CHS: The Clinton Red Devils played host to the Chapman Panthers last night in region action.
- Girls: Clinton 48 – Chapman 32… The Lady Red Devils set the tone for the evening as they took 48-32 win over the Lady Panthers… The team was able to get shots to fall and led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter and 22-17 at the half as they went on to take the win… Terriauna Bennett led all scorers with 17 points and MK Kelly was also in double-digits with 14 points… Other scoring were Savannah Campbell with 7 points, Alyssa Abercrombie & Alexis Pagano each had 4 points while Ashlyn Abercrombie rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
- Boys: Clinton 73 – Chapman 68… In the final game at CHS last night the Red Devil boys’ team took a 73-68 win but they had to come from behind to do it… The Panther led 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and continued to lead at the half by 2 points 26-24Chapman came out of the locker room and put up 24 points to Clinton’s 21 making the score going into the final quarter 52-47 Panthers… The Red Devils then picked up both the offense and defense to outscore the Panthers 26-16 in those final 8 minutes to take the win… Zay Hurley and Jahleed Cook led the Red Devils with 17 points each… Kiah Young and Tymori Tribble were close behind with 15 points each… Rounding out the scoring for the Red Devils you had Jalen Carter with 7 and Donte Reeder with 2… The Red Devils go to 13-3 overall and 5-0 in region play… The Red Devil varsity teams will be on the road this Friday as they travel to Mid-Carolina.
LDHS: Last night the Raiders played host to the Hillcrest Rams and it was not a good night for the Raiders.
- Girls: Hillcrest 58 – Laurens 46… The first game of the night saw the Lady rams take a 58-46 win over the Lady Raiders… The game was close in the first half as Hillcrest only led by 4, 26-22… The Raiders were able to cut the Rams’ lead to 1 point in the third period but the Rams then pulled away for the win… Alexus Espinosa was the only Raider in double-digits with 12 points… Cali Heisey had 9 points, Malaysia Todd 8, Ke’Ny-Ja Spurgeon 4 and Tieisha Jones 3… KB Burnside, Qua Fortson, MK Moore, Ashunti Smith and Portland Wallace all chipped in 2 points each…. The Lady Raiders are now 7-11 overall and 1-4 in region play.
- Boys: Hillcrest 82 – Laurens 45… The rams completed a sweep of the Raiders by taking an 82-45 win in the boys’ game… The Raiders just could not get shots to fall as they fell behind 25-5 at the end of the first quarter and just could not mount any sustained drive to get back in the game… The rams dominated the boards especially the offensive board and the Raiders were plagued by turnovers all night…. Carson Todd led the Raiders in scoring with 8 points… Josh Greene had 7, Donte Shumpert 6 while Rakeem Franklin, Aden Partee and Zh’Rece Anderson each had 5 points… Justin Anderson had 3 points, while scoring 2 each were Dravious Copeland, Christian Anderson and Ryan Dacre… The team is 4-14 on the season and 1-4 in region play… The varsity teams will be back in action Friday when they travel to Mauldin.
- Sinclair on Indefinite Suspension… The Raiders were without Coach Ben Sinclair last night… In case you did not know, he was ejected from last Friday night’s game at Greenwood for receiving 2 technical fouls… He further went on the court and confronted the officials after the ejection… By SCHSL rule, he must be suspended for 1 game and pay a $300 fine… According to information received from district officials, he has been placed on indefinite suspension until such time as the video can be removed and district officials meet with him and get his report on the incident.
Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusaders had to travel to Saluda to take on the Knights of WW King in region action.
- Girls: LA 41 – WWK 20… The Lady Crusaders ran their record to 17-2 / 5-0 last night as they took a 41-20 win over the Lady Knights… The only quarter ether team scored in double-digits was the second when the Crusaders put 18 on the board to make their lead 27-8 at the half and coasted to the win… Ruthie Moore had a game-high 19 points and Taylor Campbell was also in double digits with 15… Reagan Williamson added 3 points and both Blair Quarles and Morgan Marlett chipped in 2 each.
- Boys: LA 35 – WWK 18… In boys’ action, the Crusaders completed a varsity sweep by taking a 35-18 win… Both teams were kind of cold in the first half as the Crusaders led 12-10 going into the locker room… The Crusaders must have made some offensive adjustments at the half as they outscored the Knights 14-6 and then held the Knights to just 2 points in the last quarter to take the win… Joshua Moore led all scorers with 15 points and was the only Crusader scoring more than 10 points… Noah Moore had 9 points, Jonathan Burns 4, Charlton McCall 3 while Will Price and Dawson Foster chipped in 2 each… The Lady Crusader middle school and varsity team will travel to Cambridge Academy Thursday and all teams will be back in action Friday when they host Covenant.
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