Thursday, June 17

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Articles, Quick Hits

Campbell landed a program record three players on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America teams. Zach Neto and Spencer Packard were named second-team while Matthew Christian was a third-team selection. … Isa Banks of Clinton, the East Central 2-A Conference Player of the Year in girls basketball, has been named to the East team for the East-West All-Star game at Greensboro Coliseum on July 19. The Lady Dark Horses are coached by Chris Owens (Midway). Banks, an Elizabeth City State signee, is the daughter of former Wake Forest basketball player Travis “Scooter” Banks. … Matthew Barefoot (Midway, Campbell) had a 2-run homer for host Asheville in a 7-5 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday. … Joseph Johnson (South Johnston) is hitting .273 for the High Point Rockers of the independent Atlantic League. … Atlanta overcame a 26-point deficit to take a 3-2 NBA playoff series lead with a 109-106 win at Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Clippers, playing without Kawhi Leonard due to a knee injury, got 37 points and 16 rebounds from Paul George in a 119-111 victory at Utah for a 3-2 series lead. … Brooklyn has a 3-2 lead going into tonight’s game at Milwaukee (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.). … The U.S. Open golf tournament starts today at Torrey Pines South Course in La Jolla, California (Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.).


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