Antonio Blakeney, a former Cardinal Mooney shooting guard, keeps chucking, but the shots just aren't falling for the LSU freshman. Blakeney, who played for the Cougars as a sophomore before transferring to Orlando Oak Ridge, went 2-for-9 from the field and 1-for-6 from beyond the arc during the Tigers' 105-98 overtime loss to Houston on Sunday, dropping his season percentages to 34.1 overall and 26.1 from 3-point range.
Blakeney, who was part of LSU's highly-touted recruiting class which also includes standout forward Ben Simmons, has scored only nine points on 3-for-23 shooting and the Tigers are a disappointing 4-4. He was the Herald's All-Area Player of the Year in 2013.
DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE -- With three weeks left in the NFL season, the New York Giants are under .500 and still tied for first place in the division. The Giants kept themselves in the playoff conversation Monday with a 31-24 win against the Miami Dolphins to push their record to 6-7 -- tied with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins for first place in the NFC East.
New York's defense has been uneven this season, but Lakewood Ranch's Rodgers-Cromartie has been a bright spot, and he made three tackles and broke up three passes in Miami Gardens. This season, the cornerback has 49 tackles, 10 passes defended, three interceptions, two
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forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two defensive touchdowns.
JARRID RHODES -- JUCO Northern Oklahoma College's four-game winning streak finally ended Sunday and so did a hot streak for former Palmetto guard Jarrid Rhodes.
The sophomore, who has verbally committed to play basketball at Missouri State next season, leads Northern Oklahoma with 14.5 points per game and when Arkansas Baptist College limited him to 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting the Mavericks' winning streak ended with a 91-83 loss.
A day earlier, though, Rhodes was his typical self, scoring 19 points and making 7-of-12 shots to beat Missouri State University--West Plains.