Sports Report for Monday, 2-12-208

CHS

  • Lady Red Devils Open on the Road Tonight… The CHS Lady Red Devils will be on the road tonight as they travel to Pendleton to take on the Lady Bulldogs in first round action of Class-AAA playoffs… The Bulldogs finished first in Region I-AAA and have a 18-3 record and 7-1 in region play…  They are averaging 49.8 points per game while giving up 22.2 points per game… For those of you who want to follow the Red Devils the school’s physical address is 7324 Hwy. 187, Pendleton, SC 29670 for use with your GPS devices.

 

LDHS… The Raider varsity basketball teams closed out their seasons last Friday night as they traveled down to Greenwood HS to take on the Eagles.

  • G: Greenwood 42 – Laurens 38… The Lady Raiders closed out their season with a close 42-38 loss to the Lady Eagles… The Raiders kept the game close in the first quarter trailing 14-12 and the two teams battled about even the rest of the way but in the end the Eagles took their fourth win over the Raiders this season… Cali Heisey closed out her career by having a game-high 15 points to lead all scorers… Portland Wallace finished with 10 points, Qua Fortson 7, KB Burnside 2, KT Foggie 2 and Alexus Espinosa 2… The Lady Raiders finish their season with an 8-15 overall and 2-8 in region play.
  • B: Laurens 64 – Greenwood 60… Now the news is better for Raider fans where the boys are concerned as the Raiders ended their regular season with a 64-60 win over the Eagles… The Raiders jumped put to a 19-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and 28-24 at the half but trailed 45-40 going into the final 8 minutes of play… Greenwood stretched their lead to as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter but the Raiders fought back going on an 11-3 run and decided the game on a pair of free throws by Christian Anderson and a dunk by Carson Todd with two seconds left in the game… Dee foster led the Raiders with 16 points while also finishing in double-digits were Justin Anderson with 15 points and Ryan Dacre with 11… Todd and Christian Anderson both finished with 8 points each and Josh Greene 4… The Raiders finish their season with a 10-14 overall record and 3-7 in region play.

 

Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusader basketball teams were involved in region tournament action this weekend down at Greenwood Christian…. The semifinals were on Friday and the finals on Saturday.

Friday Results:

  • G: LA 29 – WW King 14… In the first game for the varsity girls, the Crusaders took a 29-14 win over the Lady Knights of WW King… The Crusaders jumped on top 11-0 after the first quarter and then held the Knights scoreless again in the third quarter in route to the win… Taylor Campbell led all scorers with 21 points… Blair Quarles had 4 points, Jennifer Wu 2 and Hannah Stribling 2…. With the win the Lady Crusaders advanced to the finals Saturday.
  • B: Anderson Christian 86 – LA 33… In the boys’ semifinals, the news is not as good for Crusader fans as the Crusaders had to face a red-hot Anderson Christian Lions team as they fell to the Lions 86-33… The Lions put 26 points on the board in the first quarter compared to the Crusaders 8 and continued to “put the petal to the metal” in each of the next 2 quarters only letting up in the final quarter… Noah Moore led the Crusaders with 12 points and Joshua Moore had 10… Luke Kerber finished with 4 points, Wil Tindal 3, Dawson Foster 2 and Thomas Lowry 2…. The Crusaders finished 4th in the region and will await the SCISA Tournament seedings to see if they made it in.

Saturday

  • G: LA 45 – Richard Winn Academy 23… In the region finals on Saturday, the Lady Crusaders made it two Region II Tournament Championships in a row as they took a 45-23 win over the Richard Winn Eagles… The Crusaders jumped out to an 11-2 lead after the first 8 minutes of play and expanded it to 31-13 at the half… The Crusaders came out in the third quarter and outscored the Eagles 12-4 and then went on to claim the championship…. Taylor Campbell led all scorers with 17 points… Florence Mitchell finished with 10 points, Ruthie Moore 8, Blair Quarles 4, Jennifer Wu 4 and Regan Williamson 2.

Varsity Post-Season Honors

  • Wil Tindall – All Tournament team
  • Joshua Moore & Noah Moore – All Region team
  • Florence Mitchell – All Tournament team
  • Blair Quarles- All Region team,
  • Taylor Campbell- Region Tournament MVP, Region Co-MVP
  • Ruthie Moore – Region Co-MVP,
  • Coach Jason Marlett – Region Coach of the Year

Note… Tomorrow I will have news on the how the Middle School teams did in the tournament

 

Middle School… The Little River Middle School basketball Conference will close out its season tonight with the conference tournament championship games taking place at LDHS

  • 6:00 pm… Girls Championship… Mid-Carolina Rebels vs. Hickory Tavern Panthers
  • 7:15 pm… CMS Red Wildcats vs. Newberry Tigers

 

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 TBD

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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