Sports Report for Thursday, 12-26-2013

Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy varsity basketball teams were in action last Saturday in a tournament at Southside Christian in Greenville…


  • LA 35 – SSC 32…. In their first game on Saturday morning, the Lady Crusaders took a 35-32 win over the home standing Lady Sabers of Southside Christian… LA trailed 18-15 at the half but came back to tie the game in the 4th period on a 3-point shot by Taylor Williamson (1 of 4 3-pointers she had in the game) and then took the lead on a shot by Kayla Mitchell…. Williamson ended the game with 17 points and Mitchell 10.
  • Landrum 53 – LA 32… In the championship game, the Lady Crusaders faced off against the Lady Cardinals of Landrum and for about the 1.5 quarters it was a very close game but the Cardinals used a pressure defense in the second half of the second quarter to double-digit lead at the half in route to a 53-32 win over the Crusaders…. Taylor Williamson led the Lady Crusaders with 10 points…  Williamson was also named to the All-Tournament Team.


  • SSC 62 – LA 33… In their first game on Saturday the boys also faced off against Southside Christian but the results were different than in the girls as the Sabers took a 62-33 win over the Crusaders… The story of this game is simple, no offense in the first half for the Crusaders as they trailed 33-6 at the half… To their credit, they never quit and scored only 2 points less than SSC in the 2nd half…. Matthew Urick had 11 points and Chase Brewington 15 for the Crusaders in the game.
  • LA 73 – SF 50… The offensive spark that ignited in the 2nd half of the Crusaders game with SSC did not let up in their second game with Shannon Forrest as they rolled to a 73-50 win… They dominated the first half outscoring SF 50-20… Matthew Urwick and Chase Brewington again led the Crusaders with 19 and 18 points respectively… The Crusaders will return to action Friday, January 3rd when they host Greenwood Christian. 


College Notes: I you are a college football fanatic, the next week or so should but you “give me the remote, a coke & some chips heaven”…. If you have trouble keeping up with which bowl comes on which don’t worry, click on the following link to see a list of all the bowl games, teams involved, times and what channel to set your TV to.    2012-13 College Bowl Schedule


Local Sports Schedule: Both CHS varsity basketball teams and the boys’ varsity basketball team will start holiday tournament action either today or tomorrow.


  • Boys: The Red Devils will start action in the Greer/FCA Christmas Classic at Greer HS today at 6:00 pm when they take on Wade Hampton… Action will continue Friday & Saturday
  • Girls: The Lady Red will start play in the Lady Sandlapper Holiday Classic at Eastside HS tomorrow at 6:00pm when they take on Riverside… Action will then continue on Saturday & Monday. 


  • Boys: The Raider basketball team will begin play in the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia against AC Flora tomorrow… Not sure of the time. 


Personal Note:  I’ve been doing these daily sports reports since Spring of 2011 and have occasionally had to take a day off due to illness or a 1 day vacation… Well I find that I am going to take a week or 2 off for some “down time”… I want to remind all coaches please send me information as usual so I can keep the website schedules area as current as possible… So I’ll wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year and catch you again a few days into it.



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