Class of ’14 Canes trio leads hoops roundup

It was another good week for Bartow basketball alumni in college, especially for the Class of 2014 Cartersville Purple Hurricanes.

A trio from that team had big weeks, as Ryan Davis posted a double-double, Corey Tobin scored 18 points in two of his three games and A.J. Mosby did everything for Alcorn State.


Ryan Davis (Francis Marion Jr., Cartersville) — Davis picked up a double-double as Francis Marion moved to 5-0 with an 88-76 win over North Georgia Saturday. The former Cane came off the bench but managed 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and a game-high 12 rebounds. He also had a game-high three steals in a great all-around effort. In five games this season, Davis is averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds, both third on the Patriots, despite coming off the bench in every one.

Jana Morning (Berry Fr., Cass) — In a 73-47 loss to Oglethorpe on Wednesday, Morning made 1-of-2 free throws for one point and also had a rebound in seven minutes.

Kimora McClinic (Middle Georgia State Fr., Cartersville) — McClinic had three points and two assists in eight minutes in a 72-47 win over Voorhees on Tuesday. She was the first girl off the bench on Thursday in a 72-56 loss to Faulkner, recording six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes.

A.J. Mosby (Alcorn State Sr., Cartersville) — Mosby continues to play well for the Braves. In an 81-65 loss to Tulane on Wednesday, he led Alcorn in points (19), rebounds (8) and assists (4). He was also tied for the team lead with two steals and one block. He shot an efficient 7-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, in a team-high 36 minutes. He was just as good in an 89-50 win over Rust on Friday, scoring just nine points but hauling in six rebounds and leading the Braves in assists with seven and steals with three. On the season, he’s leading the Braves in minutes per game (27.7), assists per game (3.4) and total steals (15). He’s barely second with 12.1 points per game, and his 4.4 rebounds per game is also second on the team, impressive for a point guard.

Darius Thrower (Truett-McConnell So., Excel) — After playing four minutes in a 76-63 win over Tennessee Wesleyan last Tuesday, Thrower played 17 minutes with four points, two rebounds and an assist in a 73-71 overtime win over St. Andrews Thursday. He then played seven minutes in an 83-65 win over Union Saturday.

Corey Tobin (Reinhardt Sr., Cartersville) — Tobin continues to shoot the lights out for Reinhardt — only eight of his 41 points scored last week came from inside the arc. He had 18 points on 6-of-11 3-pointers and four rebounds Tuesday in a 95-91 loss to Allen, then struggled with five points, four rebounds and three assists in a 70-68 loss to Union on Thursday. The senior bounced right back on Saturday in a 107-76 exhibition loss to Division-I Winthrop, putting up another 18 points to lead Reinhardt. He added seven rebounds, second on the team, and two steals, tied for first. On the season, Tobin is averaging 15.1 points per game, third on a high-scoring Reinhardt offense, and 4.5 rebounds, also third on the team.

Carrod Watson (North Georgia So., Woodland) — Watson had eight points and two rebounds in an 88-76 loss to Ryan Davis’ Francis Marion on Saturday. Watson is averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in seven games so far this season.

Hakeem Winters (Point Jr., Cartersville) — Winters didn’t score and grabbed just two rebounds, but did have three blocks in his first game of the week, an 83-80 loss to Voorhees last Monday. He followed that up with five points and another three rejections in a 70-56 loss to Bryan on Thursday, and scored one point in eight minutes in a 108-81 loss to Montreat Saturday. He’s averaging 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds a game.

Rudy Winters (Columbus State Jr., Excel) — Columbus State played just once last week, beating Lander 98-63 on Saturday. Winters did his part to help out, with 10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes. Through four games, he’s third on his team with 11.8 points per game.


Evan Cole (Cumberland Sr., Cartersville) — Cole won his first match at the Indiana Little State Duals over the weekend, posting a 3-2 decision over Joliet’s Andrew Bonner. That would be as good as it got, as he then lost by technical fall to Indiana Tech’s Chase Hack and was pinned by Indiana Tech’s Dylan Stocker, ending his tournament.

Jake Huffine (Tennessee-Chattanooga Jr., Woodland) — Huffine didn’t fare any better than his teammates in a 41-0 duals loss to NC State over the weekend, dropping a 12-2 majority decision to Tariq Wilson at 133 pounds.

Jermel Lewis (Emmanuel Jr., Woodland) — Lewis lost 6-4 to Bellarmine’s Mitch Rusch in his first match at 181 pounds at the Newberry Duals Sunday. He then dropped a 13-5 major decision to East Stroudsburg’s Paul Rallis. He got a win in Emmanuel’s lone win of the day, beating Queens’ Anthony Toineeta 11-6.

Hunter Quinn (Emmanuel So., Cass) — Quinn contributed to Emmanuel’s dual win over Queens, beating Naftali Horowitz 11-5 at 157 pounds.

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