Sports Report for Wednesday, 1-8-2020

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils: The Clinton Red Devils played host to the Powdersville Patriots last night in their last non-region games of the season.

  • G: CHS 46 – PHS 25… In the first game the Lady Red Devils used a good defense and all around great team effort to take a 46-25 win over the Patriots… The Red Devils only led 11-10 after 8 minutes of play but stretched that to 25-17 at the half… The Red Devils defense then limited the Patriots to just 4 points in each of the last two quarters while they scored 9 in the third and 12 in the fourth to take the win… No Patriot player scored over 6 points while DeShanti Watts led all scorers with 17 points and Tinique Austin was also in double-digits with 11 points… Also scoring for Red Devils were Asia Boyd with 6 points, Taneal Evans 4, Grayson Taylor 4, Dana Kinard 2, and Payton Price-Walker 2… The Red Devils finish the non-region portion of their schedule with an 11-3 record.
  • B: PHS 64 – CHS 43… Now turning to the boys’ game, to borrow a line from the tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, for the Clinton boys it was the best of times and it was the worst of times… The best of times was the first half where the Red Devils played very well and led the Patriots 27-22 at the half… The worst of times was the second half where the Patriots outscored the Red Devils 42-16 to take a 64-43 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils simply had problems generating any offense in the second half and the Patriots Draylen Burton scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half… Coach Eddie Romines said afterwards that the second half was not an indication of how much his young team has improved over the course of the season… The Red Devils only had 1 player scoring in double-digits and that was Davis Wilson who finished with 12 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Wil Stewart with 9 points, Konnor Richardson 9, Jadden Copeland 6, CK Vance 3, Austin Copeland 2 and Justin Copeland 2… The Red Devils will open region play this coming Friday night when they host the Union County Yellow Jackets.

 

LDHS Raiders: The Laurens Raiders got back into region action last night as they hosted the Easley Green Wave… Both of the girls and boys teams were 0-2 in region play so someone was going to pick up their first region win last night.

  • G: LDHS 44 – EHS 33… In the first game of the evening the Lady Raiders made it 2 wins in a row as they defeated the Lady Green Wave 44-33… The Green Wave actually led 6-5 at the end of the first quarter but the outscored them 15-7 in the second quarter to make it 20-13 at the half and then went on to take the win… The Raider defense forced the Green Wave into over 20 turnovers in the game while the Raiders had less than half of that number… Neither team shot the ball very well and in the end the Raiders did something they do not usually do – they held the ball for about 2 minutes forcing Easley to foul if they wanted to get the ball back… MK Moore led all scorers with 15 points getting 12 of them in the first half as the built their lead… Qua Fortson finished with 7 points, Lamoria Allen 6, CaDayzhia Grant 5, Aija Davis 4, Nadia Anderson 4, Ashanti Conway 2 and Mackenzie Ward 1.
  • B: LDHS 51 – EHS 49… Now the boys game was not a game for Raider fans weak of heart as the game was close all the way but in the end the Raiders did prevail by a score of 51-49 to pick up their first region win also as the Raiders swept the Green Wave… The Green Wave led 22-20 at the half and the third quarter saw the Raiders tie the game at 37-37 as Dra Copeland hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded to end the quarter… The fourth quarter was more of the same as the two teams battled but Chase Jackson hot a 3 pointer to put the Raiders up 50-49 with 12.8 seconds left and Dee Foster added a free throw a few seconds later to put the Raiders up 51-49 and then held on as Easley missed their final attempt to tie or win…. Dee Foster had a game-high 19 points to lead the Raiders in scoring… Chase Jackson finished with 13 points and Leonard Williams 10 to give the Raiders three player scoring in double-digits… Dra Copeland had 4 points, Preston Mahon 3 and Josh Cureton 2…. The Raiders will travel to Wade Hampton this Friday night to take on the Generals.
  • NOTE: The Raider sub-varsity teams will be hosting Wade Hampton tonight starting at 5:30 as the Raider wrestlers will be hosting a match tomorrow night.

 

  

Laurens Academy Crusaders: The Laurens Academy Crusaders got back into action last night as they traveled to Cambridge Academy to take on the Cougars

  • G: LA 30 – CA 23… The Lady Crusaders improved their record to 10-4 overall and 2-0 in region play as they defeated the Lady Cougars 30-23 in a hard fought game… Both teams scored 9 points in the first quarter and the Crusaders did outscore the Cougars 5-2 in the second quarter to take a 15-11 lead at the half and then went on to take the win… The Crusaders Olivia Huck had a game-high 11 points to lead the team in scoring… Others scoring were Blair Quarles 8, Regan Williamson 7, SG Natiello 2 and Payton Breen 2.
  • B: LA 65 – CA 39… In the final game the Crusader boys took a 65 – 39 win over the Cougars… The Crusaders charged out to a 23-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and then outscored the Cougars in each of the three remaining quarters except the last where the Cougars outscored them 13-11 but it was way too little way too late… Cal Robertson had a game-high 16 points 10 of which came in the big first quarter for the Crusaders… Diamonte Grant was also in double-digits with 10 points… Other putting points on the board for the Crusaders were Caio Rita with 8 points, Thomas Lowry 8, Luke Kerber 7, Clarence Bertoli 6, Colton McGee 5, Hunter Mullinax 3 and Sunny Li 2… The Crusader teams will return to Greenwood Thursday night to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks.

 

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

  • Thursday, January 9th when the Gray Court-Owings Tigers host the Panthers of Hickory Tavern in a doubleheader of basketball action starting at 5:00 pm with the girl’s game.
  • Tuesday, January 21st when the Raiders host the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in a double-header of varsity basketball action starting at 6:00 pm with the girls’ game.

 

PC, High School & Middle School All Sports Schedules

  • Laurens School District 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 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

 

Youth Baseball, Youth Softball and O-Zone Baseball Registration Open at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open at the Clinton YMCA for youth baseball and softball from ages 3 all the way to 11 years old… Registration will cost $50 for YMCA members while non-member registration is $65. A $10 discount will be provided for each additional child in the same family and Financial Assistance is available to families as well…. The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 11th and you can register at the Y during their normal business hours… For more information call the Y at 833-155 or see below:

  • Co-ed instructional baseball will be offered for youth ages 3-6 divided into at least 3 age groupings.
  • Baseball for youth 7-10 will be organized into 2 appropriate competitive divisions.
  • Softball for young ladies 7-12 in 3 appropriate competitive age groupings will also be offered… For more information about youth softball, youth baseball or co-ed baseball (all mentioned above), click here.
  • O-Zone baseball is also offered for youth ages 11-12 years old and is more like high school baseball than any of the other age groupings mentioned above… For more information about O-Zone baseball click here.

 

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