Sports Report for Friday, 2-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball… The Blue Hose men’s basketball team has been off since last Saturday but that ends tomorrow as they travel up I-26 to take on the Bulldogs of UNC-Ashville in a 4:30 pm contest… I believe you will be able to hear that game on the PC Radio Network.
  • Women’s Basketball: PC 66 – USC-Upstate 58… Last Tuesday the Lady Blue Hose traveled up to Spartanburg to on USC-Upstate… Good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took a 66-58 win with Salina Virola leading the team with 15 points and 13 rebounds… If you would like more information on this game, click here… The team is off this weekend.
  • Baseball… Due to the wet field at PC, PC’s home opening baseball series with Marist has been moved to Lexington, SC this weekend… For more information about this, click here.


Local Notes:

Laurens Academy:

  • LA 51 – Cathedral Academy 22… The Laurens Academy lady Crusaders traveled back down to Wilson Hall in Sumter last night to take on the Lady Generals of Cathedral Academy out of North Charleston in one of the semi-final games of the SCISA Class-A Basketball Tournament… So you ask how did the Crusaders do? Well let’s put it this way, they busted the Generals back down to buck privates and sent them back to basic training as the Crusaders held the Generals scoreless in the first quarter while put 13 points on the board and then went on to take a 51-22 win to punch their ticket to the finals tomorrow at the Sumter Civic Center… The only quarter where the Generals were able to score over 7 points in the fourth quarter (10) when Crusader non-starters played a lot and that was also the only quarter that the Crusaders did not score at least 13 points in a quarter (they only scored 4)…. Ruthie Moore was the only Crusader in double-digits as she scored 25 points… Jennifer Wu finished with 9 points… Florence Mitchell 6, Regan Williamson 3 while Emily Abercrombie, Blair Quarles, Morgan Marlette and Payton Breen all finished with 2 points each… The 28-3 Crusaders will be taking on the Dorchester Academy Raiders who defeated Beaufort Academy 52-45 in the other semi-final game last night…. The tipoff for tomorrow’s championship game is scheduled for 11:00 am and the address for the Sumter Civic Center is 700 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150… Good Luck to the Crusaders!



  • Red Devils make All-Region Teams…. All-Region teams have been named for Region III-AAA and the Red Devils have two young men and two young ladies who made those teams… JD Payne and Ahmari Bates both made it on the boys’ team… Payne averaged 20.3 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 2.9 assist per game, 3.2 steals per game and as you may recall also made the All-State Team… Bates averaged 20.3 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, 2.3 assist per game and 2.2 steals per game…. De’Shanti Watts and Terriauna Bennett are the Lady Red Devils who made the All-Region Team… Watts averaged 1.6 points per game whole pulling down 8.6 rebounds and making 2.5 steals per game… Bennett averaged 9.0 points per game while grabbing 3.5 rebounds per game and is a defensive specialist for the red Devils… Congratulations to all four of these Red Devils!



  • Three Sign to Play Football… Yesterday at LDHS three senior football players signed letter of intent to continue their football career and education at two of our local colleges next fall… Ty Davis and Conner Owens signed with Erskine and Jordan Austin signed with PC… Now if you click here it will take you to YouTube where you will find a video interview done with these three young men after the signing and some photos also… Congratulation to all three!
  • Will Pontoon Wrestling Video… Earlier in the week I mentioned to you that senior Will Pontoon had qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament starting today at the Anderson Civic Center by finishing third in the Upper State Qualifier at LDHS last weekend… Well I know have video of three of his matches last weekend available on YouTube… If you would like you see them, click here… Good Luck to Will this weekend!


Athletic Schedule Notes: Well as you might have already guessed, all softball and baseball games scheduled for this weekend have either been cancelled or postponed at Clinton HS, Laurens HS and Laurens Academy… Laurens Academy’s opening baseball game has been cancelled and will not be made up… The other contest involving teams from Clinton and Laurens high Schools will be most likely rescheduled nest week (weather permitting) and when those dates become available I will have them for you.


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.


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