Sports Report for Friday, 2-9-2018

PC Notes:

  • W: PC 64 – Winthrop 58… The Lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled to Rock Hill last Tuesday to take on the Winthrop eagles… A 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter helped to lift the Blue Hose to a 64-58 win over the eagles… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will host Longwood at the Templeton center tomorrow at 2:00 pm.
  • M: Winthrop 63 – PC 49… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team traveled to Winthrop last Wednesday to take on the Eagles… The news here is not as good as it was for the Lady Blue Hose as the Eagles used a 28-9 run in the final 8 minutes of the game to take a 63-49 win over the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here…. The team will host Charleston Southern tomorrow about 4:00 pm or 45 minutes after the Lady Blue Hose finish their game with Longwood.

Local Notes:

CHS… The Clinton Red Devil varsity basketball teams traveled up to Woodruff HS last night to play a couple of tie breaking games.

  • G: Chapman 46 – Clinton 40… In the first game for 3rd place in the region, the Lady Red Devils fell to the Lady Panthers of Chapman by a score of 46-40… The Red Devils scored the first two points of the game but Chapman then scored 9 unanswered points to go up 11-8 at the end of the first quarter… The Panthers continued to outscore the Red Devils in the next two quarters as turnovers plagued them Red Devils and the score was 31-25 going to final 8 minutes of play… Clinton closed the gap to 1 as the score stood 38-37 Chapman with 2:29 remaining but could get no closer… DeShanti Watts led the Red Devils with 18 points… Savannah Campbell had 12 points, Kailey Cheeks 8 and Sara Olivia Stephens 2… The Red Devils finished fourth in the region and will travel to Pendleton to open the playoff Monday.
  • B: Newberry 72 – Clinton 60… In the second game at Woodruff, the Red Devils faced off against Newberry for first place in the region… The Red Devils led 16-15 at end of first quarter but Newberry fought back to take a 32-28 lead into the locker room at the half… Newberry started third quarter with 9 unanswered points and was the main reason they had 53-39 going into last quarter… Clinton tried to come back and midway through fourth quarter cut the Bulldogs lead to single digits but could get no closer… Jahleed Cook led the Red Devils with 17 points… Zack James finished with 12 points, Vilo Boyd & Zay Bennett had 8 each, Ty Priestly 6, Zay Hurley 4, JD Payne 3 and Konnor Richardson 2…  Next Tuesday Clinton will host the winner of the Seneca vs. Pendleton game that takes place tonight in first round playoff action.

 

LDHS…  Tonight the Laurens Raiders will travel down to Greenwood for their last regular season games.

 

 

Laurens Academy… The Crusaders continue play in their region championship tournament this weekend at Greenwood Christian

  • Friday… Varsity girls will play at 7:00 pm and the varsity boys will play at 8:30
  • Saturday… The Crusader MS boys’ team will play for the championship at 1:15 against WW King and if the varsity teams win Friday night the girls’ championship game will be at 3:00 pm and the boys’ at 4:30 all at Greenwood Christian.

 

Middle School Basketball Little River Conference Tournament Results

  • B: CMS-R 36 – HT 34 in OT… In the boys’ semifinals last night, the CMS Red Wildcats took an exciting come from behind 36-34 win over the Hickory Tavern Panthers in overtime… The Panthers led 19-16 at the half and then stretched that lead to 29-18 going into the fourth quarter… The Wildcats defense stepped up and held the Panthers scoreless in the fourth quarter while their offense managed to score enough points to tie the game at 29-29 and send it into overtime… There the Wildcats scored 7 points to the Panthers 5 to take the win… The Wildcats AnQuavious Mims had a game-high 14 points to lead the Wildcats… Others scoring for CMS were jay Cheeks with 9 points, Jykorie Gary 7 and Kaleb Richardson 6… For the Panthers Blake Nelson was the leading scorer with 9 points…Dylan Miller finished with 8 points, Preston Mahon 7 and both Thomas Willis and Josh Cureton had 5 points… The Wildcats will face the Newberry Tigers in the conference championship game Monday at LDHS  following the girls’ championship game between Hickory Tavern and Mid-Carolina that starts at 6:00 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… See above.

 

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.
  • 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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