Sports Report for Monday, 11-13-2017

College Notes: The college basketball season kicked off over the weekend so let’s check on how Clemson, USC and PC did.

  • Clemson Men…  The Clemson Tigers had a pair of games over the weekend at Littlejohn Coliseum and on Friday they won their season opener over Western Carolina by a score of 85-57…. Clemson used a 22-2 run in the first half to push the score to 44-22 and never looked back… The Tigers had 4 players in double digits and if you want to find out who they were and other details on the game. click here…  Yesterday the Tigers won their second game of the season by taking an 87-63 win over the North Carolina A&T Aggies by a score of 87-53… The team had only 2 players in double digits and again of you want t see who they were and other dtails about the game, click here. .. The team returns to action Thursday as they travel to Charleston, SC to take on Ohio as part of the Gildan Charleston Classic in a 5pm contest that can be seen on ESPN2.
  • Clemson Women… The Lady Tigers also started the season of with a win as they defeated Kennesaw State 41-28 on Friday at Littlejohn… They had a 13-1 run to open up a lead and then held the Owls scoreless in the last 6 minutes of the game to take the win… For more information on the contest, click here… The host SC State tonight at 7 pm in a game you can only see if you subscribe to the ACC Network Extra

 

  • USC Men… Frank Martin and the Gamecock men’s basketball team helped open the new Jerry Richardson Indoor Arena by taking a 73-52 win over the Wofford Terriers up in Spartanburg last Friday night… South Carolina made 11 three-point shots in the game and controlled the boards to help take the win… For more information on the game, click here… The team will host Western Michigan tonight at 8pm as part of the Puerto Rico Tournament which had to be moved to the mainland due to hurricane damage… It can be seen on the SEC Network.
  • USC Women… The Lady Gamecocks opened their defense of their nation Championship Friday with a 99-31 win over the Lady Hornets of Alabama State in Columbia… The Lady Hornets took a brief 3-2 lead at the start of the game but the Gamecocks went on a 23-0 run and after that the Gamecocks were never threatened… For more information on the game, click here… The Gamecocks are on the road tonight as they travel to Maryland for a 7pm contest with the #13 ranked Lady Terrapins and you can catch that action on the SEC Network.

 

  • PC Men… The PC men’s basketball team dropped their season opener on Friday to the Tennessee Volunteers up in Knoxville by a score of 88-53… Devon Bell led PC with 20 points but that was not enough to overcome the Volunteers strong start in the game and control of the boards (39-28)… For more information on this contest, click here… The team had another game on Saturday as they hosted Johnson and the news is better here as PC battled back from a deficit and rallied to win the game 107-87… Reggie Dillard led the Blue Hose with a career-high 25 points… Again for more information on this contest, click here… The Blue Hose head up the road to N.C. State Nov. 16, for a 7 p.m., match-up, as part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Regional Bracket.
  • PC Women… The lady Blue Hose opened their season on Friday with a 77-50 loss to san Diego State out in San Diego… Courtney Storey led PC with 22 points… For more details on the game, click here… The Lady Blue Hose jumped right back into action yesterday as they took on the #7 ranked Lady Bruins of UCLA… The team showed a lot of fight as they fell 76-40 to the powerful Bruins… Cortney Storey again led PC with 18 points… Again for more information on the game, click here… The team returns to action Wednesday as they travel to USC Upstate in Spartanburg for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

 

 

 This & That:

  • Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Fridays… Each week the local coaches will recap the games their teams have played since the last meeting and the talk about the game that night… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at mowings@laurenscounty.org…. The next meeting will be Friday, November 17th and it will be Clemson – Carolina Day… The featured speakers Don Munson Voice of the Clemson Tigers and Clyde Wrenn USC Director of High School Relations… This is always a great meeting so make plans to attend!
  • 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run… The 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run is coming up on Saturday, December 9th… A few things have changed for this year and I want to make sure you are all aware of it… If you click here, you will open a flyer that has registration information, registration fee, sponsor levels and other information including the fact that you need to register by November 17th to avoid late registration fees… You will notice, a parent can complete a registration form AND register his/her children for the fun run on the same form… Also there are discounts for teams… New this year will be inflatables for those children that register for the fun run, a Dress like a Reindeer Costume Contest and a drop box to benefit the Toy Drive for the Laurens City Police…. Again click here for more information or call the YMCA at 984-2626
  • Breakfast with Santa… The Laurens family YMCA is also having Breakfast with Santa again this year on Saturday, December 16th… The tickets for this event will again be $5 and everyone entering MUST have a ticket… This covers the cost of breakfast, photo with Santa and lots of games, crafts and activities… Tickets will go sale at the front desk of the YMCA on November 1st… New This Year will be a Merry Market… They will have several small businesses set up “markets” for last minute Christmas gift purchasing… If you or someone you know that may be interested in participating in the Merry Market, please have them contact the YMCA at 984-2626… That is the number to call for more information about the event in total or click here to open up a flyer about the event.
  • Youth Basketball in Laurens… Youth basketball registration through the City of Laurens and the Laurens Family YMCA is now open… If your child is ages 3-6 or 13-15 they will register at the Laurens YMCA and they must do so by 1-2-2017… If you child is ages 7-12 they will register at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices located at The Ridge… Registration for these ages closes Dec. 1, 2017… The fee at either facility is $40 per child… Specific information for each league will be given out at the time of registration… If you have any questions you call the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation office at 681-7275 of the Laurens YMCA at 984-2626.
  • Youth Basketball and Cheer at Clinton YMCA… The Clinton Family YMCA is offering open registration for ‘Youth Basketball’ and Cheerleading for six (6) playing divisions and Cheer through the December 12th registration deadline…. To see complete information such as age groupings, fall-out dates, fees and who to call if you want more information, click here.

 

 

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