Braves Surprise D.H. Stanton Elementary Students

The Atlanta Braves and Academy Sports + Outdoors hosted a holiday party for 30 deserving fifth grade students at D.H. Stanton Elementary School. During the party, the students were surprised with bikes and helmets to celebrate their good behavior and promote an active lifestyle. The students were joined by Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton and Braves alumni Phil Niekro and Alejandro Pena.

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Lady Panthers Fall in Conference Home Opener

Atlanta, Ga.—To open conference play, the Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers fell 60-57 to Lemoyne-Owen College at Epps Gymnasium Saturday. In the first game back from the holiday break, it was the first of two Southern Intercolleagiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) home match-ups for the Lady Panthers. After trailing 34-27 at halftime, CAU slowly chipped away at the lead and knotted the game at 57 with under one minute remaining. A couple of missed opportunities at the basket down the stretch including a three-point heave as time expired left the Lady Panthers staring at their first loss to open the conference season. Senior Iyana Spatcher led Clark Atlanta with a team-high 14 points followed by Mykala Jones who poured in 11. Lemoyne-Owen's Latrice Sears recorded a game-high 14 boards as the Lady Magicians dominated the glass 49 to 30 though CAU center Whitney Collins pulled down a team-high 12. As a team, the Lady Panthers shot 40 percent (21-of-52) from the field while Lemoyne-Owen finished at 37 percent (22-of-57) shooting.


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Panthers Slid To Fourth Consective Loss

Atlanta, Ga.—Clark Atlanta University men's basketball team stumbled to its fourth consecutive loss after falling 82-69 to Lemoyne-Owen College at Epps Gymnasium Saturday. The Panthers (1-7, SIAC 0-1) trailed 41-36 at the half while shooting only 30 percent (10-of-33) from the floor in the first period. Lemoyne-Owen opened the second half on a 7-1 run and extended its lead to 12 with 15:00 minutes remaining and never relinquished the lead. Clark Atlanta struggled offensively as a team while hitting 23-of-73 (32 percent) from the field and 5-of-29 (17 percent) from behind the arc. Najee Whitehead led all scorers with 22 points followed by Kenneth Green and Damien Enoch who both chipped in 11.


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