In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up an exciting, down-to-the-last second (overtime!) win over the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-102 at the Philips Arena last night. The Hawks’ Joe Johnson sent the game into overtime with a three point shot in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The game was neck and neck during that OT, and the Hawks ended up winning it with 18 seconds left in the game, again, by a score of 103-102. The Hawks will welcome the New Jersey Nets to Atlanta tomorrow night for a 7:30 pm tip off.
In Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves picked up a 3-2 win in 10 innings over the Washington Nationals in Spring Training action yesterday in Viera, Florida. The Braves will host the Miami Marlins this afternoon at 1:05 pm at Champion Stadium at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista.
Rome, Georgia will be the site of the Gulf South Conference’s 2012 Baseball Tournament, the organization announced yesterday. A one-year agreement has been reached with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Rome Braves for the two to host the five-day tournament at State Mutual Stadium from May 4th – 8th. This is the first time that the conference has held the tournament in Georgia since 2001 when it was hosted by Valdosta State, according to a GSC media release.
In Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Detroit Tigers 7-2 yesterday in Spring Training action in Lakeland, Florida. The Braves will head to Viera to take on the Washington Nationals this afternoon at 1:05 pm.
Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team split a double header with Southern States Athletic Conference rival Brenau yesterday at the Alto Park Softball Complex. Brenau won the opener 5-1, while Shorter won the nightcap 1-0. The Lady Hawks will return to action this Friday as host to Brewton-Parker.