Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-10-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… The Red Devils traveled down to Prosperity last night to take on region for the Mid-Carolina Rebels.

  • G: Clinton 52 – Mid-Carolina 30… The Lady Red Devils wasted little time in taking care of business last night as they held the Rebels scoreless in the first quarter taking an 18-0 lead at its end and then only allowed the Rebels 4 points in the second quarter to take a 30-4 lead into the locker room at the half and then went on to take a 52-30 win over the Rebels… Coach Gardner said his “team played well throughout and it was a great team effort”… Savanah Campbell and DeShanti Watts led all scorers with 15 points each… Others putting points on the board for Clinton were Terriauna Bennett with 13 points, Dianna Martin 3 an with 2 points each were LaCola Mosley, Kailey Cheeks and Ashlyn Abercrombie… The team is now 7-9 overall and 1-1 in region play.
  • B: Clinton 67 – Mid-Carolina 47… In the second game of the evening, the Red Devil boys took a 67-47 win over the Rebels to complete the sweep… The Rebels kept the game close as Clinton only led 28-20 going into the locker room at the half… The Red Devils stepped up the offense a notch in the third quarter outscoring the Rebels 24-17 and then continued to pull away in the fourth quarter… JD Payne and Zay Bennett led all scorers with 16 points each… Jahleed Cook and Ty Priestly were also in double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively… Zay Hurley added 7 points, Zack James 3, Vilo Boys 2 and Mark Wise 2… The Red Devils improver their overall record to 10-6 and go to 2-0 in region play.

LDHS… The Raiders were also on the road as they traveled to Mauldin last night to take on the Mavericks in the first games of region play for the Raiders.

  • G: Laurens 56 – Mauldin 48… In girls’ action, the two teams battled back and forth but when the final buzzer sounded the Raiders had taken a 56-48 win over the Lady Mavs… Mauldin led 12-10 at the end of the first quarter but the Raiders fought back to take a 29-24 lead at the half as Qua Fortson had 11 of her game-high 26 points in the second quarter… Mauldin cut the Raider lead to 37-34 going into the final quarter of play but the Raiders would not let them get closer as they hit clutch baskets and free throws down the stretch to take the win…  In addition to Fortson’s 26 points Sandajah Vance was also in double-digits with 12 points… MK Moore finished with 7 points, Cali Heisey 6, Ashanti Conway 3 and Aija Davis 2… The Raiders even their season record at 7-7 and their region record is 1-0.
  • B: Mauldin 63 – Laurens 52… Now the news is not as good where the Raider boys’ team is concerned as they lost a tough on to the Mavericks by a score of 63-52… The two teams played to a 14-14 tie for the first 8 minutes of the game and then the Raiders led 31-27 at the half… As the fourth quarter started the Raiders led by 4 (44-40) but they went cold in the fourth quarter and the Mavs got hot outscoring the Raiders 23-8 to take the comeback win… Josh Green and Carson Todd led the Raiders with 14 points each… Ryan Dacre had finished with 8 points while Ty Foster and Christian Anderson had 5 points each… Justin Anderson, Dee Foster and J’von Harris all contribute 2 points each… The Raiders fall to 7-8 overall and 0-1 in region play.

Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders played host to the Richard Winn Academy Eagles in conference play.

  • G: LA 38 – RWA 32… The Lady Crusaders had a little bit of a struggle with the Lady Eagles last night but in the end they did prevail by defeating the Eagles 38-32…. The Eagles actually had an 11-9 lead after the first 8 minutes of play but the Crusaders came back to lead 20-17 at the half… The Eagles closed the gap to just 2 points entering the fourth quarter as the Crusaders only led 29-27.. The Crusaders then outscored the Eagles 9-5 in the final quarter to seal the win… Ruthie Moore led the Crusaders with 18 points and Taylor Campbell was also in double-digits with 13 points… Blair Quarles finished with 5 points while both Julia Kerber and Jennifer Wu had 1 each… The Crusaders improve their record to 16-1 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.
  • B: RWA 38 – LA 33… The boys’ game was very similar to the girls in that the Crusaders fell behind early (23-12 at the half) but they could not come back as the girls did as the Eagles took a tight 38-33 win over the Crusaders… To their credit, the Crusaders did outscore the Eagles 21-15 in the second half but they just could not get over the hump… Joshua Moore had a game-high 15 points to lead the Crusaders… Noah Moore, Dawson Foster and Wil Tindall all finished with 6 points each… The Crusaders fall to 4-11 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.

Middle School Basketball… The LMS Tigers and the Sanders Yellow Jackets played round one of their annual rivalry last night at LDHS.

  • G: LMS 24 – Sanders 5… In the girls’ game, the Lady Tigers took a 24-5 win in a game that was never really in doubt… Sanders had trouble handling the ball and committed numerous turnovers and could only manage to score 5 points in the third quarter… Johndelyn Grant led the Tigers with 11 points, Nadia Anderson finished with 10, Angel Johnson 2 and Wymaya Given 1…. Haylie Cannon scored 3 for the Yellow Jackets and Amillion Evans had 2.
  • B: LMS 50 – Sanders 41 in 2 OT… In the second game of the evening, the Tigers completed the sweep of the Yellow Jackets by taking a 50-41 win but it took them two overtimes to do so… Sanders actually led 9-0 at the end of the first quarter and 11-8 at the half… The Tigers came back and took a 21-15 lead going into the fourth quarter… Sanders came roaring back and with 4 seconds left in regulation Tyquavis Johnson hit a three-point shot to tie the game at 33 all and send it into overtime… The two teams went back and forth but with 8.5 seconds left on the clock LMS had a 41-38 lead… At that point the LMS coach was hit with a couple of technical fouls and Johnson went to the free throw line for 4 free throws… He missed the first but made the other three to tie the game at 41 all and send it into the second overtime… In the second overtime fouls caught up with the Yellow jackets as Johnson and the best ball handler on the team (DJ Barksdale) fouled out and Sanders could not score while the Tigers did to win the game… For the Tigers Isaiah Craig had a game-high 20 points and Devon Redd was also in double-digits with 11 points… Zy’Tavius Todd finished with 9 points, Waldrick Burnside 6 Jay Pulley 2 and Carmello Mosley 2…. Sanders was led in scoring T. Johnson who finished with 18 points while DJ Barksdale had 17… Gemire Darden, Jackson Edwards and Isaiah Pearson each had 2 points.

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 AcademyThursday Crusaders host PAC & St Joseph’s and Friday Crusaders travel to Greenwood 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

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

  • 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.


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