Middle Georgia State struggled from the field against No. 8 Dalton State and lost 94-63 on Thursday in men’s basketball.
The Knights shot just 25 percent and fell behind early, trailing by 18. They fell to 10-13 overall and 6-7 in Southern States Athletic Conference play. The Roadrunners improved to 20-3 and 11-2.
The Roadrunners led 14-2 after two minutes. Ryan Wilkins hit a 3 to end the Knights’ drought only for Dalton State to go on an 8-0 run. The Knights eventually fell behind by 18 and 48-30 at halftime.
Middle Georgia State visits Brewton-Parker on Saturday.
Mercer tennis cruises
The Mercer women’s tennis team opened its home schedule with a 6-1 win over Savannah State.
The Bears won the doubles point and the five of the six singles matches.
Roxy Bartz gave Mercer its second point of the match, before Savannah State’s Kamelia Dimitrova won at the No. 1 spot to move the match score to 2-1.
The Bears closed out the match with wins from Laura Kelly, Haley Powell and Xandra Fougner. Liza Klyachkin was also credited a win at the No. 6 spot to put the final score at 6-1.
Mercer visits Alabama State on Sunday.
Georgia College loses at buzzer
An off-balance 25-footer was on target as Georgia College’s men lost a heartbreaker 64-61 on Wednesday to visiting Young Harris.
The Bobcats dropped to 9-15 overall and 3-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Mountain Lions improved to 9-12 and 6-9.
Tied at 61 after Young Harris’s C.J. Wilson made a floating layup with 18 seconds left, the Bobcats missed, and the ball was tipped out to Young Harris’s Ben Waterhouse, and Wilson caught a long outlet and launched the game-winner.
The shot overshadowed a pair of big nights for Bobcats Larrentis Thomas and junior Terrell Harris.
Thomas had 24 points and 13 rebounds while Harris had 22 points.
Georgia College hosts North Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Sluggish start dooms Wesleyan
Wesleyan’s second half was better than its first, but Agnes Scott was more consistent in a 69-58 win on Wednesday.
Agnes Scott jumped out to an 11-1 lead, but the Wolves chipped away and narrowed it to 16-15 midway through the first half.
A cold shooting streak followed and the Scotties led 34-21 at halftime.
Wesleyan got within seven in the second half.
Forward Courtne Washington recorded her sixth double-double in eight games, scoring a season-high 26 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Guard Alyssa Whitford also recorded a season high in points, pitching in 22 points.
Guard Kyla Williamson was scoreless, but had nine assists and eight rebounds.
Wesleyan hosts Rust at 4 p.m. on Saturday.