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Choice’s career ends in LMU loss
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Former Laurens Raider Luquon Choice has seen his college basketball career come to an end. Choice scored 17 points and had seven rebounds as the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters fell to Northwest Missouri State, 79-67, in the NCAA Division II national semifinals Thursday night in Sioux Falls, S.D. The loss ends LMU’s season at 30-6. Choice…

Choice, LMU reach Final Four
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Luquon Choice and the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters men’s basketball team advanced to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament by defeating Chico State, 74-61, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday. Choice finished with 22 points and four rebounds as LMU broke away from a 54-all tie past the midway…

Choice, LMU advance to Elite Eight
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Luquon Choice and Lincoln Memorial are heading back to the NCAA Division II men’s basketball Elite Eight. Choice, despite being held to 1 of 9 shooting and four points – with all four points in the first half – he and the LMU Railsplitters used a second-half surge to eliminate Queens with an 82-68 victory…

Miles named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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Presbyterian College guard Janie Miles was named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday, part of the season-ending women’s basketball awards announced leading up to this week’s Big South Tournament. Miles, a junior on the PC roster, had her first double-double this year when she posted 15 points and 11 rebounds at East Carolina in…

Clinton basketball picks up host of honors
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The Clinton boys’ basketball team was honored by Region 3-3A voters as head coach Silas Romines was named Coach of the Year, while three players made the all-region team – including Region Player of the Year Jalen Carter. Carter averaged 15.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game for the Red Devils, who won…

LA girls, Clinton boys both come up short
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The Laurens Academy girls and Clinton boys both saw their hopes of state basketball championship glory come to an end Saturday. Laurens Academy, in the SCISA Class A Championship Game at the Sumter Civic Center, was on the receiving end of a 17-7 run by Dorchester Academy in the second half that helped spark the…

LA girls outlast Holly Hill, advance to SCISA Championship Game
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The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team is one victory away from a state championship. Ruthie Moore scored 30 points and Taylor Campbell scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter (all of which came from the foul line), as the Crusaders eliminated the Holly Hill Raiders Thursday, 53-47, in the semifinal round…

Clinton boys return to Upper State finals
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The Clinton Red Devils boys’ basketball team is one victory away from its first-ever state championship game appearance. Tymori Tribble scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures, and the Red Devils used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and eliminate Berea in the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Tuesday,…

LA girls reach SCISA semis
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The Laurens Academy Crusaders girls’ basketball team used a 12-0 scoring run from the end of the second quarter through the middle of the third quarter to effectively put away the Beaufort Academy Eagles Monday night in Sumter, advancing to the SCISA Class A semifinals with a 55-34 victory at Wilson Hall. Laurens Academy advanced…

Clinton boys advance to quarterfinals
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The Clinton boys’ basketball team advanced to the state quarterfinals of the SCHSL Class 3A Tournament Friday night, using a 10-1 run to pull away from Pendleton to grab a 53-42 victory at Clinton High. Jalen Carter had 13 points and Zay Hurley added 12 points, for Clinton. Hurley and Vilo Boyd each had two…