Burtts receives hoops honors


Burtts recognized with post-season honors at EMCC

Angelique Burtts, a former Rockdale standout, was chosen to the All-NJCAA Region 23 Team in addition to being named to the All-MACJC North State First Team.

The sophomore forward at East Mississippi State leads the Lady Lions in scoring (15.6 ppg), rebounds (7.7 rpg) 3-pointers acquired (18), free-throw percentage (48.3), assists (61) and blocks with 18 gained this season.

Burtts recently tallied her third double-double in five post-season games with 20 points to accompany 13 rebounds in last Thursday's 52-43 triumph over Copiah-Lincoln.

The record-breaking forward will head to Georgia State next year to play for head coach Lea Henry.


Richards takes perfect game against William Penn

Former Eastside standout Brandi Richards achieved a rare and astonishing feat last weekend in the NFCA Lead-Off Classic in Panama City, Florida.

Richards allowed no hits or walks and struck-out all 21 batters in a perfect-game 1-0 victory over William Penn University.

The freshman at Auburn-Montgomery has a 4-1 record and holds a team high .54 run average. Richards has pitched 39 innings with three shutouts and has only surrendered 12 hits and three earned runs.

The former Lady Eagle leads the Southern States Athletic Conference in earned run average and strikeouts. She also is third in the nation in strikeouts.

Lee hits homers in Buzz Classic

Another Eastside standout, Catherine Lee, hit two home runs that helped Georgia State secure a pair of wins in the Buzz Classic tournament last Saturday.

The sophomore catcher hit her first homer in the Panthers' victory against Bowling Green. She knocked away another in the second game against the Falcons in the sixth inning. This is her third home run of the season. Lee now holds a record of 20 home runs and ranks fourth in Georgia State history.

Chandler tosses five innings, records eight strikeouts

In a losing effort against the University of West Georgia, Mandy Chandler pitched an impressive pair of games for her GCSU Bobcats' squad.

Chandler pitched five innings and gave up 10 hits and seven runs. She also tallied eight strikeouts.


True freshman Jeffords has impressive season

Quinn Jeffords, a former Eastside and Covenant Christian Academy football and basketball standout, racked up an impressive season as starting punter for Trinity Bible College in chilly Ellendale, N.D.

Jeffords, a true freshman, started all 10 games for the Lions and recorded a total of 1,554 yards for the season with a game average of 31.7 yards. On the offense, Jeffords tallied 61 all-purpose yards and averaged 12.2 yards per game.

One of the original members of Covenant Christian's first tackle-football team, Jeffords has been playing football since ninth grade when he attended Eastside High School. He transferred his sophomore year to Covenant Christian where he also was a standout basketball player.

He has since left Trinity and is taking classes at Georgia Perimeter while he decides next where to pursue his academic and career goals. According to the starting punter, he left Trinity because of the frigid North Dakota weather where the Lions' last game was played in a bone-chilling 15 degrees with snow on the ground. He is looking to attend either Paul Smith College in New York, Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, Webber International University in Florida or Atlanta Christian College to pursue either football, basketball or both.