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Columbus United reschedules workout/evaluation 


The Columbus United Soccer Club will hold an open workout and player evaluation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown Columbus Soccer Complex. 


The free session, which will be open to players Under-8 and above, will be held on the fields on the south side of the complex. Check-in will be by the concession stand. 


Coaches will be available to answer questions, to take registration, and to discuss the benefits of the club.  




Columbus High School girls basketball team wins 


CANTON -- Hannah White had 30 points and 10 rebounds  


Saturday to lead the Columbus High School girls basketball team to a 53-44 victory against Canton at the Tigerland Classic. 


n In other action, the Starkville High boys basketball team beat Itawamba Agricultural 82-48 and the Starkville High girls lost to Pontotoc 65-50. 




Mississippi State 


Volleyball team loses to LSU  


STARKVILLE -- Senior Khristian Carr had nine kills Friday night, but the Mississippi State volleyball team lost to LSU 3-0 at the Newell-Grissom Building. Set scores were 25-21, 25-12, 25-16. 


The loss dropped MSU to 5-20 and 1-11 in the Southeastern Conference. 


"Tonight was a tough loss," MSU coach Julie Darty said. "I thought we came out with some good energy in the first set, but after that first set got away from us, it kind of deflated us. I feel like we tried a lot of different lineups off the bench (later in the match) and tried to get some energy going any way we could. I thought (the student-athletes) that came off the bench did a good job and were a little bit of a spark for us. Our effort and the energy are the two things we have to work on the most. You can't teach effort and you can't teach energy. 


Sophomore libero Kendall Murr had 10 digs. 


n Ramskogler, Strickland post consolation victories at CCB Invite: At Birmingham, Alabama, the men's tennis team's Gregor Ramskogler and Stedman Strickland recorded their first career singles wins Saturday at the Birmingham Collegiate Invitational at the Country Club of Birmingham. 


Ramskogler went 2-0 on the day, while Strickland battled back from a loss in his first match of the day to notch an epic comeback victory. 


The Bulldog pair will team up for their third and final doubles match at 9 a.m. Sunday. The final round of singles action will follow. 


Ramksogler's first singles victory was a 7-5, 6-3 decision against Lipscomb's Pedro Uribe in the White Draw. In his second match, he notched a 7-6 (11), 6-3 triumph against Alabama-Birmingham's Fernando Vargas. 


At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Ramskogler will take on Kentucky's Kevin Humpfner in the consolation title match of his draw. 


In the Houndstooth Draw, Strickland opened the day by dropping a 7-5, 6-2 decision to Middle Tennessee's Jacob Pugh. The sophomore newcomer then earning his first career singles win by outlasting Belmont's Grant Kelly 7-6 (4), 2-6, 1-0 (9). 


Strickland will also take on Kentucky's Arthur Chen in a noon Sunday. 


n On Friday, Ramskogler and Strickland teamed up for two rounds of doubles in the White Doubles Draw. In their first match, Ramskogler and Strickland earned an 8-3 win against UAB's Giovani Pasini and Fernando Vargas. In their second match, Ramskogler and Strickland lost to Southern Mississippi's top-seeded Mieszko Kwasniewski and Chung-Han Tsai 8-5. They will take on the second-seeded Tulane duo of Hamish Stewart and Eric Wagner in their final doubles contest of the weekend at 9 a.m. Sunday. 


In singles, Ramskogler and Strickland dropped their first-round bouts. The freshman Ramskogler dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision to Middle Tennessee's Stijn Slump in the White Singles Draw, while the Strickland fell to third-seeded Santiago Di Loreto of South Alabama 6-2, 6-0 in the Houndstooth Draw. 


Both players will be guaranteed three more matches in singles in the event, with two of the remaining three rounds of singles to be played Saturday. 


n Women's golf team in eighth place at Battle at the Beach: At San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, the women's golf team is in eighth place entering Sunday's final round of the Battle at the Beach. 


MSU matched its opening-round 10-over par 294 and is 20-over with a 588. 


Sophomore Aubree Jones and freshman Lauren Miller enter final-round play tied for 17th. Jones matched her Friday tally with a second-straight 73 on the par-71, 6,202-yard course. After opening with a 72 in her opening round, Miller shot a 74 Saturday. 


Freshman Hannah Levi shaved a stroke off her opening round, firing a 74 Saturday to sit in a tie for 37th. Junior Clara Moyano bounced back from a tough first round and shaved four shots off her tally to card a 2-over 73 that moved her into a tie for 44th. Sophomore Blair Stockett wrapped the day tied for 77th. 


n Pichaikool receives Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic bid: On Nov. 19-20, junior men's golfer Peng Pichaikool will look to add his name to a prestigious list of Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic champions when he faces off against 29 of college golf's best players. 


The first two rounds of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic will take Nov. 19, followed by a final round the next day at El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas. Live results will be available via Golfstat. 




Mississippi University for Women 


Volleyball team loses final match of season 


The Mississippi University for Women's women's volleyball team lost to Lane College 3-0 on Saturday. Set scores were 25-19, 25-22, 25-17. 


Prior to the match, The W honored senior Savannah Thomas, MUW faculty and staff. The loss ended The W's season at 5-22. 


Haley McMurphey, a junior outside hitter, had seven kills and two aces. Kayla King also had seven kills and one solo block. 


Thomas and libero Courtney Poole tied with eight digs. Mary Grace Prine and Madison Lamon had nine assists. 


n Basketball teams lose exhibitions games to Tougaloo: At Jackson, the men's basketball team lost to Tougaloo College 94-65 in an exhibition game Saturday in its debut. 


Former Starkville High School standout Josh Skinner had a team high of 12 points off the bench. 


Tavonta Jones and Shon Wright had 11 and 10 points, respectively. 


The W women's team lost to Tougaloo 84-72. Qiayon Bailey had a team-high of 22 points, and Starlandria Walton added 17 points off the bench. 


Bailey, a small forward from West Point, added eight rebounds. Senior Tenazhia Hinkson had 10 points. Junior Rokila Wallace, who is from Columbus, had 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block. 


n Basketball teams will hold Blue-White event Wednesday: At Columbus, the Columbus community and Mississippi University for Women fans will get their first look at The W's basketball teams at 6 p.m. Wednesday when they hold the first Blue-White Game in the Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. 


The 2018-19 season will be the first season for men's basketball and the return of women's basketball after a 16-year hiatus. The teams will sign autographs for fans, scrimmage, and compete in several skills challenges. 




Ole Miss 


Men's basketball team beats Fayetteville State in exhibition 


OXFORD -- Senior guard Terence Davis had 20 points, nine rebounds, four blocked shots, and four assists Friday night to lead the Ole Miss men's basketball team to a 101-52 victory against Fayetteville State at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. 


The win marked the debut of new head coach Kermit Davis. 


Bruce Stevens had 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Junior center Dominik Olejniczak (15 points) and Devontae Shuler (11) also scored in double figures. 


n Women's basketball team beats LeMoyne-Owen in exhibition game: At Oxford, the women's basketball team defeated LeMoyne-Owen 73-45 in an exhibition game Friday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.. 


Redshirt senior La'Karis Salter had 12 points and six assists. Redshirt freshman Mimi Reid had 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, while junior Jhileiya Dunlap had 10 points and seven rebounds. Redshirt senior Crystal Allen had 11 points and five rebounds. 


Fellow senior Shandricka Sessom returned to the floor following a season-ending knee injury last year and scored 10 points. 




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