Sports Report for Tuesday, 2-20-2018

PC Notes:

  • W: PC 62 – High Point 55… Last Saturday at the Templeton Center the lady Blue Hose basketball team held the lady panthers scoreless over the last 6:47 of the game as they outscored the Panthers 12-5 in the final quarter to take a 62-55 win… Cortney Storey had a game-high 26 points to lead the Blue Hose…. The team is now 9-16 overall and 6-8 in Big South play… They will be back in action tonight as they travel to Gardner-Webb to take on the Runnin’ Bulldogs… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • M: Radford 74 – PC 68 in OT… The PC men’s basketball team was in action Sunday as they traveled to Radford to take on the Highlanders… It was a tight game that saw 13 lead changes and 13 tied scores and PC led by 2 with five seconds left in the game when the Highlanders hit two free throws to tie the game at 66 all and sent it into overtime… In the overtime the Highlanders outscored the Blue hose 8-2 to take a 74-68 win… JC Younger had a game-high 17 points to lead he Blue Hose… For more information on this contest, click here… The team is now 11-18 overall and 4-12 in conference play and will be back in action Thursday when they host Gardner-Webb in a 7:00 pm contest at the Templeton Center… That will be the last regular season home game for the Blue Hose.


Local Notes:


  • Raiders Participate in Upper State 5-A Individual Wrestling Tournament…. This past Friday and Saturday several members of the Laurens Raider wrestling team participated in the Upper State Class-AAAAA Individual Wrestling Tournament which was held at LDHS… Chris Jackson led the Raider team finishing third in the 182 lb. class and therefore qualifying for the State Tournament this weekend in Anderson… Other Raiders who were able to pick up at least 1 win on the mats were Damien Ladd (1), Myles Reppart (1), Caleb Reid (3), Jalick Dendy (2), Will Pontoon (2) and Hunter Hamby (2)… To see a weight class by weight class final bracket that shows how the completion went. Click on the following: 2018+5A+Upper+Brackets+Final …Congratulations to not only Chris but to all the Raiders on their showing in the tournament.
  • Video of Some Matches… I was able to shoot some video of matches involving Chris Jackson, Will Pontoon and Caleb Reid late in the tournament on Saturday… I also shot a few photos of other Raider wrestlers… To see that video with photos added at the end, click here.


Laurens Academy

  • G: LA 53 – Coastal Christian 18… The Lady Crusader girls’ basketball team had to board the bus and travel back down to Sumter yesterday afternoon as they had a quarter-finals against the Cougars of Coastal Christian Prep… The Crusaders started out a little slower than usual as they only led 11-2 at the end of the first quarter… By the time the second quarter was over the Crusader offense had found its stride as they scored 23 points in the quarter while holding the Cougars to just 2 points thus taking a 34-4 lead into the locker room at the half… Ruthie Moore had 7 points in the quarter (hitting all 3 of her attempts) while Taylor Campbell put 6 points on the board in the quarter… Both Blair Quarles and Jennifer Wu had 4 points each in the quarter… The Crusaders extended their lead to 49-7 going into the fourth quarter of play… In the fourth quarter the Crusaders mainly played non-starters and the coaches and officials agreed to a running clock in those final 8 minutes… when the final buzzer sounded, the Crusaders had a 53-18 win punching their ticket to Thursday’s semi-finals… R. Moore had a game-high 19 points to lead the Crusaders… T. Campbell finished with 8 points, Regan Williamson 7, J. Wu 6, B. Quarles 4, Florence Mitchell 3, Audrey Noffz 2, Julia Kerber 2 and Lindsey Burroughs 2… Lady Crusaders advance to state semi-finals and will face the winner of Dorchester/Curtis Baptist on Thursday at 6:00pm at Wilson Hall in Sumter.


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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