MOULTRIE -- Former Colquitt County High basketball star Jamey Richardson was recently named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Player of the Week.
The 6-foot-7, 205-pound senior recorded his 12th double-double of the season in an 84-71 loss at No. 8 Washburn.
Richardson scored 21 points, had 10 rebounds, blocked five shots na had two steals in 35 minutes. Four of his blocks came in the second half when the Gorillas rallied from a 33-28 halftime deficit to take a 56-49 lead, before Washburn rallied in the closing moments. He was 10-of-14 from the field and hit one of his two free throws.
It was the second time Richardson was named the conference's Player of the Week.
Richardson leads the MIAA in rebounds with 10.0 per game and in blocks with 3.0 per game.
In his most recent game, Richardson scored 16 points in the Gorillas' 80-73 victory over Missouri Southern State on Wednesday.
The Gorillas are 16-10 overall and 8-9 in the MIAA and will conclude their regular season on Saturday when they play host to Truman State.
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Florida State University diver Camille Akridge finished fourth on the 1-meter board and was sixth on the 3-meter board in the recent Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
The Florida State freshman is a former Colquitt County High and Moss Farms diver.
Ty Megahee was 1-for-4 with two runs batted in in Mercer University's 14-5 loss to Georgia Southern on Tuesday in Statesboro.
Megahee, who played the last two seasons at Darton College, started at second base for Mercer.
The 8-7 Bears will be back in action on Saturday with a doubleheader against Savannah State at Claude Smith Field in Macon.
The South Georgia College baseball team is off to a 4-8 start. Former Packer Adam Anderson, who was red-shirted last year, is playing left field for the Tigers and is 3-for-29 with a double and a run batted in in the early going.
Jake Mobley has started 14 of Georgia Southwestern's first 15 games and is hitting .213 with a pair of runs batted in. The Hurricanes will meet Shorter at 3 p.m. today.
Jason Flowers is making his mark on the Darton College golf team, which was ranked No. 1 in the national among Division II junior colleges last fall.
Flowers, who played for Donald Dale on the Colquitt County High golf team, made two all-tournament teams for the Cavaliers during the fall schedule. And in the recent Brevard Titan Classic in Melbourne, Fla., which drew 10 four-year and six junior college teams, Flowers finished tied for second.
"He's doing real well," said Darton golf coach Dale Dover. "If he had putted a little better, he could have won a couple of those tournaments in the fall."
This Week's Circulars
MOULTRIE [mdash] Union Morris, 66, of Moultrie, died Friday, April 9, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
NORMAN PARK [mdash] Antonia Razo Gonzalez, 88, of Norman Park, died Saturday, April 10,2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
MOULTRIE [mdash] Barbara Lynn Kennedy, 54, of Moultrie, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
NORMAN PARK [mdash] Troy Tyler, 72, of Norman Park, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
MOULTRIE [mdash] Candido Hernandez Gonsales, 60, of Moultrie, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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