Sports Report for Monday, 12-18-2017

Local Notes:

CHS …Last Friday the Clinton Red Devils hosted the Ware Shoals Hornets.

  • G: CHS 43 – WS 8…. In girls’ action, the Lady Red Devils took a dominating 43 – 8 win over the Lady Hornets… Clinton’s defense held the Hornets to no points in the first quarter and only 1 in the final quarter while the offense scored early and often… Deshanti Watts led all scorers with 14 points and was the only player in double digits…Kailey Cheeks had 9 points, Terriauna Bennett 8, Savannah Campbell 6, Lacola Massey 3, Dianna Martin 2 and Keyonie Reed 1… The Red Devils are now 2-6 on the season.
  • B: CHS 95 – WS 57… Now the boys’ game was a little more competitive as the Red Devils only led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter… By the time the buzzer blew to signal the start of halftime Clinton led 43-34… The second half was owned by the Red Devils as they outscored the Hornets 52-23 to take a 95-57 win…. The Red Devils were led by Vilo Boyd who had a game-high 32 points all but 6 of which came in the second half… Zay Hurley and Jahleed Cook were also in double-digits with 18 &12 points respectively… Others putting points on the board for Clinton were BJ Bluford 6, Zay Bennett 6, Ty Priestley 6, Qua Quarles 5, Konnor Richardson 5, Zack James 3 and Ahmarie Bates 2… The team is now 6-3 on the season.

LDHS… The Laurens Raiders played host to the Emerald Vikings in the main gym at LDHS last Friday night…

  • G: Emerald 64 – Laurens 56… In the first game of the evening, the Vikings remained undefeated as they took a 64-56 win…  The two teams played close the first half as the Vikings only led 27-25 at the half… Emerald started pulling away in the third quarter outscoring the Laurens 13-6in the third quarter and then went on to take the win… Each time the Raiders tried to make a run in the second half the Vikings always had an answer… The Raiders had three players in double-digits as Qua Fortson had 16 points, Cali Heisey 12 and Aija Davis 11… Lamoria Allen had 6 points, Sandajah Vance 4, Paula Abrams & Hannah Wiles 2 each and rounding out the scoring for the Raiders with 1 point each were KB Burnside, KT Foggie and Portland Wallace… The Lady Raiders are now 3-5 on the season.
  • B: Laurens 82 – Emerald 79… All season long if you ask Raider boys coach Ryan Walker who is the leading player on the team he would tell you that when we win we do it by committee and that was certainly the case Friday as the Raiders had 4 players score in double-digits as they defeated the Vikings 82-79 in overtime to run their record to 3-6 on the season… The 4 players were Carson Todd with 22 points, Christian Anderson with 16, Connor Dunlap with 12 and Ryan Dacre with 10… The Raiders led 48-33 at the half and had double-digit leads at times in the second half but the Vikings behind Jamil Martin’s 41 points would not go away and kept cutting into the Raiders lead and managed to tie the game at 71 all at the end of regulation and send the game into overtime… In the overtime the two teams went back and forth and the Raiders led 80-79 with 7.1 seconds left when Christian Anderson hit two free throws that proved to be the nails in the Emerald coffin…. Others scoring for the Raiders were Dee Foster with 6 points, and J’von Harris with 1… The Raiders are now 3-6 on the season.

Laurens Academy

Friday… On Friday the Crusader traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Oakbrook Prep Knights

  • G: LA 46 – OP 38… In varsity girls action the Crusader took a 46-38 win but it was not as easy as their 10 previous win… The Crusaders only led 22-17 at the half and the Knights outscored them in the third quarter 18-16 to make the score 38-35 Crusaders going into the final quarter of play… In the final 8 minutes the Crusaders held the Knights to just 3 points while they scored 8 to clinch the win… Ruthie Moore led all scorers with 20 points and 6 of them came in the crucial fourth quarter… Taylor Campbell had 14 points, Regan Williamson 6, Blair Quarles 4 and Florence Mitchell 2.
  • Boys… Sorry but I did not get the boys results I’ll try to get those today and also bring you details on a couple of games the Crusader varsity teams played in Newberry on Saturday where the girls took a 52-29 win over Oakbrook Prep and the boys took a 46-42 win over Oakbrook Prep.

Sports Schedules for this Week

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

  • Monday (12-21-17) Middle school teams and varsity boys host Oakbrook Prep starting at 4:00 pm.
  • Dec. 28, 29 & 30… Varsity girls will participate in Lowes Classic Tournament at Chesnee.

  Broadcast Notes

  • Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Thursday, 12-21-17 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Spartanburg Vikings in a girls / boys doubleheader of varsity basketball at the LDHS main gym… And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at
  • Middle School BasketballOn Monday, December 18th the Hickory Tavern Panther boys’ basketball team will travel to Gray Court-Owings to take on their arch rival Tigers… We plan on bringing you all the action starting just about 5:00 pm… You can also hear it live on the internet at

This & That:

  • 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 would have registered at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices located at The Ridge… Registration for these ages closed 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.
  • Christians United Co-ed BasketballThe Laurens Family YMCA is starting a co-ed basketball league for church youth groups ages 13 – high school senior… Each team will have 6 members and play 4 vs. 4 games… The registration fee will be 4$0 and the games will start 1-9-18 and the deadline for registration is 12-30-17… Registration is done through the youth minister at each church… For more information call the Y at 984-2626.
  • Laurens Baseball Winter CampRaider Head Baseball Coach Tori Patterson has announced that there will be a hitting camp at the LDHS Hitting Facility on Saturday, 1-13-18… The camp will run from noon – 3:00 pm and is open to 5th thru 8th graders… In addition to Coach Patterson instructors will be current Raider Hitting Coach Allen Staton and another former Raider baseball player Thomas Jones who plays minor league baseball for the Marlins… The cost of the camp is only $25 and will be paid in cash at the start of the camp… The deadline to register is 1-5-18 to register click on the link below and once you have registered send the form to Coach Patterson by email to:… The link for the registration form is:


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