Sports Report for Wednesday, 11-21-2018

Local Notes:


  • GBK: Clinton 52 – Brashier Middle College 33… Last night at CHS the Lady Red Devils and the Lady Bengals of Brashier Middle College faced off for the Championship of the Zaxby’s Pre-Season Tournament… The two teams played it toe to toe in the first quarter but the Red Devils did have a 15-14 lead at its end… The Red Devils then scored 14 points in the second and fourth quarters while holding the Bengals to just 9 and 3 points in those quarters and went on to take a 52-33 win and the championship… Savannah Campbell had a game-high 21 points to lead the Red Devils in scoring and had 6 three-point goals in the game… De’Shanti Watts was also in double digits with 13 points… Others scoring for Clinton were Payton Price-Walker 6, Terriauna Bennett 5 and Tinique Austin 7… The Red Devils improve to 2-0 on the season.



  • BBK: Hillcrest 61 – Laurens 57… Last night the Raiders boys’ basketball team took on the Hillcrest Rams in a second round winner’s bracket game in the Sports Impact Invitational at SCA … The two teams battled back and forth all night but in the end the Rams took a 61-57 win over the Raiders… The Rams scored 17 points in each of the first two quarters to the Raiders scored 15 points in each of those quarters to make it 34-30 Rams at the half…. The Raiders came back in the third quarter and outscored the Rams to take a 47-45 lead into the final 8 minutes of play… In the last quarters the Raiders were held to just 2 buckets and 6 free throws while the Rams were able to put 16 points on the board to take the win… The Raiders were led by Christian Anderson who had a game-high 15 points… Also scoring in double-digits for the Raiders were Leonard Williams with 11 points and Amaiji Hill, with 10… Others scoring for the Raiders were Dra Copeland with 8, Dee foster 5, Josh Ricks 4, with 2 points each were J’Von Harris and Jordan Woodruff… The Raiders will finish out the tournament today at 3; 00 pm taking on Irmo.
  • GBK: Laurens 51 – Pendleton 42… The Lady Raiders took on the Lady Bulldogs of Pendleton last night in the consolation games of the Lady Bears Tip-Off Tourney up at BHP… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 51-42 win over the Bulldogs to run their season record to 1-1… The first half was back and forth with Pendleton holding a 25-23 lead at the half… The Raiders came out in the third quarter and took the lead about half way through the quarter and went on to take the win… Both teams had a lot of turnovers but the Raiders were able to convert more of them into points than the Bulldogs did… The Raiders were led by Ranija Jackson who had a game-high 13 points… Kenaja Burnside had 12 points while both Qua Fortson and Kay Moore finished with 10 points each…. Rounding out the scoring for the Raiders you have Nadia Anderson with 4 points and Hannah Wiles with 2.


Middle School Athletics: The Turkey Tip-Off Pre-Season Tournament concluded at Hickory tavern last night so let’s check on the scores:

Consolation Games

  • GBK: HT 22 – LMS 10… Jackson has 16 points for HT…. Chin and Starr both had 4 points each for LMS
  • BBK: HT 38- GCO 23… Fowler and Hamby both had 11 points for HT and Jay ?? also had 11 points to lead GCO

Championship Games

  • GBK: Sanders 40 – GCO 3
  • BBK: LMS 42 – Sanders 32… Devon Redd led LMS with 18 points.


High School & Middle School 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: To see the 2018-2019 Crusader basketball schedule click here. 


This and That:

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club has a full set of meetings scheduled to help celebrate high school football in Laurens County… The Club meets every other Friday at The Ridge with the meetings starting at noon… For more information about the TD Club including schedule, how to join and videos of the past meetings click here… The next meeting will be Wednesday night December 5th when they have their annual awards banquet… At that time they will announce the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year… The featured speaker will be Toby Antigua who is a PC graduate and a second year player in the Canadian Football League.
  • Laurens YMCA Cocoa & Cookies With Santa and Reindeer Run… On Friday, December 7th the Laurens Family YMCA will be holding its Cookies and Cocoa PJ Party with Santa… The event will start at 5:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm…The cost is $7 per person and for more information about this event, click here…On Saturday the 19th Annual Reindeer Run will take place starting at 9:00 am and a Fun Run will start at 9:45… There are registration discounts for registration by November 20th and also registration discounts based on the size of teams… To find out the specifics of that information, how to register and other details click here… If you need more information about either of these call the Laurens Family YMCA at 864-984-2626
  • The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is Now Accepting Nominations for the Class of 2019… The 2019 induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm at The Ridge at Laurens. This ceremony will feature the third class of inductees in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame… Nominations for the 2019 class opened on November 1, 2018 and will remain open until December 15, 2018… Nomination forms are available at… For more information about the criteria a person must meet to be considered, present members of the Hall of fame and who to contact for more information, click here.
  • Youth Basketball & Cheerleading Registration Open at Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open for youth basketball and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA until December 11th… Age groups will be 5 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 11 – 12, 13 – 15 and ages 9 – 12 for Girls in ‘Youth Basketball’ and for grades K – 6 in Cheerleading…. Team assignment Fall-out will be on Tuesday, December 18th for all age groups and cheerleading… Something new this year is that the first 100 basketball participants that register and pay by the December 11th deadline will receive a FREE Spalding indoor/outdoor regulation basketball upon registration…. For more information about age cut-off dates, cost, fall-out date, game & practice locations, equipment provided and scholarships click here or contact the YMCA at 833-1555.
  • Laurens Family YMCA 2018 – 2019 Sports Schedules… The Laurens Family YMCA has released the schedules for signing up for different sports during the 2018-2019 sports seasons… To see the entire list of sports, ages for participation, sign-up dates, cost and when the season begins click here… If you have any other questions call the Y at 984-2626… At this time there is no registration for any sports… The next registration will be for basketball and it will start December 1st.
  • A Team of 1,000” Fundraising Campaign… Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) with the support of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is launching a Team of 1,000 athletic fundraising campaign. LDHS hopes to raise $55,000 to contribute towards the wishes of the athletic programs. Any funds raised will not supplant existing funding from LCSD 55 but we want to enhance the pride and possibilities inherent in our athletic programs… The funds raised will go toward ensuring adequate resources for travel to camps, scrimmages, and other activities that improve student-athlete performance but may stretch the regular season travel budget… The different coaches are compiling a “wish list” of items they would like to see the monies go toward… If you would like you to be a part of our Team of 1,000. Just a $55 gift from each member of our Team of 1,000 will help us reach our goal of $55,000. By donating to the Team of 1,000 fundraising campaign, you are helping the student-athlete experience; you are also joining many others in a commitment to athletic excellence in Laurens…. For more information on this including how you can join the team, click here… Please consider joining, I have.


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