LOCAL

Clahar leads Alcovy to win

DANIELSVILLE - Alcovy's Worrell Clahar sank the final basket with nine seconds remaining against Madison County on Thursday night, giving the Tigers a 54-53 road victory.

The Tigers (4-3) led by as many as 13 points for most of the game before the Red Raiders started cutting into the lead. Madison County actually took a 53-52 lead with 30 seconds left, setting up a big finish.

"Worrell scored off the drive and finished to take a one-point lead," Alcovy oach Eugene Brown said. "They had nine seconds left, but we got the stop and the rebound and that was it for the game."

Clahar scored 25 points, while Bill Williams, who had three 3-pointers, finished the night with 12 points.

Alcovy's returns to action next Thursday when it faces Mays in the first round of the Peach State Holiday Basketball Classic at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

STATE

Late three lifts Tulane over UGA

HONOLULU - David Gomez hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 6.5 seconds remaining to give Tulane a 70-69 win over Georgia in the consolation round of the Rainbow Classic on Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs had one more chance, but Billy Humphrey's 3-point attempt just before the buzzer bounced off the rim.

Gomez led Tulane (7-4) with 24 points, Kevin Sims added 15 and Robinson Louisme had 12 for the Green Wave.

Jeremy Price led Georgia (6-3) with 22 points in his first career start and Humphrey added 14.

Tulane will face St. John's in the fifth place game of the Rainbow Classic on Saturday afternoon after Georgia meets host Hawaii for seventh place.

NATIONAL

Rangers acquire Reds' Hamilton

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton, the 26-year-old center fielder whose career was nearly derailed by alcohol and drug abuse was traded Friday from the Reds to the Rangers for pitchers Edinson Volquez and Danny Herrera.

Hamilton batted .292 with 19 homers and 47 RBIs in 298 at-bats this year. He fills one of the biggest needs for the Rangers, who parted with one of their top pitching prospects in Volquez.