Sports Report for Tuesday, 1-2-2018

PC Notes:

  • W: PC 76 – Furman 75 OT… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team ended their holiday break last Saturday as they hosted the Lady Paladins of Furman… Good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took a 76-75 win in overtime… This was a comeback win for PC as they trailed the Paladins by as many as 14 points but managed to comeback and tie the game at 70-70 to send it into overtime… As she has for most of the season, Cortney Storey led PC with 24 points… For more information on this contest, click here…The Blue Hose improved their record to 3-8 on the season and will host the Liberty Flames tonight at the Templeton Center as they start the conference portion of their schedule.
  • M: Radford 78 – PC 62…. Now the news is not as good where the men are concerned as they hosted Radford last Saturday but Radford broke open a tight three-point game with a 20-3 run in the second half to defeat the PC 78-62 in the Big South opener for both teams… PC had cut the Radford lead to just 3 (52-49) with 13:36 left to play in the game when the Highlanders went on the 20-3 run to put PC in a hole they could not climb out of…. For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 7-7 on the season and will travel to Longwood tomorrow for a 7:00 pm contest

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • Todd named Tournament MVP… A follow-up note to the Raiders winning the Emerald City Classic Tournament last week, Carson Todd was named the Tournament MVP… Todd finished the tournament with 43 points and in the championship game on Friday he had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 steals… Congratulations to Carson on the award and again to the team for winning the tournament.

College Notes: A quick recap of some of the bowl games yesterday….

  • Outback Bowl… SC 26 – Michigan 19… In case you missed it, the Gamecocks came back from a 19-3 deficit to take a 26-19 win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl… It truly was a game of 2 different halves as the Gamecock miscues and lack of offense was the story in the first half… That completely turned around in the second half as the Gamecocks scored 23 unanswered points when Michigan had problems with miscues and the Gamecock defense… For more details on this game, click here… The Gamecocks finish the season 9-4 and that is just the seventh time the Gamecocks have had 9 or more wins in a season.
  • Rose Bowl… Georgia 54 – Oklahoma 48 in 2OT….  Arguably the best game of the day yesterday was Georgia’s 54-48 double overtime win over Oklahoma in the Rose to punch their ticket to the national Championship game in Atlanta next week… The Bulldogs trailed 31-17 at the half but came back to take the lead, lose the lead and tie the game in the second half… In the second OT they blocked an Oklahoma field goal to set the stage for the winning TD by Sony Michel… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Sugar Bowl… Alabama 24 – Clemson 6… In case you did not stay up until after midnight last night, Alabama got a measure of revenge last night as they defeated Clemson 24-6 to punch their ticket to the National Championship Game against Georgia next Monday… The bottom line in this game is that the Alabama defense throttled the Clemson offense not allowing the Tigers into the end zone and making them settle for two field goals… The Clemson defense did not play all that bad as more than a few of Bama’s points came from Clemson turnovers or were set up by Tiger turnovers giving the Tide a short field to work with… For more information on this game, click here… The Tigers end their season 12-2 in a year when many thought they would be rebuilding… That’s not bad rebuilding for sure.
  • Other Bowl Results… If you would like to check on the bowl results from yesterday or before, click here and it will carry you to the NCAA posting of all bowl games.

 

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… 1-5-18: Middle school and varsity boys at Anderson Christian. 

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 www.wlbg.com.

Middle School BasketballOur next few middle school broadcast will be (starting about 5:00 pm and streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com):

  • 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.
  • 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: kjpatterson@laurens55.org… The link for the registration form is:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16iW5g4GtwNj4ncU4Tyy-JV2odlAgUT8lcfz877d0HnU/edit#

 

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