Digest for 03-27-13


COMMUNITY

‘GNG’ seeks young boxers

The first practice for the “GNG” St. James Boxing Club is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Wesley Center, across from Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church on L.A. “Prexy” Davis Dr.

“GNG” stands for “gloves not guns.” The club is open to interested boxers ages 6-up.

Anyone interested is asked to attend the first practice.

LOCAL

UAM sweeps LeMoyne-Owen

MONTICELLO — Danny Loya combined for five hits and four runs to lead Arkansas-Monticello to 11-4 and 8-3 wins over LeMoyne-Owen College of Memphis on Tuesday.

Loya went 2 for 4 in the first game with one RBI. He was 3 for 4 in the second game, including two doubles, and batted in three runs.

UAM (19-13) scored five runs in the bottom of the first in the opening game. Chad Miller hit an RBI triple in the sixth for the Boll Weevils.

Zach McKnight (4-1) allowed no runs on three hits with three strikeouts and four walks in the first four innings for the win. Kade Garlington (1-0) gave up no earned runs off one hit with five strikeouts in five innings for the second-game win.

LeMoyne-Owen fell to 10-9.

Guzman named GAC Pitcher of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas-Monticello baseball pitcher Chris Guzman was named the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week for his complete-game victory against Harding.

Guzman (1-1) allowed no earned runs off four hits with six strikeouts and no walks in a seven-inning, 12-1 victory Sunday. It was the first complete-game win of his career and UAM’s second straight complete-game win.

NATIONAL

Jackson State hires prep coach Brent

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State has named Wayne Brent its new head men’s basketball coach.

Brent has more than 15 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels. He led Callaway High School to the 2013 state championship, the fourth time he’s accomplished such a goal at the Jackson-based school.

From 1998-1999 through 2000-2001, he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Ole Miss.

Brent takes over for Tevester Anderson, who announced his retirement earlier this month. Anderson led the Tigers to an 11-18 overall record this season, and was 149-170 during his 10-year run at JSU.

Buffalo names Duke great Hurley coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University of Buffalo named Bobby Hurley its new men’s basketball coach on Monday.

Hurley spent the 2012-2013 season as an associate head coach at Rhode Island alongside his brother, Dan. Prior to joining the Rams, he was an assistant coach at Wagner for two seasons and helped the Seahawks finish 25-5 in 2011-2012.

Hurley is best known as the point guard at Duke from 1989-1993, helping the Blue Devils to three Final Four appearances and two straight national championships in 1991 and 1992. A first-team All-American in 1993, he also holds the NCAA record for career assists with 1,076.

— Staff a nd wire reports