Sports Report for Monday, 2-19-2018

Local Notes:


  • Camden 65 – Clinton 61 OT… The Clinton Red Devil boys’ basketball team had to board the bus last Friday and travel down to Camden to take on the Bulldogs in second round action of the Class-AAA playoffs… It was a close game in which Clinton led by 5 with about a minute to go but the Bulldogs managed to tie the game at 55-55 at the end of regulation and send it into overtime… In the overtime the Bulldogs outscored the Red Devils 10-6 to take a 65-61 win over the Red Devils thus ending Clinton’s season… Clinton trailed 14-11 after the first 8 minutes of play but came back in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead into the locker room at the half… The Red Devils lead was due In part to the fact that JD Payne had 18 points in the first half with 12 of them coming in the second quarter and 6 of those 12 points were on a pair of three-point goals… The Bulldogs found a way to shut him down in the second half as he went scoreless the remainder of the game but Clinton still led 38-36 going into the final quarter of play… In the overtime the Bulldogs went to the free throw line 9 times making 8 of them while the Red Devils only shot one free throw and made it in the overtime…  After the game Coach Eddie Romines commented “We played really well for most of the game. We had the game in our hands ( up 5 with about 1 minute left) but let it slip away. Camden has a good team and I congratulate them. I want to thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to coach such a great group of guys. It’s been a pleasure to coach these guys. We had a great season. We finished 16-8, went 8-2 in region play (tied Newberry for 1st) and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs. I want to thank my players and assistant coaches for all their hard work this season. I want to thank all of the students, cheerleaders, family, and fans for their support this season.’… In addition to Payne’s team high 18 points, Zay Hurley was also in double-digits with 12 points… Others scoring for Clinton were Jahleed Cook and Zack James with 8 points each, Zay Bennett 7, Vilo Boys 4, Ty Priestly 2 and Konnor Richardson 2… Congratulations to the Red Devils on a great season!.


LDHS… I’ll have news on the Raiders participation in the Upper State Class-AAAAA Individual Wrestling Tournament that took place at LDHS tomorrow.


Laurens Academy… The Laurens Academy Crusaders were also in action this week as they started play in the SCISA Class-A playoffs.

  • G: LA 50 – North Myrtle Beach 13… Last Friday afternoon the Lady Crusaders took on the lady Stallions of North Myrtle Beach Christian… The final score the game is a dominating 50-13 win for the Crusaders… The Crusaders jumped out to a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter as Taylor Campbell had 12 of her game-high 22 points in the quarter…  The Crusaders continued to outscore the Stallions in each of the next two quarters and the Stallions only “won” the fourth quarter where they outscored the Crusader non-starters 4-1… Ruthie Moore put 8 points on the board for the Crusaders while Blair Quarles had 7, Regan Williamson 6, Jennifer Wu 3, Florence Mitchell 2 and Lindsey Burroughs 2…  The team now advances to the second round game which will be played today at 5:30 down at Wilson Hall in Sumter…  Their opponent will be Coastal Christian Prep out of Mount Pleasant… The Cougars came into the tournament as a #2 seed and defeated Holly Hill Academy 44-27 last Friday… The two teams have had some common opponents this season… LA defeated Wardlaw twice (54-28 & 63-36) while CCP defeated them 43-34…. Friday the Crusaders defeated M. Myrtle Beach 50 -13 while earlier on the season CCP defeated them 33-32… In game results that I could find, the Cougars are averaging 45.7 points per game on offense while giving up 27.3 points per game… Those two stats for the Crusaders are 51.6 and 24.5… Good luck to the ladies!   To see the complete girls SCISA Class A Girls Bracket click on the following:
  • B: Clarendon Hall 61 – LA 57… The Crusader boys did not start their playoff participation until Saturday afternoon a s the #4 seeded Crusaders had to face the #1 seeded Saints of Clarendon Hall…. I wish I could tell you that the Crusaders pulled off the upset but that is not the case as the Saints took a hard fought 61-57 in that saw a Crusader rally come up short… The Crusaders trailed 33-27 at the half and the Saints came out and extended their lead to 46-35 going into the final 8 minutes of play… In those final 8 minutes the Crusaders outscored the Saints 22-15 but could get no closer as their rally came up 4 points short…. Noah Moore led the Crusaders with 18 points while Joshua Moore finished with 16 and Wil Tindal 10… Dawson Foster had 6 points, Charlton McCall 4 and Thomas Lowry 3.


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… See above


This & That:

  • 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast… The 40th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be taking place at Clinton HS March 5-9, 2018 and will start at 7:00 am each day… The event is being sponsored by the CHS /CMS FHA and the Clinton Family YMCA… There will be a different quest speaker each day and if you would like to learn who they are and a brief biography on each, click here… Breakfast will last from 7-7:40 am each day and is free to students and adults will pay $3.00 at the door if they plan to eat… There is no cost to anyone to hear the speaker and that will start at 7:50 am… If you have any questions, call Gene Simmons at the Clinton YMCA and their number is 833-1555… Make plans to come out to hear some great speakers.
  • 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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