HIGH SCHOOL RIFLERY
Columbus shoots down Spencer
The Columbus High rifle team beat Spencer 1,043-849 on Wednesday.
Columbus’ Erin Hoover had the high individual score with a 276.
Columbus: Erin Hoover (276), Aaron Tincher (264), Rachael Nielsen (260) Malachi Chandler (243).
Spencer: Christa Higgins (234), Sara Amedondo (237), Christan Hallmark (199), Christian Siota (179).
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Carver avenges loss to Shaw
The Carver Lady Tigers, led by senior point guard Miesha Turpin’s 19 points, avenged a loss to Shaw in the William Henry Shaw Christmas Tournament by turning back the Lady Raiders 60-54 on Tuesday night.
Turpin was joined by Takethia Moore (16) and Ashley Walker (15) in double figures for Carver. Alexis Davis and Brandi Oatts led Shaw with 16 and 15 points respectively.
@CO Agate:Tuesday at Shaw
Carver 14 12 18 16—60
Shaw 8 19 12 15—54
Miesha Turpin 19, Takethia Moore 16, Ahsley Walker 15, Dunn 4, Crowell 4, Bowie 2
Alexis Davis 17, Brandy Oatts 16, Nguyen 6, Toney 6, Williamson 3, Randolph 3, Armstrong 3
Team Records: Carver 4-9 1-2 Region 2-AAA Shaw 2-9, 0-2 Next: Carver hosts Kendrick Friday 6 p.m.; Shaw visits Troup, 6 p.m. Friday
Central-PC to host MLK Jr. classic
The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Basketball Classic will be played at Central High School in Phenix City Friday, Saturday and Monday. The tournament will have boys games only.
Friday’s schedule will have Russell County vs. Hardaway at 5 p.m.; Carver High School vs. Smiths Station at 6:30 p.m.; and Northside vs. Opelika at 8 p.m.
The Saturday games will have the Northside/Opelika winner vs. the Carver/Smiths Station winner at 6:30 with Central meeting the Russell County/Hardaway winner at 8 p.m.
The tournament’s championship game will be played at 7 p.m. Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Smiths Station takes two matches
The Smiths Station wrestling team won a pair of matches Tuesday night, 46-33 over St. James and 54-27 over host Central-Phenix City.
Anthony Green (112 pounds) and Colby Miller (189) led the Panthers (25-6).
Thrashers still reeling at home
ATLANTA — Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson each had a goal and an assist, helping Ottawa beat the Thrashers 3-2 to keep Atlanta reeling at home on Wednesday night.
In their past 14 games at Philips Arena, the Thrashers have 12 losses. Overall, Atlanta has dropped two straight and five of six.