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McRae assigned to Clevelands Charge
Former Lady Panthers blazing at college track

Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae played seven minutes for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Monday’s 109-94 win against the Atlanta Hawks.

He had three rebounds, one assist and two points.

Earlier Monday, the Cavaliers had assigned McRae and teammate Sasha Kaun to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ NBA D-League affiliate. However, they were recalled to the Cavaliers prior to Monday’s tipoff.

McRae was set to play for the Charge Tuesday night in their Eastern Conference finals matchup against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, according to

The Courtneys

Former Liberty County track athletes Courtney Rhodes and Courtney Bennett are making news in their college track careers at the University of the Cumberlands and Jacksonville State University.

At UC, Rhodes finished first in the discus throw, clearing 37.16 meters (121 feet, 9 inches) over the weekend at the UC Invitational at James H. Taylor Stadium in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Rhodes also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 12.75 meters (41 feet, 8-inches) and second in the hammer throw, clearing 41.44 meters (135 feet, 9.5 inches).

Rhodes and the Patriots will compete this weekend at Western Carolina University.

At JSU, Bennett bested her previous record shot put toss, clearing 46 feet, 2.5 inches in the Hilltopper Relays at Western Kentucky University. Her previous record was 45 feet, 9.25 inches.

Bennett has been selected twice as the Ohio Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week March 16 and 23.

This weekend, Bennett and the Gamecocks will compete in the South Alabama Invitational.

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