PREP SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Houston County Sharks repeat state champs

Sun News correspondentMarch 12, 2014 

The Houston County Sharks repeated as GHSA American Association of Adapted Sports Programs wheelchair basketball state champions with a dominant 38-16 win over the Henry County Hurricanes on Friday at the Macon Coliseum.

Houston County dominated from the opening tip as it built a 21-0 lead to start the contest and essentially put the game away.

JaQue Billingsley led all scorers with 16 points. Jordan Kozloski, Braxton Robinson, Faith Beiker, Jeff Sweeney and William Moore also scored for the Sharks.

Billingsley accepts football scholarship

Northside High School senior JaQue Billingsley has accepted an able-body football scholarship offer from Pasadena City College.

Billingsley’s right leg is amputated below the knee, and he also competes with the Houston County Sharks wheelchair sports program.

On the football field, he is a standout interior defensive lineman who holds the program record in the bench press at 400 pounds.

Pasadena City College competes in the Northern Conference of the Southern California Football Association.

Former Bear has basketball success in Europe

Former Houston County Bear Daniel Northern has enjoyed plenty of success this season as a professional basketball player in Europe.

Northern competes for the Glasgow Rocks in the British Basketball League and currently ranks second on the team with 14.9 points per game for the playoff contending squad.

Northern signed with South Alabama out of Houston County before eventually transferring to Tennessee Tech.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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