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Local Roundup: Four Portal athletes earn sectional spot

Local Roundup: Four Portal athletes earn sectional spot

Local Roundup: Four Portal athletes earn sectional spot


    BROOKLET — In the first day of the Region 3-A track and field meet on Southeast Bulloch's campus, the Portal Panthers were in top form as for individuals clinched a spot in sectional competition.
    Uniqua Mosely and Shacamry Daniels finished first and second, respectively, in the triple jump. Alexus White also finished in fourth place in the discus throw to qualify for sectional competition — which could lead to a berth at the state meet.
    Most track events will be determined on Thursday at Southeast Bulloch High School, but Mosely was able to qualify for sectionals in the 300 meter hurdles. On the boys’ side, Portal’s Marquise Wells also clinched a spot at sectionals in the same event.

GSU hosting 'Business at the Ballpark'
    The College of Business at Georgia Southern University will host the first ever “Business at the Ballpark” on Saturday, at J.I. Clements Stadium.
    The Eagles are scheduled to host UNC Greensboro at 4:30 p.m.
    During the baseball game, all charter members of the Eagle Executive Society will be honored on the field.  The College of Business student advisory board and the chairs of each department in the College along with the Dean of the College will be recognized.

Former GSU great to coach FAU
    With the titles NBA Head Coach, NBPA President, NBA Team Captain, and Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame already on Michael Curry’s resume, the former Eagle added a new position when he was named head coach at Florida Atlantic on Monday evening.
    Curry brings to FAU more than 20 years of basketball experience as a coach, player and front-office executive. Most recently, he served as associate head coach (2010-13) for the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was part of Doug Collins' staff.
    Curry, who carved his NBA playing niche on a Collins-coached Pistons team (1993-94), focused his attention on the team's defense which was critical in the 76ers' 2011-12 playoff run to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
    Prior to Philadelphia, Curry served as the Pistons' head coach in 2008-09 following one season as a Detroit assistant.
    At Georgia Southern, Curry scored 1,211 career points in his four year career with the Eagles. As a senior, he led the 1989-90 Eagles in scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). He also helped the program to three-straight postseason appearances with trips to the 1987 NCAA Tournament, 1988 NIT, and 1989 NIT.
    In 2001, Curry was named to the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame and he earned the University’s Alumni of the Year Award in 2005. Georgia Southern Athletics retired his number in 2006.

GSU softball welcomes Panthers
    The Georgia Southern Eagles will face Georgia State today at 4 p.m., at Eagle Field.
    The game is a "GATA game," which means all of the GSU student athletes from other sports are encouraged to attend.
    The Eagles (27-11, 11-1 Southern Conference) are coming off back-to-back, three-game sweeps of Western Carolina and Appalachian State.
    Georgia State is coming off of a 10-5 win against Georgia Tech.
    State (20-20) belted a season-high four home runs in the game.

Eagles host Georgia State
    Georgia Southern men’s tennis hosts Georgia State today at 3 p.m., at the Wallis Tennis Center. This is their second to last match before the Southern Conference championships, April 16-19. The Eagles currently hold a 4-16 overall record, and are 3-5 in the SoCon.
    Last time out, the Eagles fell to Samford 6-1. Freshman Christian Kerrigan was successful in both singles and doubles.
    Paired with Albert Codina Sala in the third doubles spot, they defeated Austin Ferrer and Liam Sullivan, 8-0.             At No. 6 singles, Kerrigan earned the Eagles’ lone win by beating Austin Ferrer, 6-1, 6-0.
    The Georgia State Panthers were defeated by College of Charleston the last time they hit the courts, 1-4. The Panthers have an overall record of 9-13.

    If you have a score or a story to report, please call the sports desk at (912) 489-9408 or email myogus@statesboroherald.com

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