College. Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men. Coverage of those games will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
College baseball is on tap this weekend for local teams.