Shorter University topped the College of Faith 104-81 in men’s basketball last night at Shorter’s Winthrop-King Centre. It was a back-and-forth match initially with the score tying six times before Hawks took the lead for good with just under five minutes remaining in the first half on a layup from Travis Jones. Shorter increased its lead by as many as 30 points in the second half to eventually wind up with the 104-81 victory.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Orlando Magic tonight at the Philips Arena in what will be the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Hawks won the first match in that series by a final score of 104-94 in Atlanta.
An unwelcome spike in gas prices is anticipated just before one of the travel weekends of the year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Southeast fuel prices rose last week upon the tightening of supplies in the Gulf Coast. Florida was most impacted by that rise, with the state’s average price at the pump climbing by almost 20 cents in one week.
The Berry College men’s basketball team will hit the road to take on Columbia International tonight in Columbia, South Carolina. Tip off is set for 6 pm. Ben Poplin will bring you the story of the game on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
The San Francisco 49ers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over the Washington Redskins last night in Monday Night Football on the Redskins’ home turf in Landover, Maryland. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 24 passes for 235 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Last night marked the first time in five games that he’s exceeded 200 yards.
Some 24 firearms were confiscated in a Rome-Floyd SWAT standoff with a convicted felon in the Coosa area on Saturday night.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a 5 pm caucus, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.