PC Basketball Notes:
- W: PC 52 – Charleston Southern 37… The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team used 15-0 run in the third quarter to power past Charleston Southern, 52-37, last Tuesday night at the Templeton Center… PC’s Salina Virola led all scorers with 15 points…For more information on this game, click here… With the win the Lady Blue Hose improve their record to 14-9 and 10-4 in Big south play and will return to action next Tuesday as they travel to Boiling Springs, NC where they will take on the Lady Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb…
- M: Charleston Southern 77 – PC 63… The PC men’s team was in action last night as they traveled down I-26 to take on Charleston Southern… The Buccaneers use 7 three-point goals (6 in the second half) to pull away from the Blue Hose and take a 77-63 win… PC cut the Buccaneers lead to a single point on several occasions in the second half but just could not get any closer to the hot shooting Buccaneers… DeSean Murray led the Blue Hose attack with 18points… For more information on this contest, click here… PC falls to 8-16 overall and 3-10 in the Big South, are back in action at home against Campbell, tomorrow, in a 7 p.m., contest.
LDHS: The Raider 9th grade and JV teams hosted the Greenwood Eagles in the main gym at LDHS last night… I did not get the 9th grade boys results in time to bring them to you today but let’s look at how the JV teams did.
- G JV: GHS 32 – LDHS 23… The JV girls closed out their season with a 32-23 loss to the Lady Eagles… The team has showed gradual improvement the later part of the season as the evidenced by the fact that earlier in the season the Eagles defeated the Raiders by 26 points…At the start of the game both teams had trouble with their offense as the score was 11-5 Greenwood at the half… Jada Young led the Raiders with 7 points… The team finishes their season 2-14 and 1-13 in region play… My thanks to Coach Kayla Patterson for getting the results to me this year!
- B JV: LDHS 52 – GHS 33… Better news where the JV boys’ team is concerned as the raiders defeated the Eagles 52-33… The Raiders were led by Justin Anderson and Josh Greene who both scored 13 points each… Their record is now 15-6 on the season and they have one last game to play tomorrow against Southside HS at Carolina HS starting at 2 pm… Coach Dawkins wants to thank the community for their support of the team this season and request they come up and see them play one last time tomorrow.
Raiders Finish Regular Season Tonight At Greenwood… The Laurens Raider varsity basketball teams will close out their regular season tonight as they travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles… There is a lot at stake in the games tonight for both teams… The Lady Raiders are on the bubble for making postseason play… A win tonight will help their chances of being the #4 finisher in the region and continuing their season… The boys’ team has already assured that they will continue their season after tonight but they still have something to play for… A win tonight gives them no less than a tie for second place in the region and assures them of a home game in the first round of the playoffs as I do believe they have the tiebreaker over Hillcrest who possibly would be tied with them for that #2 spot… There is also an outside chance they could finish first in the region if Westside were to lose… In any case, Good Luck to the Raiders tonight!!
SCISA Region 2-A basketball Tournament… The SCISA Region 2-A basketball tournament continues today out at Laurens Academy… The Lady Crusaders who are the #2 seed in the tournament in the girls’ bracket will play today at 4 pm against either Newberry or WW King but I do not know which one… As soon as that game finishes, the boys’ team which is also a #2 seed in the boys’ bracket will take the court against Newberry Academy… Should the Crusader teams win, they will advance to the finals which will be held tomorrow at Richard Winn Academy… The girls’ championship will be at 3 pm and the boys at 4:30 pm… Good luck to the Crusaders!
W: South Carolina 86 – Florida 71… Lady gamecock basketball fans might have been a little worried about how the team would respond to the loss to #1 UConn on Monday night… Well it appears they kept their focus as the defeated the Lady Gators of Florida last night at the Colonial Life Center by a score of 86-71… Tiffany Mitchell led the team with 2 points.
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