LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Gate City’s Gose sisters thriving at Milligan | Sports

The Gose sisters are still making a go of it at Milligan College.

Redshirt senior Morgan Gose is averaging 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for the Buffaloes, while sophomore Kaely Gose is scoring 7.6 points and pulling down 4.9 boards per contest.

Just like they did at Gate City High School, the siblings are finding shared success on the basketball court.

“I feel very blessed to coach these young women,” said Milligan coach Rich Aubrey. “I’m really glad they’ve ended up here at Milligan as part of our family. … I love the unique personalities they have and the way those personalities show themselves on the court.”

Morgan Gose might lead the Appalachian Athletic Conference in hustle with her usual all-out approach.

“Morgan plays hard and with abandon,” Aubrey said. “We love the energy she brings to the court.”

Kaely Gose spent her freshman season at Lincoln Memorial University before transferring to Milligan.

“This is Kaely’s first full year of college basketball. I think she has adjusted well to being part of a team and a program,” Aubrey said. “She’s had some minor setbacks with some illness and injuries, but we are pleased with the signs we see lately in practice. She contributed very well in Saturday’s win [over Reinhardt], even though she was cut over her eye and didn’t get to play at all in the fourth quarter.”

James Madison University’s women’s basketball team is 7-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play and Logan Reynolds has provided a spark for the Dukes.

She stuffed the stat sheet in Sunday’s 63-48 win over UNC Wilmington, providing seven points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block.

The former Wise County Central High School standout is averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 assists per game.

Austin Peay junior Keisha Gregory had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists on Jan. 18 in a 75-59 women’s basketball triumph over Tennessee State.

The Science Hill High School graduate is averaging 9.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Bluefield College’s Autumn Hash (Tazewell) recorded 12 points and five rebounds on Saturday in a 44-41 women’s basketball loss to Point.

Hash is averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Freshman Tianna Crockett (George Wythe) is averaging 3.3 points for the Rams.

Lebanon High School graduate Nick Helton knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to a 23-point performance on Saturday for Ferrum College in an 86-73 men’s basketball loss to Berea.

Helton also hauled down six rebounds. The 6-foot-4 freshman is averaging 8.8 points per game.

Roane State Community College sophomore Garrett Crandell (Tennessee High) went for 21 points and five rebounds on Saturday to highlight an 81-67 men’s basketball win over Cleveland State Community College.

Milligan’s 82-71 Appalachian Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Reinhardt on Saturday featured strong performances from two players from Northeast Tennessee.

Senior David Casaday (Sullivan East) had 15 points and three rebounds for Milligan, while freshman Michael Mays (Tennessee High) finished with 14 points and three rebounds for Reinhardt.

University of Kentucky senior Nik Huffman (Virginia High) finished fourth in the men’s shot put on Friday at the Clemson Invitational indoor track and field meet.

Huffman had a top throw of 17.86 meters/58-7 ¼.

Furman’s Luke Meade recorded a 15th-place finish in the men’s 5,000-meter run on Friday at the Vanderbilt Invitational indoor track and field meet.

The ex-Sullivan East High School star crossed the finish line in 15:42.57.