Saturday, December 2

by | Dec 2, 2023 | Quick Hits

Former Harnett Central running back Jerrod Spears, who went on to star at Lenoir-Rhyne, will speak at the men’s breakfast at First Presbyterian Church in Dunn on Sunday. … Outfielder Abby Miller of Triton has signed to play softball at Wake Tech. … Romello Pegues had 24 points for Triton in a 56-38 varsity boys basketball win over visiting Cape Fear High School of Cumberland County on Friday night. The Hawks (3-1) limited the Colts (1-2) to seven points in the second quarter and five points in the fourth. … Eastern regional football winners on Friday night included Hoggard (4-A), Seventy-First (3-A), Clinton (2-A) and Tarboro (1-A). … David Baker, who has been co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Ole Miss, reportedly will be the new offensive coordinator at East Carolina. … No. 4 Kansas took a 69-65 men’s basketball win at home over No. 4 Connecticut, the defending NCAA champions, on Friday night. … in college football last night, No. 24 Liberty moved to 13-0 with a 49-35 win over visiting New Mexico State for the Conference USA championship and No. 3 Washington captured the Pac-12 title with a 34-31 win against No. 5 Oregon in Las Vegas. … Conference championships today include No. 7 Texas vs. No. 18 Oklahoma State (Big 12, ABC, noon), Miami of Ohio vs. Toledo (MAC, ESPN, noon), Boise State vs. Nevada Las Vegas (Mountain West, FOX, 3 p.m.), No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 8 Alabama in Atlanta (SEC, CBS, 4 p.m.), Southern Methodist at Tulane (AAC, ABC, 4 p.m.), Appalachian State at Troy (Sun Belt, ESPN, 4 p.m.), No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 16 Iowa in Indianapolis (Big Ten, FOX, 8 p.m.) and No. 14 Louisville vs. No. 4 Florida State in Charlotte (ACC, ABC, 8 p.m.). … In ACC men’s basketball openers today, No. 17 UNC hosts Florida State (ACC Network, 2 p.m.), No. 7 Duke visits Georgia Tech (CW Network, 2:15 p.m.) and Boston College hosts N.C, State (ACC Network, 4 p.m.).


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