Sports Report for Wednesday, 2-13-2019

PC Notes:

Women’s basketball

  • Winthrop 62 – PC 54… Last Saturday the Lady Blue Hose hosted the Winthrop Eagles as part of a double-header of basketball at the Templeton Center… The Blue Hose were down by double digits but rallied to get within 1 late in the fourth quarter but could get no closer as the Eagles hit the needed free throws at the end to take a 62-54 win… Salina Virola led the Blue Hose with 21 points, just one shy of her career-best 22…. For more information on this game, click here.
  • UNC Ashville 51 – PC 45… Last night the Lady Blue Hose traveled up I-26 to UNC Ashville and the trip back most likely seemed longer that the one going up as the Bulldogs took a 51-45 win over the Blue Hose… Again the Blue Hose were down by double-digits late in the game and came back to within 1 point this time but just could not get over the hump… Freshman Trinity Johnson scored a game-high and collegiate-best 15 points to lead the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here… The team will host High Point this Saturday at the Templeton Center in a 2:00 pm contest.


Men’s basketball

  • PC 103 – Gardner-Webb 101… In the second half of the doubleheader of basketball at the Templeton Center last Saturday the PC men’s team took a 103 – 101 win over the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb in overtime… PC was down by 4 in the overtime with 23 seconds left when François Lewis hit a three-pointer and the Blue Hose stole the inbound pass and on a subsi8guent 3-point attempt by Lewis he was fouled… He then sank the three free throws to lift PC to the win…Lewis also led the team with 29 points… For more information on this game, click here…. PC improves to 15-11 overall and 6-4 in the Big South, while Gardner-Webb drops to 15-10, 5-5 and the Blue Hose will be back in action tonight as they travel to Winthrop for a 7:00 pm contest that can be seen on ESPN+.


Local Notes:


  • Clinton 67 – Chapman 61… The Red Devil boys’ basketball team traveled up to Inman last night to take on the #7 ranked Chapman Panthers… The two teams locked up in a tight battle all night long as the teams swapped leads with neither team having more than a 7 point lead at any time… The Red Devils trailed at the end of each quarter except the one that counts as they took a 67-61 win over the Panthers thus avenging an early season 79-73 loss to the Panthers… The Red Devils trailed 45-44 at the start of the final 8 minutes of play but fought back to take a 52-50 lead with 4:14 left in the game only to have Chapman come back and take a 59-58 lead with 1:30 left to play… Ahmari Bates then took over the Clinton offense as he scored 9 points down the stretch including going 7 of 8 from the free throw line in that stretch… As Coach Romines pointed out after the game it was a team win from starters and those coming off the bench…  He pointed out one play in particular with 16 seconds left to play when Bates missed the single free thow in the home stretch and Sam Tiller grabbed the rebound and instead of putting up an off balance shot got it back to Bates who hesitated long enough to get fouled and then coolly canned two more free throws… Bates finished with a game-high 32 points including four three-point goals… JD Payne was also in double-digits as he finished with 19 points before fouling out with about 3 minutes left in the game… He also had four three-point goals… Konnor Richardson finished with 6 points while both PJ Bluford and Sam Tiller finished with 5 points each… The Red Devils will travel to Seneca this Friday to take on the Bobcats who defeated Camden 62-56 in Seneca last night…. Go Big Red!!








Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees… Yesterday the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame announced its third class which will be inducted on April 25 in the induction ceremony at The Ridge… This year’s class includes:

  • William Hill… A three sport star who played at PC in the late 1950s and in the CFL.
  • Bill Hogan… Former owner of WLBG who was a pioneer in sports broadcasting being one of the first to bring live sports to the radio in this area
  • Lonnie Pulley… A member of the LDHS 1983 state championship football team and had an all-star career at Winston Salem State University.
  • Phil Rogers… A Red Devil who had an outstanding high school career and played football at Clemson from 1964-1968… He also played in the in the NFL.
  • Clovis Simmons… A coaching legend in high school tennis at CHS who has over 30 coach of the year awards plus numerous region crowns in girls and boys tennis.

Now for more information on each of these individuals and information on the upcoming induction ceremony and how to get tickets, click on the following: LCSHoF-Class of 2019


SCHSL Basketball Brackets… If you would like to see the all the playoff brackets for all the different classification in the SCHSL look down the right side of our home page in the Features Sports Section and you will find a posting with links to all the brackets… Also you can click here to go to the same posting… Enjoy!


High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Laurens School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader baseball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader softball schedule click here.


This and That:

  • Hydra Softball Sign Ups… Registration for Hydra Softball will begin February 1st and continue until February 21st for girls ages 6-12 at the Hickory Tavern Park… Registration will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am – 2pm… The cost is only $45 per child… If you have questions or want more information contact Nichole Patterson at 864-907-1549 or email her at:


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