Columbus State’s Phebe Smith and Sean Miller were named Peach Belt Conference basketball Players of the Week. This is the second straight week Miller has been honored. Smith was honored back in December for her outstanding play.
In two games last week, Smith averaged 26.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. Miller averaged 23.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games last week.
Weather postpones today’s games
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Columbus State’s softball home doubleheader opener against West Florida and the home baseball game against Montevallo scheduled for today were postponed Tuesday due to the threat of inclement weather in the Columbus area.
The baseball game was rescheduled for April 21 at 5 p.m. No new date for the softball doubleheader was announced.
The CSU baseball team (3-5) begins Peach Belt play this weekend with a three-game series at Augusta State, while the CSU softball team (5-8) travels to Decatur, Ala., to play six games in the Charger Chillout, hosted by Alabama-Huntsville.
Cougars finish second at Matlock
LAKELAND, Fla. — Fourth-ranked Columbus State fired a final round 7-under par 281 Tuesday to finish second behind Clayton State in the 2009 Matlock Invitational hosted by Florida Southern.
CSU entered play in a tie for eighth place, but four players broke par Tuesday at the par-72, 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Course.
Clayton State (287-277-294), which had a commanding 12-shot lead over Newberry heading into the final round, finished at 6-under 858. CSU (287-296-281) was second at even-par 864.
CSU’s Michael Hicks continued his stellar play with a closing round 71 to finish tied for third at 5-under 211 (67-73-71). Andrew Georgiou broke par with a 1-under 71 to finish in seventh place at 2-under 214 (73-70-71). Steven Paine regrouped and posted his best round of the spring with a 71 and finished tied for 26th at 221 (74-76-71). JP van der Walt tied for the low round of the day with a 4-under 68 and finished tied for 33rd at 223 (77-78-68). Freshman Michael Lee rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with a final round 79 and finished tied for 56th at 229 (73-77-79).
CVCC squanders five-run lead
DECATUR, Ga. — Chattahoochee Valley let a five-run lead slip away in a 8-5 loss to Georgia Perimeter on Tuesday.
Bo Foster (0-2) was the hard-luck loser. A two-out error in the third inning led to four runs.
David Buchanan, Kevin Putkonen and Zack Bush had two hits apiece for CVCC (7-5).