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LA wraps home slate with sweep

The Laurens Academy varsity basketball teams played their final home games of the 2018-19 season Friday night, each coming away with a victory.

The LA girls wrapped up their third straight undefeated region season with a 65-35 victory over Newberry Academy. LA (21-3) used a 15-0 run in the first quarter to break an early 2-all tie, and led by as much as 35 points in the fourth quarter. Ruthie Moore had 39 points in her final home game, while Jennifer Wu scored eight.

LA’s boys won their last game of the regular season with a 37-24 victory over Newberry Academy. LA held the visiting Eagles to two field goals in the fourth quarter, totaling just four points, as the Crusaders pulled away.

Noah Moore had 15 points in his final home game for LA.

Both teams play region tournament games next week.

Laurens: The Raiders suffered a road sweep at the hands of Woodmont.

Laurens’ boys suffered a 67-64 loss in overtime to the Wildcats, falling to 10-14 overall and 5-7 in Region 1-5A. The Raiders are now one game ahead of both J.L. Mann and Greenwood for fourth place in the region standings, with critical games against T.L. Hanna and Greenwood next week that will help determine whether the Raiders advance to the state tournament.

LDHS’ girls, meanwhile, struggled all through their game with the Wildcats, falling 54-24. The Raiders were held to just one point in the first quarter and trailed 35-8 at the half before the Wildcats eased home.

Laurens is now 6-16 overall, 2-10 in the region.

Clinton: The Red Devil girls moved up to 17-4 overall, 5-4 in Region 3-3A, with a 62-52 victory over Emerald.

Three Clinton players scored in double figures, with De’Shanti Watts scoring a team-high 17 points. Savanna Campbell had 12 points and Terriauna Bennett had 11.

Clinton’s boys suffered a 65-59 loss to Emerald, preventing the Red Devils from clinching a berth in the state tournament. Clinton is now 7-13 overall, 4-5 in the region.

Clinton faces Woodruff Tuesday in the final game of the regular season for the Red Devils.

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