Sports Report for Wednesday, 2-10-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS The Clinton Red Devil varsity basketball teams traveled up to Woodruff last night to take on the Wolverines.

  • Girls: Woodruff 49 – Clinton 40… The Lady Red Devils went into last night’s game knowing that they needed to win to keep their playoff chances alive… The two teams played to a 14-14 tie after one quarter of play and the Red Devils led 27-25 at the half… However in the second half the Wolverines outscored the Red Devils 24-13 to take a 49-40 win… Coach Gardner said that his team played well in spurts except in the fourth quarter… In that quarter Woodruff held Clinton to just 3 points…The Wolverines Yaz Moates and Lillie Rhodes led their team with 11 points each… The Red Devils were led by Dana Kinard and De’Shanti who both had 12 points… Taneal Evans finished with 9 points, Asia Boyd 5 and Tinique Austin 2… The Red Devils are now 6-5 on the season and 4-4 in region play…. The team has two postponed games to makeup and one of them at home this Friday as they host the Emerald Vikings and on Monday they travel to Broome and must win these games to keep their slim playoff hopes alive and get some help from other teams in the region.
  • Boys: Woodruff 68 – Clinton 44… In boys’ action, the Wolverines made it a sweep of the Red Devils as they took a 68-44 win… The Red Devils who have been improving each game found themselves with a challenge before the game even started as three of their players were being quarantined due to exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19… With that being said, the Wolverines outscored the Red Devils in every quarter but the second… The Wolverines led 29-20 at the half and in the second half the Wolverines continued their dominance and never looked back… After the game Coach Eddie Romines said his team played hard under the circumstances and pointed out that the Red Devils have only one senior (Kimon Quarles) so the future looks bright for the team next season… Zy Scott scored 27 points and Dyon Bartley 22 to lead Woodruff in scoring… The Red Devils had only one player scoring in double-digits and that was Taliek Fuller who finished with 15 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Wil Stewart who scored 9 points while James Golden and Tylon Scurry had 6 each, Zachariah Johnson 5 and Kimon Quarles 3… The Red Devils finish their season with a 1-13 overall record and 0-10 in region play.

Laurens HS

The Raider boys’ team closed out its season last night hosting the Eastside Eagles… The girls did not play because the Lady Eagles are dealing with COVID issues and have cancelled the rest of their season…. It was also Senior Night for the Raiders as they honored their 4 seniors… The Lady Raiders did not have any seniors on their squad this year.

  • Laurens 39 – Eastside 36… Its good news for Raider fans as the Raiders closed out their season on a high note taking a 39-36 win over the Eagles… Both teams played very cautious and patient in the first quarter as the score was tied 4-4 going into the second quarter… The scoring picked up for both teams in the second quarter as the score stood 21-17 Raiders going into the locker room at the half…  The Raiders led 29-21 going into the final 8 minutes of play but the Eagles did com e back in the fourth quarter to briefly take a lead but the Raiders Chase Jackson canned a 3-point shot to put the Raiders up by 3 with 1:37 left in the game and then held on despite poor free throw shooting by both teams down the stretch… The Eagles’ Justin Ray led all scorers with 15 points… The Raiders were led by JQ Fair and Josh Cureton who both finished with 8 points… Also scoring for the Raiders you have Zy Miller and Waldrick Burnside with 5 points each, Chase Jackson and Isiah Burnside 4 each, KD Mosley 3 and Collin Gambrell 2… The Raiders close out the season with an overall record of 3-15 and 1-7 in region play.

Laurens AcademyThe Laurens academy Crusaders hosted the Wardlaw Patriots in their last home games of the season last night… It was also Senior Night.

  • Girls: Patriots 39 – Crusaders 26… In girls’ action, the Patriots took a 39-26 win over the Crusaders… The score was 6-4 Crusader at the end of the first quarter but the Patriots fought back to take a 17-15 lead into the locker room at the half… The Crusader offense continued to have trouble in the second half as the Patriots pulled away to the win… The Patriots were led by Gracie Kervin who finished with a game-high 10 points… The Crusaders were led in scoring by SG Natiello finished with 7 points… Others putting points on the board for the Crusaders include Rylee Ballard with 6 points, Payton Breen 5, Olivia Huck 4 and both Elissa Hucks and Olivia Suttles finished with 2 points each… The Crusaders fall to 6-10 on the season and 3-5 in region play.
  • Boys: Crusaders 61 – Patriots 50… Now there is better news for Crusader fans where the boys are concerned as the Crusaders turned the tables taking a 61-50 win over the Patriots… The Crusader came out and outscored the Patriots 16-9 in the first quarter and took a 33-21 lead into the locker room at the half… The Crusaders outscored the Patriots (11-6) in the third quarter and then held on as the Patriots tried to come back in the final quarter (24-17) to take the win… Thomas Lowry and Diamonte Grant led the Crusaders in scoring as both finished with a game-high 18 points… Andrew Codington was also in double digits with 17 points… Rounding out the scoring for the Crusaders you have Zachary Mullinax who finished with 5 points and Nicolas Rita with 3…. The Crusaders improve to 6-10 overall and 4-4 in region play… The same two teams are scheduled to get together again this Friday night down at Wardlaw.

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, 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
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.


General College Notes:

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

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 & Schedule Changes… To see the latest schedule changes caused by the COVID 19 virus 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 women’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.

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

  • Spring Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open… The Laurens YMCA will be having Teeball and Weeball for youth ages 3-6… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation will have 3 age groups of Little League baseball (L3) for youth ages 7-12… The deadline to register is February 13th… For more information click here
  • Raider Winter Baseball Camp… The Laurens Raider Baseball program will be hosting a 2-day baseball camp on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at Laurens High School’s baseball field for 1st-6th graders… Camp times will be 6:00pm-8:30pm on Friday and 10:00am-12:30pm on Saturday… The camp fee is $40/camper…  To register ahead of time, please fill out the google form provided below… Participants should dress appropriately for the cold weather and bring a baseball glove and bat (if possible)…Due to Covid-19, organizers will follow all CDC Protocols which include wearing face masks (when not actively participating), social distancing and the use of a personal water bottle…If you have any questions, please email Coach Tori Patterson at kjpatterson@laurens55.orgTo go to the registration form click here.
  • 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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