Sports Report for Thursday, 2-16-2017

Local Notes:

Playoff Basketball Results for Teams in the Clinton and Laurens Regions

  • 5-A Girls: #1 Wade Hampton defeated Easley 67-16 and now host Nation Ford… #2 Hillcrest lost to Westside 66-59 who will next play at Dorman… #3 Greenwood lost to Woodmont 60-43 who travels to Rock Hill for their next game…. #4 Mauldin lost to TL Hanna 46-37 who will now host Clover…. Second round games are tomorrow.
  • 5-A Boys: #1 Wade Hampton defeated Woodmont 81-53 and moves on to host Gaffney…. #2 Hillcrest defeated Easley 76-56 and travels to Dorman next… #3 Riverside defeated Westside 66-61 and travels to Fort Mill next… #4 Greenwood lost to TL Hanna 86-83 who will next host Spartanburg… Second round games take place Saturday.
  • 3-A Girls: #1 Newberry defeated Camden 86-46 and now moves on to host Pendleton… #2 Woodruff defeated Columbia 48-30 and now moves on to play at Seneca… #3 Mid-Carolina lost to Indian land 54-38 who now will play at Emerald… #4 Broome lost to Fairfield Central 48-28 who will now host Southside… All second round games are tonight.
  • 3-A Boys: Clinton defeated Indian land 80-70 and host Pendleton next… #2 Chapman defeated Fairfield central 86-75 and now travels to Seneca… #3 Newberry fell to Camden 75-73 who must next travel to Southside… #4 Broome was defeated by Chester 75-61 and Chester moves on to host Berea…All these second round games are tomorrow night.

2017 SCHSL & SCISA Bracket… If you would like to see any of the SCHSL basketball brackets for each classification or the SCISA brackets, look in the Featured Sports section of our home page or click here.


College Notes: It has been a while since we talked about the Division I college basketball rankings so let’s take care of that now.

  • Men’s AP Poll… The top 3 teams in this week’s poll are exactly the same as last week’s as Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas hold them down in that order… Baylor jumped up from 6 to 4 and Arizona jumped from 9 to5… The balance of the top10 in order are UCLA, Oregon, Louisville, West Virginia and North Carolina… South Carolina checks in at # 21 but will most likely drop next week after their loss to Arkansas last night… To see the entire poll, click here.
  • Women’s AP Poll… In the women’s AP Poll it is no surprise that UCon the winner of 100 consecutive games is still at the top but there was some shakeup below them… Maryland jumps up a spot to #2 and Mississippi State does the same going from 4 to 3… Baylor dropped from 2 to 4 and is tied for #4 with Florida State… spots 6-10 are occupied by South Carolina, Notre Dame, Texas, Washington and Stanford… To see the entire poll, click here.

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: The Lady Crusaders will play this Friday at 5 pm when they will face Mead Hall…. The game will take place at Heathwood Hall in Columbia… The boys will start tournament play on Saturday at 1 pm as they take on Covenant Christian… This game will also be at Heathwood Hall. 

This & That:

Travel Basketball Tryouts… Any young lady or man who is currently in grades 3 – 11 and thinks they might be interested in playing travel basketball needs to come to main gym at LDHS on Sunday, 2-19-17 between the hours of 4 and 6 pm… At that time LDHS Head Girls Coach Yoneko Allen will be answering questions about travel basketball and conducting tryouts… If you have any questions about this contact Coach Allen at 864-876-6016.