- BK Men: PC 71 – Longwood 62… Now there is good news for fans of Blue Hose men’s basketball as PC took a 71-62 win over Longwood last Saturday at the Templeton Center… Ed Drew led the team with 21 points an9 rebounds… For more information on this contest, click here…. The team will be back in action tonight as they travel to Liberty for a 7 pm contest.
- BK Women: High Point 87 – PC 60… Now the news is not as good where the Lady Blue Hose are concerned as they fell to High Point on the road last Sunday by a score of 87-60…. For more information on this contest, click here… The team will try to rebound tonight as they host Radford in a 7 pm contest at the Templeton Center.
CHS: The JV teams traveled down to Newberry last night to take on the Bulldogs.
- Boys: Clinton 57 – Newberry 41… In boys action there is good news to report as Clinton took a 57-41 win over Newberry avenging an earlier 49-47 loss to the Bulldogs…. Coach Glenn noted his team played well on the road last night and the defense caused a good number of turnovers… A he put it; it was a great team win… JD Payne had 26 points to lead the Red Devils and Konnor Richardson was also in double digits with 14… Titus Hood chipped in 8 points…. The team is now 10-4 on the season.
- Girls: Sorry score was not reported to me.
LDHS: The Laurens Raider JV basketball teams and the 9yh grade boys’ team hosted the Wade Hampton Generals last night.
- JV Girls: Laurens 23 – WH 19… The Lady Raiders suffered through a scoreless second period last night and trailed the Lady Generals 9-8 at the half but they stormed back in the third quarter to take a 16-12 lad going into the final quarter and went on to a 23-19 win over the Generals… Aija Davis led the team in scoring with 9 points and Monay Conway & Paula Abrams each had 4.
- 9th Grade Boys: Laurens 36- WH 20…. The 9th grade boys came out and took a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and then went on to take a 23-19 win over the Generals… Amaija Hill led the Raiders in scoring with 10 points while CJ Austin chipped in 9 points… Both Walt Womble & Qua Todd had 6 points each.
- JV Boys: WH 37 – Laurens 34… The Raider JV boys were the only ones to come up on the short side of a score last night as the Generals took a 37-34 win… Dee Foster led the Raiders in scoring with 10 points.
Wrestling… The Raider wrestling team was in action Saturday as they hosted the Region 2-AAAAA Tournament in the main gym at LDHS… As a team, the Raiders finished fourth with 105.5 points behind perennial powerhouse Hillcrest (246.0), Mauldin (173.0) and Greenwood (121.0)… Eric Diaz finished first in his weight division while Shokeil Moses and Austin Cain finished second in theirs… Raiders who finished third in their weight divisions were Damein Ladd and Bud Jones…. Zack Miller, Zarquel Castro, Caleb Reid and Hunter Hamby all finished fourth in theirs… For complete match details on all the Raider wrestles, click on the following:
Middle School Basketball
- Little River Conference Tournament this Week… The Little River basketball Tournament will be taking place this week and will conclude with the finals at Clinton MS on Monday, February 6th… The first round for the girls’ teams was Monday in Newberry and the boys start today at Clinton MS… To see the entire bracket, click here.
Scores from first round action at Newberry MS in the tournament last night:
- Mid-Carolina 42 – Southside Christian 27… Sorry no scoring details available.
- Gray Court-Owings 41 – CMS-R 28… Sorry no scoring details available
- Newberry MS 32 – CMS-W 21… Sorry no scoring details available
Laurens MS and Sanders MS Finish Season Against Each Other at Sanders
- Girls: LMS 36 – Sanders 10… In the first game of the evening, the Lady Tigers of LMS took a 36-10 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets thus giving them a sweep over Sanders for the season as they had earlier taken a 32-8 win… To put it simply, the young Sanders team just could not handle the pressure defense of the Tigers… The Tigers Nadia Anderson led scorers with 10 points… Jakayla Young added 7 points while Angel Johnson contributed 5 to round out the top 3 scores for the victors… Zinyrea Calhoun and Doniya Ferguson-Redfield both had 3 points to lead Sanders.
- Boys: Sanders 44 – LMS 25… Now turning to boys’ action, earlier in the season Sanders took a 32-14 win over the LMS Tigers and they also won 44-25 last night to give them the sweep of their 2-game series this season… Sanders only led 21-17 at the half as the Tigers dried to keep it close but Sanders broke the game open in the third quarter running off a string of points and outscored the Tigers 15-5 and then went on to the win… For sanders, Shamare Dendy had 13 points to lead all scorers… Rounding out the top 3 scorers for sanders you have Rashum Kennedy with 9 points and Zak Rice with 6…. The Tigers were led by Trey Smith with 9 points and DJ Barksdale with 5.
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