Sports Report for Friday, 1-8-2021

Clinton HS… Three of the four Red Devil basketball teams were in action last night as the JV boys team hosted the Union County HS Yellow Jackets while the varsity teams traveled to Union to take on the Yellow Jackets.

  • JVB: Clinton 33 – Union 32… Last night at CHS the Red Devil JV boys’ basketball team hosted the Yellow Jackets of Union County HS… It was a tight game most of the night as Clinton held a 1 point lead (4-3) at the end of the first quarter but Union led 13-12 at the half… The Yellow Jacket came out in the third quarter and outscored the Red Devils 16-9 to lead 29-21 going into the final 6 minutes of play… The Red Devils defense and offense both stepped up down the stretch holding Union to just 3 points while they chipped away at the Union lead and Zay Johnson hit the game winning free throw with 10 seconds left in the game to give the Red Devils the comeback win… Ke’Laja Byrd led the Red Devils with 7 points and Michael Henderson had 6… Scoring 4 points each for the Red Devils were Davontay Cunningham, CJ Young, Zay Johnson and Kadon Crawford… There was no JV girls game as at this time Union is not fielding a JV girls team.
  • G: Clinton 55 – Union 42… Despite some less than stellar free throw shooting (12 of 29), the Lady Red Devil basketball team defeated the Yellow Jackets 55-42 in their first game of region play… As Coach John Gardner put it afterwards, “It was a great team win tonight. (We) controlled the pretty well from start to finish. Proud of this team and how they are coming together”… The Red Devils led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 26-14 at the half… They outscored Union in the third quarter by 3 points (15-12) but Union outscored them by 2 points (16-14) in the final 8 minutes of play… Carmen Glenn had a game high 20 points for the Yellow Jackets and Carly Summer was also in double-digits with 11 points… The Red Devils were led in scoring by De’Shanti Watts who finished with 15 points and Tinique Austin was also in double-digits with 11 points… Dana Kinard finished with 8 points, Grayson Taylor 7, Taneal Evans 6 while both Serenity Baker and Madison Swindler finished with 4 points each… The Lady Red Devils are now 3-1 overall and 1-o in region play.
  • B: Union 72 – Clinton 59… Now I am afraid that the news is not as good where the varsity boy are concerned as Union took a 72-59 win over Clinton… The Red Devils actually led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter but the Yellow Jackets outscored them 19-10 in the second quarter to take a 35-27 lead into the locker room at the half… The Yellow Jackets continued to outscore the Red Devils by at least one point in each of the last two quarters in route to the win… Coach Eddie Romines of course said he was disappointed with the loss but he felt his team played well and continues to improve… He also felt the game was closer than the final score indicated… KJ McCurry had a game-high 25 points for the Yellow Jackets and three other Union players also scored in double-digits… The Red Devils were led by Jadden Copeland who finished with 17 points while both Austin Copeland and Taliek Fuller also in scored double digits with 10 points each… Wilson Wages finished with 9 points, Wil Stewart 7, Kimon Quarles 3, Payton Pitts 2 and Jamon Golden 1… The Red Devils are now 1-4 overall on the season and 0-1 in region play.

Laurens Academy:

  • Crusaders at Home Tonight… Weather and Covid-19 permitting, the Crusaders are scheduled to host the Knights of WW King tonight starting with girls’ action at 5:30  and their schedule also shows that they are supposed to host Greenwood Christian tomorrow starting at 1:00 pm… Go Crusaders.

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the varsity basketball schedules click here…. To see the middle school schedule click here.
  • Middle School Basketball… To see the master schedule for the Little River Middle School Conference basketball season click here,
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.


College Notes:

Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Football Bowl Schedule Information and Results… To see the schedule of upcoming college football bowl games that includes opponents, dates, times and TV information click here… You can also find the results of bowl games already played there also

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Covid-19 Football Update… The COVID-19 virus continues to causes changes in the men’s basketball schedule for this week… If you want to keep up with the schedule changes click here to go to the NCAA website where they post the latest on information on the subject
  • Men’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest men’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP men’s DI rankings once they start) click here.

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • Women’s Basketball Scores… To see the latest women’s basketball DI scores or check on upcoming games by clicking on the date you are interested in, click here.
  • Rankings… To see the latest AP men’s DI rankings once they start) click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

NFL

  • Schedule and Scores … To see the NFL schedule for the past week (until Wednesday each week) and then the upcoming games for this weekend (starting on Thursday) click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.


This and That

  • Pick Your Promo for January at the Laurens YMCA… The Laurens Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA group is having a Pick You Promo for the month of January… For January only you can join the Y with no joiner’s fee, no monthly fee and no contract or you can join the Y and get half off the monthly fee for January, February and March but you must sign up during January… If you have questions or want more details on this call the Y at 984-2626… If you have been thinking about joining the YMCA this is a great opportunity to do so don’t let it pass you by.
  • Tae Kwon Do Returns to Laurens YMCA… Tae Kwon Do classes are returning to the Laurens Family YMCA starting on October 5, 2020… These classes are for youth 7-15 years old and are $25 per month… Classes will be held each Monday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm… If you have more questions call the Y at 984-2626

 

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