Lady Raider Rumble Results… Let’s check on the results from the 2nd Annual Lady Raider Rumble that started yesterday at LDHS where both Clinton and Laurens played a pair of games…
- BHP 47 – Clinton 32… In the first game of the tournament, the Lady Red Devils took on the always strong Lady Bears of BHP… In the first quarter the Red Devils played solid defense and got their share of rebounds and led 7-6 at the end of the quarter… However the Bears picked up their offense in the second quarter and out-rebounded the Red Devils and led 24-16 at the half… BHP continued to pull away in the second half and wound up winning the game 47-32… The Lady Devils fought to the end but just could not climb out of the hole… The Bears’ Shanteal Green led all scorers with 21 points… Ashlyn Abercrombie was the only Red Devil in double digits with 14… Other scoring for Clinton were Savannah Campbell with 9, Terriana Bennett 6 and MK Kelly 3.
- York 40 – Clinton 21… Later yesterday afternoon the Lady Red Devils faced off against the Lady Cougars of York HS… Savannah Campbell scored the first 3 points of the game for Clinton on their opening possession and they held that lead for only about 2 minutes before York went up 4-3 and then rattled off 7 more unanswered points and never trailed again… York led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter and 25-11 at the half and continued to pull away for a 47-21 win… Clinton had trouble with the turnover bug throughout the game and York’s height did not allow them many second chances while they had several… The leading scorer in the game was York’s Natalee Graham… Clinton was led by Savannah Campbell who scored 11 points… Others scoring for the Red Devils were Terriana Bennett with 4 while both Alexis Pagano and MK Kelly had 3 points each… The Red Devils are scheduled to face the Lady Bear Cats of Brookland-Cayce today at 6:30 or perhaps a few minutes earlier.
- Laurens vs. Ware Shoals… The Lady Raiders were scheduled to take on the Lady Hornets of Ware Shoals in their first game of the day buy transportation issues and district policy about using non-district owned transportation prevented them from making the tournament this year… They will forfeit all their scheduled games in tournament.
- Union County 54 – Laurens 46… In the last game of the evening the Lady Raiders faced off against the Lady Yellow Jackets of Union County HS and fell to the Jackets by a score of 54-46… Union came out hot and the Raiders cold and the score was 12-0 before the Raiders finally got on the board to make it 12-2 with 2:35 left in the first quarter… The Yellow Jackets had an 18-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and 28-18 at the half… Union led 39-30 going into the final quarter of play and the Raiders did not give up as they cut the Yellow Jackets lead to three points 49-46 with 2 minutes left to play but just could not get any closer… The Raiders’ defense caused more turnovers than the Raiders committed themselves but the problem was they had trouble turning them into points as they could not finish out the shots and missed over half of their free throw attempts… The Raiders were led by Ke’Ny-Ja Spurgeon who had a game high 19 points and was the only Raider in double-digits… Cali Heisey finished the night with 9 points, Qua Fortson 8, Tieisha Jones 4, Alexus Espinosa & Portland Wallace 2 each while both MK Moore and Jayla Mosley had a single point… The Raiders and the Mustangs of Palmetto are scheduled to play today at 7:45 or possibly a few minutes before.
Other Scores in yesterday’s action at the Raider Rumble: York 54 – Brookland-Cayce 48, Union 56 – Palmetto 39 and BHP 43 – Brookland-Cayce 30
- Clinton 61 – Batesburg-Leesville 44… The CHS boys’ basketball team opened up their participation in the 2016 Bennie Bennett Holiday Classic at Batesburg-Leesville last night taking on the host Panthers… Good news here for Red Devil fans as they defeated the Panthers 61-44…The Red Devils jumped on the Panthers early taking a 22-7 at the end of the first quarter as Jalen Carter had 8 of his 13 points on the night in the quarter… The Panthers were never able to outscore the Red Devils in any of the final 3 quarters as the Red Devils took the win running their season record to 7-1 on the season… Kiah Young and Carter both had 13 points to lead all scorers… Tymori Tribble added 8 points for the Red Devils, Vilo Boyd 6 while Jahleed Cook, Josh Williams and Zay Hurley all had 5 points each… Rounding out the scoring for Clinton Tashymen Boyd had 4 points and Zay Bennett 2… Clinton will now face Aiken tonight in the tournament semi-finals again at B-L HS with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 pm
- Greenville 71 – Laurens 51… The LDHS boys’ basketball team opened their participation in the C. Dan Joyner Poinsettia Classic last night at Greenville HS… The Laurens Raiders were played their first contest in 11 days and it showed in the first quarter as the host Greenville Red Raiders jumped out to a 19-5 lead in the opening quarter in route to a 71-51 victory over the Laurens Raiders… In the first quarter, the only offense Laurens could manage was a 3 pointer by Justin Anderson and a layup by Keenan Dickey… Laurens fought back in the second quarter, cutting the deficit to 29-19 at the half…. The Raiders offense started to pick up in the second quarter with 5 points each from Ryan Dacre and Zh’Rece Anderson. Dontae Shumpert and Ty Foster each had a basket in the second quarter as the Laurens Raiders made it a contest… Laurens continued to improve offensively in the third quarter, scoring 17 points. Carson Todd had 7 points in the quarter, Justin Anderson had 6 and Ty Foster and Keenan Dickey each had two points… However, Laurens also played its worst defense of the game in the third quarter giving up 27 points to Greenville… Laurens played a 15-15 fourth quarter but by then the damage had been done… Aden Partee sparked the Raiders with 7 points in the final quarter… Zh’Rece Anderson added 5 points and Justin Anderson had a 3 pointer for Laurens in the final quarter.. Justin Anderson led Laurens with 12 points and Zh’Rece Anderson was also in double figures with 10… Carson Todd and Aden Partee each had 7 points, Ryan Dacre scored 5 while Ty Foster and Keenan Dickey added 4 points each and Dontae Shumpert had 2 points… The Laurens Raiders fall to 2-8 overall on the season and play Palmetto at 1:45 today in the second round at Greenville High School.
Football Bowl Games… If you want to see the results from yesterday’s bowl games (or any previous bowl game) as well as the schedule for today (and the rest of the schedule also), click here to go to the NCAA bowl schedule that has links to all that information.
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