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Clinton hoops drop pair of tie-breakers
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Both the Clinton boys’ and girls’ basketball teams played an extra game Thursday night to break a pair of ties in the Region 3-3A standings, with both Clinton teams coming up on the short end of the stick. Newberry scored the first 10 points of the second half to pull away from Clinton and pick…

Clinton splits, Laurens swept, and LA boys win on busy night
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Tuesday night brought five of the six area prep basketball teams back onto the court, resulting in a mixed bag of results. Laurens Academy took home the opening game of the boys’ SCISA Region 2-A Tournament with a 56-22 victory over King, in Newberry. LA got 19 points from Joshua Moore, who passed the 1,000-point…

Clinton sweep marred by fight, ejections
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The Clinton Red Devils’ basketball teams each won their varsity contests Friday night against Broome, but the girls’ victory was spoiled by an ugly incident late in the fourth quarter. In Clinton’s 47-36 victory over Broome that all but assured the girls a spot in the state tournament later this month, Red Devil Terriauna Bennett…

Area sports: What’s coming up this weekend
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  The weekend is fast approaching, and there are a healthy number of events to attend this weekend for area sports fans. Action starts Thursday evening when the Presbyterian College men’s basketball team (9-14) looks to bounce back from a tough loss to Liberty when it hosts Longwood. Game time is at 7 p.m., at…

Laurens County Sports Hall announces 2018 class
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The Laurens County Hall of Fame announced its 2018 class, featuring five new inductees. Former Laurens Raiders’ football star Rickey Foggie, former head coach Bobby Ivey, Clinton High baseball standout Kinard Littleton, and officials Sam and Truman Owens were all tabbed by the three-person selection committee for induction on March 22. The ceremony will take…

PC women rally past Furman in OT
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The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team wrapped up non-conference play Saturday afternoon with a thriller, getting a team-high 24 points from senior Cortney Storey – including the game-winning free throws with 1.2 seconds to go in overtime, as the Blue Hose picked up a 76-75 victory over the Furman Paladins at the Templeton Center. PC…

Laurens’ boys win tournament
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The Laurens Raiders boys’ basketball team won the Emerald City Classic Championship Friday night, getting 12 points and six boards from tournament MVP Chandler Todd to help lift the Raiders to a 72-67 victory over the host Emerald Vikings. Christian Anderson also had 17 points, seven assists and three steals to help the Raiders, who…

Holiday hoops continue for county teams
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The Laurens Academy girls’ basketball team, along with both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Clinton and Laurens, returned to the court Thursday for holiday tournament play. Laurens Academy opened the day with its first loss of the season, a 48-22 defeat at the hands of Fort Mill, at the Lowe’s Roundball Classic in Chesnee.…

Area teams open holiday hoops
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The Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils’ basketball teams opened holiday tournament play Wednesday afternoon. In Laurens, the Clinton girls opened the Raider Rumble by knocking off Belton-Honea Path, 39-33. De’Shanti Watts led Clinton with 21 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter to help deny the Bears’ last-gasp comeback hopes. Clinton later played…

LDHS girls knock off Spartanburg; boys lose
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LAURENS – Cali Heisey scored 10 of her 21 points in the second quarter, while teammate Qua Fortson scored 15 points and hit 6 of 8 free throws in a 2:41 stretch in the fourth quarter to help the Raiders knock off Spartanburg 54-51, Thursday night in Laurens. Laurens (4-5) trailed by as much as…