Area Sports

PC men match ’18 victory total by topping Longwood

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team won its 11th game of the season Saturday, equaling its total number of victories for all of last season, when it notched a 71-64 victory over the Longwood Lancers at the Templeton Center in Clinton. Presbyterian is now 11-9 overall and 3-2 in the Big South. The victory is…

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Clinton splits doubleheader; LA sweeps

The Clinton Red Devils’ varsity basketball teams split a home doubleheader Friday night, while the Laurens Academy Crusaders took home a pair of victories on the road. Clinton’s girls, playing without both De’Shanti Watts and Serenity Baker, could not find its offense in the second half as Woodruff sent the Red Devils to their second…

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Clinton girls drop 2nd game of season as Emerald rolls

The Clinton girls’ basketball team lost just its second game of the season Tuesday night as it could not slow down Quadijah Moore and the Emerald Vikings, losing 70-29 in Clinton. The teams both entered the game ranked in the top 10 in the SCBCA Class 3A polls, with Clinton at No. 2 and Emerald…

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PC women find footing, stop Upstate

It took a little time for the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team to get into the groove against USC Upstate Saturday afternoon at the Templeton Center, but once they did the Blue Hose won their second game in five days. PC picked up a 70-54 victory over the visiting Spartans, moving to 4-11 overall and…

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Laurens’ boys storm back, clip Greenwood

Down 13 points with less than 7 minutes to go Friday night, the Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball team didn’t panic. It just hunkered down and came through with arguably its biggest victory since Ryan Walker took over as head coach. Laurens outscored Greenwood 25-13 over the final 6:50 of regulation, and got a pair of…

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Clinton boys go cold in loss to Lexington

The Clinton boys’ basketball team hit the court at the Templeton Center Saturday night to challenge one of the top teams in the state, and for nearly three quarters they appeared able to put up a strong fight. From the late stages of the third quarter to the finish of the game, however, Clinton’s offense went…

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Laurens tastes bitter defeat in DH sweep by Wade Hampton

The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams returned from its New Year’s break and resumed region play Friday night in a home doubleheader against Wade Hampton. The results of those games, however, were not the positive return to play either team was hoping for. Laurens’ boys fought tooth-and-nail with the Generals throughout the night found themselves…

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PC women fall at Furman; men knock off SCSU

The Presbyterian College basketball teams wrapped up non-conference play Wednesday night when they both went on the road – with varied results. PC’s women got 24 points from Shamani Stafford and 20 points from Kacie Hall, but Furman’s Je’Jzae Davidson had a game-high 28 points as the Paladins picked up a 76-68 victory over the…

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Clinton girls use late shot to claim tourney title

The Clinton girls’ basketball team will enter the new season on a continued high after a late-game victory won the Carolina Invitational Atlantic Division title. Taneal Evans hit a floating jump shot at the buzzer to give the Red Devils, ranked No. 2 in the most-recent SCBCA Class 3A rankings, a 53-52 victory over Cane…

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LDHS girls qualify for Raider Rumble final

The Laurens Raiders girls’ basketball team will play in the Raider Rumble Championship Game after the team’s second victory in as many nights. Laurens got 22 points from Qua Fortson and 10 from Lamoria Allen as the Raiders took advantage of an ice-cold Riverside Warriors’ offense to pull out a 56-35 victory in the final…

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