Area Sports

LA cagers advance to regional finals; Raiders’ seasons end

The Laurens Academy Crusaders saw both of their varsity basketball teams advance to the Region 2-A finals with victories Friday night at Greenwood Christian – while both Laurens basketball teams brought their seasons to their conclusion with losses at Greenwood. LA’s girls advanced to the regional final with a 39-11 victory over Anderson Christian. Ruthie…

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PC men shut down Asheville

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team played one of its best defensive games of the season, forcing 21 turnovers – including a single-game Division-I record seven steals – and held UNC Asheville to 17 first-half points in a 67-44 victory at the Templeton Center Thursday night. The victory moved PC to 14-11 overall and 6-4…

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LDHS boys pushed to the brink

The Laurens Raiders are in what amounts to a must-win situation entering Friday’s regular-season finale at Greenwood after a rough home finale against T.L. Hanna Tuesday. Laurens got 27 points from Dee Foster, but a 21-3 Hanna run from the middle of the second quarter through most of the third quarter helped give the Yellow…

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PC women shut out in overtime loss to CSU

The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team struggled from the field for much of its game Saturday afternoon against Charleston Southern at the Templeton Center, but nearly pulled out what would’ve been a program-building victory over the Bucs. Instead, PC walked away with a difficult loss as the Bucs got a free throw with 7.2 seconds…

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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…

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Clinton hires Fountain as new football coach

The Clinton Red Devils announced the hiring of Corey Fountain as its new football coach Friday morning. He replaces Andrew Webb, who was let go after last season. Fountain, currently the head coach of Lamar High School, has led his team to winning seasons each of the last five years. His teams won region and…

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Laurens’ boys fall at Wade Hampton, girls win

The Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball team played in a game Tuesday that had all the intensity of a state tournament game. Thankfully, for the Raiders, it wasn’t. But it was still disappointing all the same as the Raiders fought back from down 13 points in the second half to tie the game in the fourth…

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PC men rally from down 18, drop Winthrop

The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team picked up a milestone victory in the Dustin Kerns era, rallying from down 18 points in the first half to pull out a 99-91 victory over the Winthrop Eagles at the Templeton Center in Clinton. The victory moved PC to 13-10 overall, 5-3 in the Big South, and ended…

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Laurens’ boys get big victory, while girls lose

The Laurens Raiders’ varsity basketball teams split a home doubleheader Friday night against Easley, with the boys picking up an important victory in their hopes of qualifying for the state tournament next month. Laurens got 17 first-half points from Shamare Dendy to help grab a one-point lead at the half, and the Raiders ran off…

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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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