SHS boys B team still undefeated

Posted 1/16/18

The Sumter High School boys B basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a pair of victories in the Sumter JV/B Tournament on Saturday at the SHS gymnasium.

The Gamecocks, who are 7-0 on the season, defeated Westwood 32-29 in their …

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SHS boys B team still undefeated

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The Sumter High School boys B basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a pair of victories in the Sumter JV/B Tournament on Saturday at the SHS gymnasium.

The Gamecocks, who are 7-0 on the season, defeated Westwood 32-29 in their first game. Myles Capers had 10 points, Deshawn McKnight had six and Cameron Dinkins had five.

Sumter defeated Oceanside Collegiate 42-35 in the second game. Devin Boston had 14 and eight rebounds. McKnight had eight points and Jamar Ludd had four points and nine rebounds.

Florence Christian 42

Laurence Manning 23

FLORENCE - Laurence Manning Academy's junior varsity girls basketball team fell to 5-2 with a 42-23 loss to Florence Christian School on Friday at the FCS gymnasium.

Breanna Boykin and Carrie Rickenbaker both had five points to lead LMA.

Titans fire Mularkey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change.

Or sticking with the same coach.

So now the Titans are looking for a new coach to replace Mike Mularkey and build off the franchise's first playoff win in 14 years to make them a true NFL contender.

"There's nothing more that I want for our fans than to bring a championship here," general manager Jon Robinson said Monday afternoon. "I feel like it's my charge to put the team in the best position to do that."

The Titans fired Mike Mularkey on Monday, less than 48 hours after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC divisional round. Mularkey revived a team with the NFL's worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years only to become the first coach let go after winning a playoff game since San Francisco fired Steve Mariucci after the 2002 season.

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk turned to Mularkey in November 2015 when she fired Ken Whisenhunt after 23 games. Mularkey went 2-7 down the stretch as the Titans finished 3-13 to land the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016. That capped a 5-27 record over 2014 and 2015 that was the NFL's worst.

Mularkey led the Titans to back-to-back 9-7 records - their first consecutive winning records since 2007-08. He finished with a 21-22 record after a season in which the Titans cost themselves the AFC South title with a three-game skid in December and needed to beat the Jaguars, now in the AFC championship game, to reach the postseason for the first time since 2008.

Kizzire wins Sony Open

HONOLULU - Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open on Sunday ;po;to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season.

Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall, closed with a 2-under 68.

That turned out to be the easy part.

Hahn shot 62 in the final round Sunday and got into a playoff with Kizzire at 17-under 263.

They matched two pars and two birdies on the par-5 18th. They matched pars when they went to the par-3 17th. It ended on the par 3 along the Pacific Ocean when Hahn putted from right of the green to about 8 feet, and his par putt caught the lip.

Arizona to hire Sumlin

TUSCON, Ariz. - Arizona has tabbed former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its football coach.

Sumlin is expected to sign a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents. An introductory news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

He replaces Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Jan. 2 amid sexual harassment allegations.

Sumlin was fired after six seasons at Texas A&M in November and had reportedly been in the mix for numerous jobs, including Arizona rival Arizona State. The Sun Devils hired former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards.