Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model High’s Victaria Saxton, South Carolina in women’s elite 8 tonight. What to know. Braves fall to Boston; final spring game today. Rome High to play at State Mutual this evening.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model High’s Victaria Saxton, South Carolina in women’s elite 8 tonight. What to know. Braves fall to Boston; final spring game today. Rome High to play at State Mutual this evening.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

 

South Carolina, featuring Model High’s Victaria Saxton, plays Texas in the women’s elite eight at 7 tonight, ESPN. Saxton, standing 6 feet 2 inches, is a forward for South Carolina. What to know about the decorated student-athlete: Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)

Awards

  • Sophomore Year (2019-20) SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
    Freshman Year (2018-19): SEC All-Freshman Team; SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  •  High School: Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year (2017, 2018)

In the Record Book: Game

  • Best field goal percentage by a freshman (1.000 (7-7) at Arkansas, 2/3/19)
  • Best free throw percentage by a freshman (1.000 (8-8) vs. Georgia, 2/24/19; 1.000 (5-5) at Arkansas, 2/3/19)

Sophomore Year (2019-20)

  • Part of first team in program history to end the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, claiming that spot in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
  • Ranked 11th in SEC in blocks per game (1.3), tied for sixth in conference games (1.6)
  • Nearly posted her second career double-double in just 20 minutes at Florida (Feb. 27)
  • Grabbed two rebounds and swiped a steals during crucial 9-1 run late in third quarter at #14/16 Kentucky (Feb. 23)
  • Pulled down a team-high eight rebounds against Auburn (Feb. 13) and set a new career high for SEC games with four blocks while helping keep SEC’s top rebounder without a rebound in the second and third quarters
  • Scored a pair of putbacks and added a free throw during 14-0 second-quarter run at Missouri (Jan. 16) that broke open a five-point game for good … logged her first career double-double, including career-high six offensive rebounds
  • Notched the first double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Missouri (Jan. 16)
  • Scored four of her eight points at Vanderbilt (Jan. 12) during 11-0 run that closed the first half and broke open a three-point game
  • Added 11 points off the bench, including 7-of-8 from the charity stripe, against #13/13 Kentucky (Jan. 2)
  • Pulled down four of her five rebounds on the offensive end at Alabama (Jan. 5), which led to six Gamecock second-chance points, including four of her own
  • Turned in third-straight double-digit scoring game against USC Upstate (Nov. 21), including four points in the decisive opening quarter
  • Scored six of her season-high 13 points in the second quarter at Dayton (Nov. 13) to help the Gamecocks put the game out of reach

Freshman Year (2018-19)

  • Picked up SEC All-Freshman Team honors after averaging 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in league play
  • Ranked eighth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.3), including five games of at least three blocked shots
  • Made her mark on the SEC with a strong five-game stretch to open February, posting 10.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game during the stretch and picking up SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Feb. 5
  • Was fouled on crucial offensive rebound and sank two clutch free throws with 1:24 to go against #25/22 Florida State (Mar. 24) to help Gamecocks hold on in NCAA Tournament second round
  • Made NCAA Tournament debut against Belmont (Mar. 22), scoring four points and collecting three of her five rebounds on the offensive end
  • Earned first career start against #16/17 Kentucky (Feb. 21), scoring five of her seven points in third quarter to help Gamecocks take first lead of the game
  • Connected on four clutch free throws and grabbed four of her six second-half rebounds in the fourth quarter against Georgia (Feb. 14) to help deliver the win
  • Made each of the Gamecocks’ first three shots in the fourth quarter against Ole Miss (Feb. 7) on her way to her second-straight game in double figures
  • Scored 10 of her career-high 19 points in the Gamecocks’ 35-point fourth quarter at Arkansas (Feb. 3) and was perfect 7-of-7 from the field, including scoring on each of her five offensive rebounds
  • Provided most consistent defense on Commodores’ leading scorer and grabbing five of her game-high eight rebounds in the fourth quarter
  • Scored five points on a pair of offensive rebounds in eight minutes against Alabama (Jan. 6), including a tough and-1 to begin scoring in the fourth quarter
  • Blocked three shots against Furman (Dec. 30) in 10 minutes, marking the fifth time this season with multiple blocks
  • Strong in her home debut against Clemson (Nov. 15), becoming first Gamecock freshman to block five shots in a game since A’ja Wilson swatted six at Kentucky on March 1, 2015
  • Efficient offensively in college debut, hitting 4-of-5 from the field at Alabama State (Nov. 11)

High School

  • Ranked No. 47 overall recruit in 2018 class and No. 6 forward by ESPN
  • Captured Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year honors as a junior (2017) and senior (2018)
  • Earned player of the year or co-player of the year honors from the Rome News-Tribune all four years of her high school career (2015-18)
  • Was a four-time Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Player of the Year winner and a four-time Atlanta Journal Constitution First-Team Class II All-State selection (2015-18)
  • Averaged 24.3 points and 14.9 rebounds as a senior, leading Devils to the Georgia Class AA Final Four
  • Closed high school career as Model’s all-time leading scorer (2,622 points) and averaged a double-double throughout her career
  • Helped Model to four straight Region 7-AA championships

Personal

  • Daughter of Consuelo and Victor Saxton; has an older sister, Charron Woodley, and an older brother, Victor
  • Majoring in criminology and criminal justice

BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves fall 4-0 to Boston in penultimate spring training game. 

  • Today: 1:05 p.m. at Boston.
  • Opening day: Thursday, April 1, at Phillies, 3 p.m. Starter: Former Rome Brave Max Fried.
  • Home opener: Friday, April 9, 7:20 p.m. vs. Phillies.

High school:

Rome High will play Carrollton at State Mutual Stadium tonight at 5:55 p.m. All students get in for $1; other tickets, $5.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SEC Spring Football Games on April 17:
  • 1 p.m., Alabama on ESPN.
  • 2 p.m., Georgia on SEC Network.

Georgia Tech spring game April 23:

  •  6 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium; ACC Network.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Women: Tournament  schedule: TV
  • Men: Tournament schedule. NCAA

ATLANTA FALCONS

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The Atlanta Falcons:

  • What to know about the NFL Draft beginning April 29. Draft

Georgia High School Association meeting is April 19.  Agenda


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