University of Tennessee sophomore basketball player Jordan McRae, who graduated from Liberty County High School, equaled his career-high for the second game in a row with 25 points in Monday night’s 89-81 loss at Oakland. McRae played for 33 minutes and was 7-of-17 from the floor and 3-of-8 in 3-point shooting.
At the Maui Invitational in Hawaii, McRae scored 25 points on Nov. 23 against Chaminade. UT won 86-60. In that game he was 9-of-12 and 5-of-7 from behind the 3-point line in 24 minutes of playing time.
The Volunteers are currently 5-3 overall and play Pittsburgh at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
The game will be televised on ESPN.
Lady Yellow Jackets basketball player Metra Walthour, also a graduate of Liberty County High, recently returned from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the Georgia Tech women dropped their first two games of the season this past weekend.
The Lady Jackets were 4-0 going into the San Juan shootout but lost 59-40 against Rutgers on Friday and 67-62 in overtime against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday.
Walthour has started all six games and scored 56 points. She is averaging 30.5 minutes a game. Her former Lady Panther teammate, LaQuananisha Adams, also a Lady Jacket and a Liberty Countian, has played in all six games and started one. Adams is averaging 16 minutes a game and has scored 28 points.
Gary Guyton fans have taken note that the former BI Tiger football player turned New England Patriot linebacker, has sat out the last three Patriots’ games.
According to the Patriots’ website, Guyton is reported to have a shoulder injury he sustained in week nine against the Giants.
Guyton has started in six of nine games, has 24 solo tackles and 20 assists, deflected a pass and has an interception. Last week, he was listed as questionable against the Eagles. It’s unknown if he’ll play Sunday when the Patriots host the Colts at 1 p.m.