Sports Briefs: Caleb Martin having banner year

Published 1:07 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Army’s Hampton earns high praise

Peyton Hampton of Advance was Army’s first Cadet-Athlete Academic Spotlight for 2023. The senior linebacker is an Engineering Management major who posted a 4.098 grade-point average in the fall term.

“Peyton Hampton is the kind of special cadet you never forget,” Dr. Isabella Sanders said. “He asks insightful questions and always comes up with creative solutions to engineering problems.”

“Peyton is the scholar athlete we love to see in the classroom: intelligent yet humble, assertive yet approachable.” Major Edmund Yoon said.

Caleb Martin having career year with Heat

After signing a three-year, $20 million contract with the Miami Heat last summer, Caleb Martin is averaging career highs in points (10), rebounds (4.7) and minutes (30).

Caleb and twin brother Cody were on opposite sides when Charlotte hosted Miami on Jan. 29. Cody’s Hornets topped Miami 122-117. Caleb had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in defeat. He hit 3 of 4 shots.

Unfortunately, Cody has only appeared in seven games because of a knee injury. A few days before Caleb inked his deal with the Heat, Cody signed a four-year, $32 million contact with Charlotte.

Hernandez, Lynch lead JV past Tabor

Britany Hernandez scored 14 points and Kaylee Lynch produced a double-double as Davie’s JV girls basketball team toppled Mt. Tabor 38-17 in Winston-Salem on Jan. 31.

Hernandez had six rebounds and four steals to go with her team-high scoring. Lynch collected 10 points, 13 rebounds and three assists as Davie (8-7, 6-3 CPC) extended its winning streak to three.

Building leads of 11-4 and 21-8, the War Eagles got contributions from America Stockton (three points, six rebounds), Aubrey Speckin (four points), Lanah Kruger (three points), Carleigh Croom (two points), Hannah McMillian (two points, five rebounds) and Zariyah Conner (six rebounds).

It was the sixth win in seven games for Lamar Russell’s War Eagles.