Valdosta Daily Times

December 12, 2012

Local sports briefs

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Bud Light Winter Heat to return Jan. 26

Johnson Distributing Company of Valdosta is pleased to announce that Bud Light will once again sponsor Winter Heat. Bud Light’s Winter Heat will feature amateur and professional mixed martial arts bouts.

Initial agreements have been reached to feature a local minister in a MMA match (seriously) for the first time ever in Valdosta! Several professional bouts, title bouts, advanced amateurs, and amateurs will round out the card featuring a slew of local and regional athletes. Watch here for more information as it develops.

The event be held on Jan. 26 at Mathis City Auditorium. Doors will open to the public at 6 p.m. The event is sanctioned by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.  Card is subject to change.

Valdosta girls beat Cook, 77-32

ADEL — Kaneshia Kimbrough scored a game-high 21 points and three other Lady Wildcats scored in double figures as the Valdosta Lady Wildcats rolled to a 77-32 win over Cook Tuesday night.

Tiara Phillips scored 16 points, Stormm Phillips finished with 12 points and Shaneika Smith finished with 11 points to lead Valdosta.

The win for the Valdosta girls’ was there second straight over Cook, beating the Lady Hornets 62-29 Saturday night in Valdosta. The Lady Wildcats face Mitchell County Dec. 21 in Valdosta.

Vikettes beat Brooks County, 54-31

QUITMAN — Tashia Brown scored 16 points and hauled in 15 rebounds as the Lowndes Vikettes downed the Brooks County Lady Trojans 54-31 Tuesday night.

Lexus Miller added 11 points, while freshman Delabey Edwards has seven. The Vikettes return to action next Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they host Brooks County at 6 p.m.

Smith, Wildcats hammer Hornets, 83-47

ADEL — Clarence Smith scored a season-high 33 points, while Rashad Lewis added 16 and the Valdosta Wildcats blew out the Cook Hornets 83-47 Tuesday night. With the win, Valdosta improves to 4-1 on the season and will host Mitchell County Dec. 21 in Valdosta.

Echols County girls beat Irwin Couny

STATENVILLE — The Echols County girls’ basketball team improved to 2-4 (1-1 in region) Tuesday night, beating Irwin County 48-46.

Kiyondra Williams led Echols County with a double-double, scoring 20 points, hauling in 14 rebounds. She also had three assists and five steals on the night. Echols County visits Cook Friday night.

Vikings top Trojans, 74-55

QUITMAN — Lowndes improved to 7-2 on the season with a 74-55 win over Brooks County Tuesday night in Quitman. Senior Tremayne Tippins had 20 points, while Justin Williams  finished with 17 points. Eric Henderson added 16 points, while Larry Brown and Kenny Moore each finished with 10 points.

Valwood boys beat Fullington, 62-48

VALDOSTA — The Valwood boys’ varsity baskeball team defeated Fullington Academy 62-48 Tuesday night in Valdosta.

Zack Sabino led the Valiants with 16 points, while DeAndre Lambert finished with 11. Rashad Mathis, who recently joined the team following the completion of football season, contributed with eight points. Valwood is now 3-3 on the season and hosts Georgia Christian Thursday night.

Victory Christian has mixed results

VALDOSTA — The Victory Christian Eagles fell to New Testament 49-39 Monday night,  before tying Grace Christian, 50-50, Tuesday night.Dalton Sparks led the team in scoring both nights.

On Monday, Sparks scored 19 points and added 28 on Tuesday. Jon Robson had 10 points Monday and 11 Tuesday.