Digest for 11-13-13


LOCAL

Jack Robey boys edge Chapel in overtime

The Jack Robey junior high boys basketball team overcame a 17-13 halftime deficit for a 34-32 overtime win over Watson Chapel on Monday night.

The game was the first of the season for Robey, which outscored Chapel 2-0 in the overtime period.

Cameron Bennett led Robey with nine points, while Delvonte Dilworth finished with eight.

Robey’s next game will be a home contest against Dollarway on Thursday.

UAM game against LeMoyne Owen moved to Monticello

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello’s women’s basketball game against LeMoyne Owen (Tenn.) has been moved to Monticello.

The game, which was originally scheduled to be played in Memphis, will be played at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Steelman Fieldhouse.

Blossoms drop fifth straight

MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas-Monticello volleyball team lost its final road game of the season on Tuesday as their losing streak reached five straight games.

UAM was swept by Southern Arkansas 25-20, 25-13 and 25-19 in the Great American Conference game.

Southern Arkansas’ (16-14, 6-7 in GAC) Courtney Geesing had a match-high 13 kills.

Seniors Tori Bozzo and Holly Schweigert led the Cotton Blossoms (12-18, 2-11) with seven kills apiece.

UAM will play its final regular season game against Harding at 6 p.m. Thursday at Steelman Fieldhouse in Monticello.

NATIONAL

Francona, Hurdle named managers of the year

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates have been named managers of the year after leading their teams back to the postseason after long absences.

Francona, in his first season with the Indians, was named American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after leading the team to its first postseason berth in six years.

In a close vote, Francona beat John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox with 16 first-place votes and 112 points. Farrell had 12 first-place votes and 96 points and fellow finalist Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics, the 2012 winner, received two first-place votes and 36 points.

Hurdle was named the National League’s top manager in his third season with Pittsburgh after leading a 15-win improvement that landed the team its first winning record and postseason appearance since 1992.