Sports Report for Thursday, 12-21-2017

Local Notes:

CHS… The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Chester Cyclones last night in their last games before the Christmas break.

  • G: Clinton 43 – Chester 35… In girls’ action, the Red Devils won their third game in a row as they defeated the Cyclones 43-35 improving their season record to 4-6… The Red Devils outscored the Cyclones 10-8 in the first quarter and led 22-16 at the half… The Cyclones tried to rebound in the third quarter and cut the Clinton lead to just 2 points (32-30) going into the final 8 minutes of the game… The Red Devils made sure that they would not complete the comeback by outscoring them 11-5 in fourth quarter insuring the win…. Terriauna Bennett led all scorers with 11 points… Others scoring for Clinton were Savannah Campbell 9, DeShanti Watts 7, Kailey Cheeks 5 Ashlyn Abercrombie and Tinique Allen 4, Aaliyah Johnston 2 and Sara Olivia Stephens 1.
  • B: Chester 69 – Clinton 55… Now the news is not quite as good where the boys are concerned as the Cyclones took a 69-55 win over the Red Devils… The Cyclones jumped on top 21-14 in the first 8 minutes of the game and then went on to take a 56-39 lead going into the fourth quarter by outscoring Clinton in each of the other two quarters to that point… In the final quarter the Red Devils did outscore the Cyclones 16-13 but it was too little too late… Clinton was led by Jahleed Cook who had 15 points and JD Payne who had 13… Others putting points on the board for Clinton were Zay Hurley with 9, Ty Priestly 5, Zack James 5, Zay Bennett 4, Vilo Boyd 2, and Konnor Richardson 2… County early season tournaments the Red Devils are now 7-4 on the season.
  • Tuesday (12-19-17) B: Clinton 59 – Ware Shoals 48… Yesterday I did not have the score of the Clinton boys’ game at Ware Shoals but I do have it now and I am glad to report that the Red Devils took a 59-48 win over the Hornets… The Red Devils came out a little colder than the Hornets in the first quarter as the Hornets led 17-8 at its end… However Clinton came back and outscored the Hornets 27-6 in the second quarter to take a 35-23 lead into the locker room at the half and then went on to win the third and fourth quarters to take make the final 71-44… Vilo Boyd had a game-high 18 points to lead the Red Devils and Zay Bennett had 14 points with 10 of them coming in the big second quarter for the Red Devils… Jahleed Cook finished with 10 points, Zack James 6, Ahmarie Bates 5, BJ Bluford 5, Zay Hurley 5, Ty Priestly 4 and Mark Wise 4.

LDHS… The Laurens Raider sub-varsity teams traveled to Spartanburg last night to take on the Vikings.

  • JVG: Spartanburg 60 – Laurens 11… Scoring for Laurens were: Destyne Wells 6, Kiereny Allen 3 & Jakayla Young 2.
  • 9th Grade Boys: Spartanburg 56 – Laurens 28… In 9th grade boys’ action, the Vikings took a56-28 win over the Raiders… The Raiders led 11-8 after the first quarter but trailed 18-13 at the half… Turnovers doomed the Raiders in the second half and they just could not keep pace with the Vikings fast offense though they never stopped trying…Shamare Dendy led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points… Rashun Kennedy had 5 points, Kavion Pulley 3, Chase Jackson 3, JQ Fair 3 and Nick Cook 2.
  • JVB: Laurens 39 – Spartanburg 24… In the last game of the evening, its better news as the Raider boys JV team took a 39-24 win over the Vikings…. The Raiders jumped out to a 21 – 10 lead at the half and broke the game open in the third quarter where they held the Vikings scoreless while adding 11 points to their lead in that quarter… Dra Copeland had a game-high 11 points to lead the Raiders and was the only Raider in double-digits… Other putting points on the board for the Raiders were Rob Gilliam 8, Tre Williams 5, Jamir Booker 4, Amaija Hill , Jackson Mahon 2, Kentavious Williams 2, Nigel Owens 2 and Aiden Pridgen 1.

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

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

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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