Sports Report for Monday, 2-25-2019

Local Notes:

Laurens Academy: State Champions Again!

LA: 39 – DA 24… The Lady Crusaders traveled back to the Sumter Civic Center (some now call Laurens Academy South-East) last Saturday to take on the Dorchester Academy Raiders in the championship game of the SCISA Class-A Tournament… The two teams are not strangers to each other as they met in the finals two years ago with the Raiders taking a 52-45 win over the Crusaders for the crown… The Raiders came into the contest Saturday 22-2 and the Crusaders 28-3 with the goal of avenging the loss 2 years ago and win back to back championships… Well that is exactly what the Crusaders did as they defeated the Raiders 39-24… To be honest it was not the prettiest game ever seen as both teams missed shots left and right but the Crusaders made more than the Raiders and that is all that counts… There was a lot of tough rebounding especially by the Crusaders and it was a common site to see players diving on the floor after loose balls…  The Raiders actually outscored the Crusaders 6-5… The Crusaders scored first in the second quarter to go up 7-6 and never trailed after that… By the time the half rolled around, they led 18-11 and then held the Raiders scoreless in the third quarter to take a 28-11 lead going into the final 8 minutes of play… The Crusaders led by as much as 21 points in the fourth quarter before the Raiders tried to come back and get as close as 12 but would get no closer… Ruthie Moore was the only player in double-digits and she finished with 18 points… Regan Williamson finished with 9 points and Blair Quarles 7… Jennifer Wu finished with 4 points and Hannah Stribling 1. 

Tournament Awards… After the tournament finished three Crusaders were named to the All-State Tournament Team… They are Regan Williamson, Ruthie Moore and Jennifer Wu…. Congratulations to these three fine young ladies!

Photos and Video Available… Now I do have some photos and video shot at the game last Saturday…. Most of the video is Coach Marlett’s comments after the game… If you would like to see this, click here.

 

 

 

High School Baseball Starts Today… After last week’s rain forced the postponement or cancelation of all outside athletic events, both Clinton and Laurens HS hope to get it started today… Below is the latest schedule I have for contest early in this week

CHS:  

Varsity – Hub City Classic @ Duncan Park

2/25     4:30     vs Spartanburg

             6:30     vs. Greer

2/26     4:30   vs. Southside Christian

Seeded games either Wednesday or Thursday

 

JV – Broome High School

2/28     6:00     vs. Spartanburg

3/1       6:00     vs. Mauldin

3/2       TBD     TBD

 

LDHS: Pre-season Tournament

2-25   5:00 at Greenville HS for doubleheader with the Red Raiders

2-26   6:00 at JL Mann

2-27   6:00 at Hillcrest.

 

 

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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