Sports Report for Friday, 2-23-2018

PC Notes:

  • W Bk: PC 60 – Gardner-Webb 50… back on Tuesday night the lady Blue Hose basketball team traveled up to Gardner-Webb  to take on the Runnin Bulldogs… PC outscored G-W in the second quarter 19-4 to erase a 6 point deficit from the first quarter and then went on to take a 60 – 50 win thus improving their record to 10-16 overall and 7-8 in Big South play… Kacie Hall led PC with 18 points… The ladies only have 3 regular season games left on their schedule and the next one is tomorrow at the Templeton Center as they host Radford in a 2:00 pm contest.
  • M Bk: Gardner-Webb 78 – PC 63… Now last night at the Templeton Center the men’s basketball team hosted Gardner-Webb in their last home game of the regular season… The news here is not as good as it was for the ladies as the Runnin Bulldogs took a 78-63 win to spoil Senior Night at PC… G-W opened the game with a 23-8 run that put PC into a hole they just could not climb out of thought they tried mightily… Reggie Dillard led the Blue Hose with 16 points… The team has one regular season game left before the Big South Tournament starts next Tuesday and that game will be Sunday up in Buies Creek, NC as they take on Campbell
  • Other Sports Have Started Their Seasons… Now also a reminder that sports like softball, baseball and tennis have started their seasons and if you to find out when they will be playing or game results, all you need to is go to your one source for anything and everything about PC athletics.


Local Notes:

Laurens Academy

  • LA 33 – Curtis Baptist 21… Last night the Laurens Academy Lady Crusaders traveled down to Sumter to take on the Crusaders from Curtis Baptist out of Augusta, GA in a semifinals game in the SCISA Class A Tournament… CB came into the game averaging 45.5 points per game while LA came into the game averaging 51.8 points per game… With those kinds of numbers you might would have expected a fair amount of scoring In the game, but there was not as much as you might would have thought… In the end the final score was 33-21 but the best part is the LA Crusaders had the 33 thus punching their ticket to the finals tomorrow… LA had a 6-3 lead after the first 8 minutes of play with Ruthie Moore not starting off as well as she does as she went 0-6 from the floor during those first 8 minutes… Moore found her range in the second quarter scoring 7 points as LA extended its lead to 16-12 at the half… LA came out of the locker room hot and put 13 points on the board in the third quarter while holding CB to just 5 points thus making the score 29-17 going into the fourth quarter… The two teams managed just 4 point each in the final 8 minutes of play and when the buzzer sounded the LA Crusaders had taken the 33-21 win… Moore finished the game with 13 points to lead all scorers… Taylor Campbell was close behind with 10 points… Other scoring for LA were Julia Kerber 4 points and with 2 points each were Blair Quarles, Florence Mitchell, and Jennifer Wu.
  • Laurens Academy vs. Patrick henry Tomorrow… The win put the Lady Crusaders into the championship game tomorrow at 2:30 at the Sumter Civic Center… Their opponent will be the Lady Patriots of Patrick Henry Academy out of Estill, SC… I tried to find out what their record is but my usual sources don’t have very much about them… So I’ll just say good luck to the Crusaders!

Travel Basketball Any girl or boy who is currently in the 2nd-11th grade, interested in playing travel basketball should attend the interest meeting with his or her parent/guardian on February 25, 2018 Sunday, beginning at 5pm in the main gym at LDHS… Please contact Melvin Allen or Yoneko Allen (at LDHS) for more information.


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.
  • Bus Driver Training Class… Laurens District 55 Transportation Supervisor Geoff Stephens announced recently that there will be a School Bus Driver Class for anyone interested in driving a school bus in Laurens School District 55… The class will be held Mach 5-8, 2018 at the School Bus Shop at 310 Fairgrounds Road… The class will start each morning at 8:30 and run until 2:30 each day… Now in order to attend the class you must pick up an application for the class from the District Transportation Office and turn it back in to the office BEFORE the class… The office is located on the campus of Laurens District 55 High School… Enter through the gates on the west side of LDHS (side closest to Brothers fast Stop / Hickory Tavern) and proceed around behind the buses where you will see the Transportation Office… If you have any questions contact Mr. Stevens at 682-9117.
  • 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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