Sports Report for Tuesday, 12-3-2019

PC Notes: Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were in action this past Saturday lets recap how they did:

  • M: PC 87 – Taccoa Falls 59… The Blue hose men’s basketball team hosted the Screaming Eagles of Taccoa Fall and took a 36-27 lead into the locker room at the half and then came back in the second half and shot over 50% to outscore the Screaming Eagles 51-32 in the second half lifting them to an 87-59 win… Cory Hightower led the team with 21 points… For more information on this game click here… The Blue Hose are now 2-6 pm the season and will travel to SC State this Saturday for a 2:00 pm game with the Bulldogs.
  • W: Illinois 71 – PC 52… The Lady Blue Hose traveled up to Champaign, Ill. last Saturday to take on the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois… The Illini only led 18-14 at eh end of the first quarter but stretched that to 34-23 at the half and then continued to outscore PC in the second half as they took a 71-52 win… PC’s Trinity Johnson had a game-high 21 point to lead the Blue Hose but the Illini countered that with 5 players scoring in double digits… For more information on the game click here… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host the University of North Carolina – Wilmington Sea Hawks in a 6:00 pm contest.



Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: The Red Devil varsity basketball teams traveled to Brashier Middle College in Simpsonville yesterday to take on the Bengals.

  • G: Clinton 40 – BSM 30 in OT… The Lady Red Devil basketball team took a 40-30 win over the Lady Bengals but they had to go to overtime to do it after coming back to tie the game to send it into overtime… Neither team had a stellar offense in the first half as the score was only 10-8 Bengals at the half… The Bengals came out in the third quarter and outscored the Red Devils 10-4 to stretch their lead to 20-12 going into the fourth quarter… In the fourth quarter the Clinton defense stepped up and played even better than in the first three quarters while the Clinton offense finally started to click as they outscored the Bengals 16-8 to tie the game 28-28 and send it into overtime… In the overtime the Red Devil offense continued to click and the defense continued to keep the Bengals in check as they outscored the Bengals 12-2 in the OT to take the 40-30 win thus running the Red Devil record to 3-0… Taneal Evans was the only Red Devil in double-digits leading the Red Devils with 11 points… Dana Kinard finished with 8 points, Peyton Price-Walker &, De’Shanti Watts & Terriauna Bennett both had 5 points and Tinique Austin 2.
  • B: BMC 50 – Clinton 36… Now the news is not as good where the boys are concerned as the Bengals took a 50-36 win over the Red Devils… The young Red Devils kept game close as they only trailed 11-10 after 8 minutes of play… The Bengals started pulling away further in the second quarter outscoring the Red Devils 12-8 to carry a 23-18 lead into the locker room at the half… The second half saw the Bengals continue to outscore the Red Devils and go on to the 50-36 win… The Red Devils were led in scoring by Konnor Richardson who had a game-high 14 points and was the only Red Devil to score in double-digits… Other putting points on the board for Clinton were dais Wilson with 6, while both Austin Copeland and Jay Cheeks finished with 4… Jalen Ruff had 3 points, CK Kennedy-Vance 2, Darien bailey 2, and Kimon Quarles 1.



LDHS Raiders: The Raider sub-varsity teams started their season last night as they traveled to Hillcrest to take on the Rams.

  • BJV: Hillcrest 44 – Laurens 33… IN JV boys’ action the Rams took a 44-33 win… The Rams took a 19-15 lead into the locker room at the half after being tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter… Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter but the Rams outscored the Raiders 15-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win… The Raiders were led in scoring by Dorian Gibson who scored 7 points… Others scoring for the Raiders were Van Butler & Dylan who both had 6 points, Travon Hunter & Waldrick Burnside who both had 5 points, Lamont Allen 3 and Isaac Craig with 1.
  • Freshman Boys and JV Girls… Sorry but the coaches did not report the scores… If you see them please ask them to do so next time.


 Middle School Basketball:

Laurens MS hosting JET

  • G: LMS 32 – JET 10… Yesterday the Laurens MS Tigers hosted the Eagles of Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton MS (JET) and all I have is the score of the girls’ game and that is good news for LMS fans as the Tigers took a 32-10 win… Akacia Smith led the Tigers with 15 points… Others scoring were : Jaliyah Young 5, Olivia Brockman Bush 4, Annika Patterson 2, Talaysia Williams 2, and Shakeria Chinn 2…
  • No Info on Boys Game… If you see the coach please remind him to get the scores to me.


CMS at Edgewood… Not a lot of information on the CMS Wildcats traveling down to Ninety six to take on the Edgewood Wildcats… According to me sources the CMS girls lost a close game but I don’t know the score while the CMS boys took a 38-19 win.


Hickory Tavern at Gray Court-Owings

  • G: HT 42 – GCO 9… In the first game at GCO, the Lady Panther’s Faith Jackson was just too much for the Tigers as she scored 29 points to lead the Panthers to a 42-9 win over the Lady Tigers… Turnovers and poor rebounding hurt the Tigers all night long… Others scoring for HT were Destiny Anderson with 12 points and Nevaeh Montgomery with 1… For the Tigers Kathreen Bling had 8 points and Maddison Blume had 1
  • B: GCO 41 – HT 39…  Now there is better news for GCO Tiger fans where the boys are concerned as they took a come from behind 41-39 win over the Panthers… The Panthers jumped out to a 13-7 lead at by the end of the first quarter and the Tigers cut that lead to 21-19 at the half… The two teams played back and forth in the third quarter but the Panthers still led 34-31 going into the final quarter of play… In that final quarter the Panthers went cold from the field and missed 4 out of 5 free throw attempts as Tigers stepped up their offense taking advantage of Panther turnovers outscoring them 10-5 in the final quarter to take the 41-39 win….Jaylen Simpson had a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers in scoring and Tony Cunningham was close behind with 16 points… Others scoring for GCO were Jonathan Shubert with 6 and Shamoray Carter with 2… The Panthers were led in scoring by Mason Aiken who finished the night with 17 points… Jaymon Jackson had 7 points while both Tylon Fowler and Maddox Holtzclaw finished with 6 points and Michael Aiken rounded out the Panther scoring with 1 point.



Wright MS at Sanders… Sorry no scores reported to me…. Please remind Coach Dickey to send them to me.


Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Tonight Hillcrest at LDHS… 6:00 pm


Laurens County TD Club.

  • The next meeting is December 4th when they will be holding their Annual Awards banquet where the All-County Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year will be announced. … The guest speaker will be Sam Wyche former NFL Head Coach… The banquet will start at 7:00 pm and be held at The Ridge.
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, click here.


PC, High School & Middle School All Sports Schedules

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019-2020 Crusader basketball schedule and results, click here
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, click here.


This and That


Youth Basketball and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is also open at the Clinton YMCA for both youth basketball and cheerleading… Youth basketball will be for youth ages 5-12 in 6 appropriate age groupings… Registration will close December 9th and the cost is $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members and financial help is available… Now for more information about this you can click here to open up document about youth basketball and cheerleading by the Y or call them at 833-1555… Register at the Clinton YMCA during normal business hours.


2019 Reindeer Run… The 2019 version of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run will take place on 12-14-19… The 5K race will start at 9:00 am and the Fun Run for ages 1-12 will start at 9:05… There is discount for early registration ($25) which will end November 22nd and will be $30 after that… There are also team discount available… You can register at the YMCA or online at:… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.


Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621


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