Sports Report for Friday, 12-14-2018

PC Notes: The PC men and women teams had a doubleheader of basketball on Wednesday at the Templeton Center… The ladies took on the Eagles of Georgia Southern while the men took on the Keydets of VMI.

  • Women: Eagles 69 – PC 68… The Eagles stole an inbound pass and then sank the winning bucket with 5 seconds to go in the game to give them a 69-68 win over the Blue Hose… It was a heartbreaking loss for the Blue Hose that saw the team sink a progRam-best 16 three-pointers and were led by freshman Shamani Stafford’s 21 points and PC single-game record seven threes… For more information on this game, click here… PC is now 1-6 on the season and will not see action again until next Tuesday when they travel to Davidson to take on the Wildcats in an 11:00 am contest.
  • Men: PC 103 – VMI 70… Now the news is better where the men are concerned as the Blue Hose took a 103-70 win over the Keydets… The team hit a season-high 18 three-pointers and shot 62% to power themselves to the win… Adam Flagler led the team with 25 points… For more information on this game, click here…  PC is now 5-5 on the season and will host Trinity Baptist tomorrow at the Templeton Center in a 2:00 pm contest. 


Local Notes:


  • Red Devil Varsity Basketball at Home Tonight… The Red Devils will be hosting the Ninety Six Wildcats tonight starting at 6:00 pm… Go Big Red!



JV Teams at Westside Wednesday Night… The Raider JV teams traveled to Westside Wednesday making up games delayed from Monday

  • Girls: Westside 29 – Laurens 24… The Rams jumped out to an 8-2 lead at the end of the 1st quarter putting the Raiders in a hole they just could not climb out of though they tried and went on to take a 29-24 win over the Raiders…. Angel Johnson had a game-high 17 points to lead the Raiders… Jamya Chappell had 3 points while Nya Anderson and Cederia Bailey had 2 each.
  • Boys: Westside 54 – Laurens 34… Unfortunately the news is no better where the JV boys are concerned as Westside took a 54-34 win over our Raiders… Kavion Pulley led the Raiders with 8 points.
  • Ninth Grade Boys…  The ninth grade boys also lost but the coach did not send me the final score.


Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders on the Road… The schedule I have shows the Laurens Academy Crusaders on the road travelling down to Hilton Head to take on the Eagles of Hilton Head Christian Academy in varsity action… It shows the teams playing at 6 pm tonight and then again tomorrow at noon… Go Crusaders!


Middle School Basketball:

Gray Court-Owings at Ware Shoals, Tigers vs. Hornets

  • Girls: GCO 18 – WS 14… The Lady Tigers jumped out to an 8-4 lead at the end of the 1st quarter but went cold in the 2nd quarter and the Hornets tied the game 8-8 at the half… The Hornets led by 2 (14-12) going into the final 6 minutes of play when the Tigers held them scoreless while scoring 6 points to take the come-from-behind win… Dayzia Grant led the Tigers scoring 12 points… Kathleen Billig had 4 points and Nichole Thacker 2.
  • Boys: WS 26 – GCO 25… In a game that went back and forth all night long, the Hornets turned the tables and took a 26-25 win over the Tigers… The game was tied 13-13 at the half and the Tigers actually had a chance to win as the Hornets turned the ball over with about 7 seconds left but the Tigers could not get a last-second shot to fall…. #14 “Bee” led the Tigers with 10 points.

Clinton MS traveled to Newberry MS, Wildcats vs. Tigers.

  • Girls: CMS 31 – NMS 22… Sorry no scoring details.
  • Boys: CMS 46 – NMS 45 in OT… A shot by Tylon Scurry at the buzzer in overtime lifted the Wildcats to 46-45 win over the Tigers and kept the Wildcats undefeated on the season… Scurry finished with 14 points while Wilson Wages finished with 13 and Jadden Copeland 7.

Westview MS at Laurens MS, Titans vs. Tigers.

  • Girls: Westview 60 – LMS 8… In the first game the Titans rolled to a 60-8 win over the Tigers… The young Tigers were just no match for the taller and quicker Titans… Peyton Bush led the Tigers with 8 points while Kali Spurgeon and Syberia Boyd each had 2 points.
  • Boys: Westview 44 – LMS 36… In boys’ action, the Titans completed the sweep of the Tigers by taking a 44-36 win… Westview jumped out to a 13-6 after 6 minutes of play and expanded it to 26-13 at the half… The Titans led 35-21 going into the 4th quarter where the Tigers tried to comeback outscoring the Titans 15-9 but it was too little too late… The Tigers were led by Devon Redd who had a game-high 23 points 11 of them in the final quarter…Jay Pulley finished with 8 points, KD Mosley 4, Trent Duberry 1.


Broadcast NotesRemember sporting events are streamed live on the internet at

  • Tonight… The Raider varsity basketball teams will be hosting the JL Mann Patriots as they continue region action… We will go live just before 6:00 pm.


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 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.
  • 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… Registration is now open for youth basketball for ages 3-6… The cost is $40 per child and registration will close 1-6-2019 with the season starting the next day.
  • Baseball Winter Camp… The Raider Baseball progRam will be hosting a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00am-2:00pm… This camp will be held in the Main Gym at Laurens High School, as well as our indoor batting facility… The camp fee is $30/camper. If you have more than one child participating, each additional camper will be $20. This camp is being offered to anyone who is in 1st-8th grade. Campers will get the opportunity to practice and learn basic baseball fundamentals from the Raider Baseball coaches and players… For more information about his camp including what to bring, where to come to register that day, time to be there, who to contact for more information as well as the application form you will need to fill out, click here… Please email Coach Patterson if you plan on coming so they will know how many to expect…. His email address is:
  • 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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