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College Notebook: Eastside alum earns PBC honors

Senior pitcher at Georgia College and State University and former Eastside standout Mandy Chandler has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week.

At the Charger Chillout, Chandler went 2-0 and pitched 232/3 innings. She struck out 20 batters against the University of North Alabama, three less than the NCAA record she previously set and only the fourth such record in PBC history. In the no decision against Lyon University, Chandler pitched five innings with only three hits allowed. In the final win against Missouri-St.Louis, Chandler sent 16 batters to the dugout in the 5-4 win. For the entire weekend, Chandler struck out 41 batters and allowed only 11 hits and six walks.

Chandler is the 10th PBC pitcher of the week from the Bobcat squad at Georgia College and State University.

BASKETBALL

Burtts earns seventh double-double in NJCAA region tourney battle

In the opening round of the NJCAA region tournament, former Rockdale standout Angelique Burtts helped her East Mississippi Community College squad secure a win against Northwest Mississippi to advance to semifinals.

The sophomore recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The recent Georgia State signee also had two assists, four blocks and two steals.

The Lady Lions will be back in Region 23 semifinal action Wednesday.

TRACK

Heritage grads pace Kennesaw State

The Kennesaw State Owls track team, which holds three former Heritage standouts, gave a strong effort at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City on Feb. 20 and 21.

Both the men's and women's teams finished second place overall.

Siobhan Wolcott helped lead the women's distance medley relay team to a third-place finish with a time of 12 minutes, 33 seconds. Wolcott also placed seventh in the mile at 5:15.

The men's squad came in second overall with help from top runners Michael Gunter and Josh James.

The men's distance medley relay team, which included James, earned the Owls a first-place finish with a time of 10:16, a new PBC record. James also placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.44 seconds. The sophomore also finished second in the 400 at 49.26 seconds.

In the 800, Gunter, a sophomore, placed fifth with a time of 1:56.

The Owls will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., for the North Florida Invite today.