Sports Report for Wednesday, 2-7-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… Last night the Clinton Red Devils hosted the Woodruff Wolverines in a pair of Region III-AAA that closed out the Red Devils’ regular season on Senior Night.

  • G: Woodruff 48 – Clinton 40 In the first game, the Lady Red Devils jumped out to an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter but the Wolverines came back to take a 27-21 lead at the half… The Wolverines then outscored the Red Devils 14-7 in the third quarter to take a 41-28 lead into the fourth quarter and though they tried the Red Devils could not climb out of the hole as they fell 48-40…. Kailey Cheeks led the Red Devils in scoring with 14 points…  DeShanti Watts finished with 13 points, Savannah Campbell 6, Dana Kinard 4, Ashlyn Abercrombie 2 and Dianna Martin 1… The loss means that Clinton and Chapman are tied for the #3 spot in the region and they will play a tie-breaking game at Woodruff tomorrow with tipoff slated for 6:00 pm
  • B: Clinton 55 – Woodruff 47… The Red Devil boys’ team finished their regular season schedule with a 55-47 win over the Wolverines thus placing them in a tie with Newberry for the #1 spot in the region… The Red Devils held a 22-19 lead at the half but came out of the locker room and outscored the Wolverines 18-10 to take a 40-29 lead into the final 8 minutes of play and then held off the Wolverines in the final quarter to take the win… Afterwards Coach Eddie Romines stated “I’m so proud of my team… We were 2-2 and had lost 2 close games in a row( by 3 points each) but we didn’t quit and won 6 region games in a row to claim a share of the region championship… However, tonight’s game was not our best effort. I give credit to Woodruff, they got after us tonight… We were not sharp tonight on offense or defense, but we found a way to win… We must play better on offense and defend better Thursday night against Newberry to have a chance to win. Hopefully, we will be ready to play.”…   Jahleed Cook had a game-high 16 points to lead Clinton and Zay Hurley finished in double-digits with 14… Vilo Boyd scored 8 points, Ty Priestly 6, Zay Bennett 5, Zack Jones 3, Ahmarie Bates 2 and PJ Bluford 1…. Clinton and Newberry will break the tie in a game tomorrow at Woodruff after the Clinton vs. Chapman girls’ game.

 

LDHS… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Hillcrest Rams in their last home games of the regular season last night and it was Senior Night.

  • G: Hillcrest 57 – Laurens 42… In the first game the Lady Rams took a 57-42 won over the Raiders where they jumped out to a 17-9 lead after the first 8 minutes of play and the Raiders were never able to get enough offense going to catch back up… Turnovers plagued both teams but the Raiders had 3 times the number of turnovers than the Rams did in the first half… Alexus Espinosa led the Raiders with 12 points….Qua Fortson finished with 9 points, Cali Heisey 8 and Sandajah Vance 4… Finishing with 2 points each were Jayla Mosley, KT Foggie, Lamoria Allen and Portland Wallace… Ashanti Conway had 1 point.
  • B: Hillcrest 65 – Laurens 33… The Rams completed the sweep of the Raiders last night by taking a 65-33… The Raiders could not get the shots to fall in the first quarter as they managed only 2 points while the Rams scored 15… The Raider offense did pick up after that but the Rams stilled outscored them in each of the reaming quarters to take the win…  Ty Foster led the Raiders with 8 points…. Josh Greene, Carson Todd and Dee Foster all had 6 points each for the Raiders while Christian Anderson finished with 3and both Connor Dunlap & Justin Anderson had 2 each.

 

Laurens Academy

  • B: LA 56 – WWK 22… The Crusader boys’ team was in action yesterday afternoon as the traveled to Newberry Academy to take on the Knights in first round action in the SCISA Region 2-A Basketball Tournament… The ride back from Newberry most likely seemed shorter than the one going down as the Crusaders took a 56-22 win over the Knights… The Crusaders jumped out to a 21-5 after the first 8 minutes of and 37-9 at the half… The Crusaders held the Knights scoreless in the third quarter and never looked back… Joshua Moore led the Crusaders with 19 points and Noah Moore had 13… Others scoring were Luke Kerber with 6, Wil Tindall 5, Charlton McCall 3, Thomas Lowry 3, Dawson Foster 2, Jared Dian 2, Ryan Anderson 2 and Alejandro Romero 1… They will now play Anderson Christian at Greenwood Christian and I’ll try to get that time for you before Friday.
  • Joshua Moore Scores 1000th Point…. Congratulations go out to Joshua Moore on becoming the 5th Crusader boy to score 1000 points in his career yesterday!

 

Middle School Basketball

Results in boys’ action the first round of the Little River Basketball Conference Tournament at CMS last night you had the following results:

  • Southside Christian 28 – CMS-White 24
  • CMS-Red 41 – Gray Court-Owings 20

Today’s Schedule… Girls 2nd Round at Hickory Tavern

  • CMS-W vs. Mid-Carolina at 5 pm.
  • Southside Christian vs. Hickory Tavern at about 6:15 pm

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 Friday 2-9-18… Play at Greenwood Christian in second round action of SCISA Region 2-A Tournament

 This & That:

  • Clinton YMCA Youth Baseball and Girls Softball… Registration is now open for youth baseball and girls softball at the Clinton YMCA… Co-ed instructional baseball is open to youth ages 3-6 in two different groupings… Youth ages 7-12 will be playing regulation baseball in 3 different age appropriate groupings that have their own special rules… Girls’ softball will be available for young ladies 7-13 in two different age groups with their own special rules… Registration for all of these will close on Tuesday, 2-13-2018… Now for more information as to cost, age divisions, fallout dates and more you contact the YMCA at 833-1555 or click here to open a PDF document with more information.
  • City of Laurens and Laurens Family YMCA Youth Baseball & Softball… Youth Baseball and Softball Registrations are now underway at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department headquarters The Ridge and at the Laurens YMCA… The Cost is $60 and depending on your age you will either register at The Ridge or at the Laurens YMCA… Ages 3-6 will register at the YMCA for Wee Ball and Tee Ball… Ages 7/8 Coaches Pitch, 9/10 Minors and 11/12 Majors will register at the Ridge…. 13-15 Will Register at the YMCA… Cost includes uniform and insurance…The deadline for registration is February 8th… Skill evaluations for ages 7-12 will be February 10th at Laurens City Park… For more information contact the Laurens City Parks & Recreation Dept. at 864-681-7275 or the Laurens Family YMCA at 864-984-2626.
  • 2018 Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced…  The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting into their second class on March 22, 2018 at The Ridge the city of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department headquarters. The five who will enter the hall this year are Ricky Foggie, Bobby Ivey, Kinard Littleton, Sam Owns and Truman Owens… Now for more information about each of these worthy inductees, a reminder of who was in last year’s class, information about how they were selected and ticket information for the induction banquet, click here…. Congratulations to them all!

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