Sports Report for Friday, 12-29-2017

PC Notes:

  • The PC basketball teams have been idle for the last few days as they take a break for the holidays but their break ends tomorrow as they both get back into action at the Templeton Center… The women’s team will kick the action off at 2:00 pm when they host the Lady Paladins of Furman… Then at 4:00 pm the men will host Radford… Go ahead and make plans to attend this Saturday for a full afternoon of basketball at PC.

Local Notes:

Lady Raider Rumble Results… The Lady Red Devils and the Lady Raiders continued their participation in the Lady Raider Rumble yesterday at LDHS.

  • CHS 34 – BHP 29… In the first game yesterday in the tournament the Lady Red Devils faced off against the Lady Bears of BHP… Clinton suffered from shooting about as cold as the weather in the beginning of the game as they trailed 8-2 at the end of the first quarter… The Red Devils started chipping away at the lead in the second quarter and Savannah Campbell hit a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded to end the first half to put Clinton up by 3, 14-11… The Bears did come back and take a brief lead at the beginning of the third quarter but the Red Devils went on a 10-0 run in the last half of the third period to take a 25-17 lead into the fourth quarter… In the fourth quarter they stretched their lead to 33-19 and then held on to take the win… DeShanti Watts led the Red Devil scoring with 13 points and was the only Red Devil in double-digits… Other scoring for Clinton were Savannah Campbell with 7 points, Tinique Austin 4, Kailey Cheeks 3, Terriauna Bennett 3, Ashlyn Abercrombie 2, LaCola Massey 1 and Sara Olivia Stephens 1.
  • LDHS 49 – UC 46… The Lady Raiders were in action later in the afternoon and good news for Raider fans as they took a 49-46 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets of but it was not easy…. The Raiders also came out sluggish on offense and fell behind 17-7 at the end of the first quarter and 27-16 at the half… The Raiders started chipping away at the Union lead as they were able to force over 20 Union turnovers with the press and they were also able to get more rebounds than in the first half… By the end of the third quarter the score was tied 35-35… The score was tied 44-44 with 1:10 left to play but critical buckets by Qua Fortson and Alexus Espinosa proved to be the difference down that final minute of play… Jayla Mosley led the Raiders with 11 points… Others scoring for the Raiders included Espinosa who finished with 9 points, Cali Heisey 8, Fortson 5, Kay Moore 5, KT Burnside 2 and Portland Wallace 2.
  • GHS 52 – CHS 32… The Red Devils were in action again in the last game of the night at LDHS as they took on the Lady eagles for the second time in as many days… As you may recall the eagles took a 54-41 win the night before and once again they defeated the Red Devils this time by a score of 52-32… Clinton trailed 18-5 after the first 8 minutes of play and just could not make a run at Greenwood as their offense had trouble scoring with a large part of that due to the Greenwood press… The Red Devils were led in scoring by Savannah Campbell who had 10 points… Other Red Devils putting points on the board were Kailey Cheeks with 6 points, Ashlyn Abercrombie 4, Tinique Austin 4,
  • Today’s Schedule… 5:00 pm Clinton vs. Union County and at 6:30 Laurens vs Greenwood

Emerald City Classic Results

  • Greenwood 76 – Clinton 52… Yesterday afternoon the Red Devil boys’ team was back in action in the Emerald City Classic as they took on the Eagles of Greenwood HS… The news here is not what I like to report as the Red Devils fell to the eagles by a score of 76-52… The Red Devil offense struggled to get into gear at the start of the game as the Eagles jumped put to a 25-9 lead after the first 8 minutes of the game and then the eagles continued to outscore the Red Devils in every quarter but 1 (the second which Clinton took 11-9) to take the win… The Red Devils had 2 players in double-digits as Jahleed Cook had 13 points and JD Payne 10… Others scoring for Clinton were Zay Hurley 8, Zack James 5, BJ Bluford 4, Vilo Boyd 4, Ahmarie Bates 3, Zay Bennett 3 and Skyeland Holsonback 2… The Red Devils closeout their participation in the tournament as they take on the Ware Shoals Hornets today at 3:00 pm
  • LDHS 67 – BHP 64 OT… Now for Raider fans the news from the Emerald City Classic is better as the Raiders defeated the BHP Bears 67-64 in overtime… The Raiders jumped out to an 16-10 lead after the first quarter mainly on the play of Ryan Dacre and Carson Todd who combined for 12 of those 16 points… The teams went into the locker room with the Raiders leading 29-23 and also leading 44-37 going into the final 8 minutes of play… In the final quarter the Bears chipped away at the lead and when the horn sounded to end the fourth quarter, the game was tied 60-60… In the overtime the Raiders outscored the Bears 7-4 with Christian Anderson scoring 5 of the 7 points to take the win… Carson Todd led the Raiders in scoring with a game-high 23 points… Dee Foster and Christian Anderson were also in double-digits with 16 and 10 points respectively…  Others putting points on the board for the Raiders were Ryan Dacre 8, Josh Greene 5, Justin Anderson 3 and Ty Foster 1… The Raiders will now face the Emerald Vikings in the championship game tonight at 7:30.

Laurens Academy

  • G: Fort Mill 48 – LA 22… The Lady Crusader basketball team started their participation in the Lowes Classic Tournament in Chesnee yesterday morning by taking ion SCHSL Class-AAAAA Fort Mill Yellow Jackets…  The Yellow Jackets had a 7-3 record coming into the contest and when they final horn sounded they were 8-3 as they handed the Lady Crusaders their first loss of the season by a score of 48-22… F-M raced out to a 9-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 29-14 at the half and the Crusaders were never able to really get back in the game as they were held scoreless in the fourth quarter… Ruthie Moore led the Crusaders with 8 points… Others scoring for LA were Regan Williamson 6, Taylor Campbell 4 and both Julia Kerber and Jennifer Wu had 2 points each… The Lady Crusaders are now 12-1 on the season and will take on the Chapman Panthers this morning at Chesnee HS with tipoff scheduled for 10:00 am.

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… See above. 

Broadcast Notes

Raider Basketball Broadcast… Join us here Tuesday, 1-16-18 at 6:00 pm as we bring you all the action as the Laurens Raiders host the Riverside Warriors 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 BasketballOur next few middle school broadcast will be (starting about 5:00 pm and streamed on the internet at

  • Mon. 1-8-18 when Sanders host Laurens MS
  • Thur. 1-11-18 when Hickory tavern host Clinton MS White
  • Wed. 1-17-18 when Hickory tavern host Clinton MS Red
  • Thur. 2-1-18 when Laurens MS host Sanders.  

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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