Raiders take first Laurens-Clinton competition in a long time
BASKETBALL IS BACK, despite spiking virus - a photo essay; also, varsity girls win in OT Tuesday, and more info in Scoreboard including PC women win.
Girls’ Basketball: Clinton 45, Wade Hampton 38 OT. C Scorer: De’Shanti Watts, 17.
JV: Boys - Clinton 45, Laurens 30. C Scorer: Taliek Fuller, 16. Girls - Clinton 20, Laurens 18. C Scorers: Marcey Campbell and Patience Adams, 6 each.
JV Girls basketball at Newberry scheduled for Monday, 12-14 has been cancelled. The JV Boys will still play at Newberry on Monday @ 6PM.
The postponed Varsity Girls basketball game from 12-4 and the postponed Varsity boys basketball game from 12-11 versus Laurens will now be played on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Clinton High School. The girls tipoff will be at 6 PM followed by the boys at 7:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 6 at 8 AM at chsreddevils.com. No tickets will be available at the door.
PC women will play on Saturday.
Men’s Basketball Adds Home Game against Carver College --- The Presbyterian College men's basketball team scheduled a home game against Carver College for Monday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m. The Blue Hose have not played since Dec. 2, with the last four games postponed or canceled due to COVID protocol issues.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+, with radio coverage on WPCC. The Cougars and Blue Hose last met Feb. 16, 2008, in PC's first NCAA Division I season. The Blue Hose won the game 111-51, behind a record-setting 22 three-pointers.
The first of a two-game home stand, Presbyterian hosts South Carolina State Friday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. The Blue Hose close out the pre-holiday break with a road match at The Citadel, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m.
Laurens picked up its first win of the season Friday at Clinton, 48-35, in the first Raiders-Red Devils cross-county game in a long time. COVID-19 canceled the annual football rivalry game for the first time in 5 decades - basketball also is affected as the girls' game was canceled by virus cases. The boys-only competition in the CHS gym was Clinton's first varsity basketball game of the season. The teams were able to compete this fall in volleyball and cross-country.
Kimon Quarles was Clinton's lead scorer with 8 points. KD Mosley dropped in 13 for the visiting Raiders. Clinton won the 2nd half scoring, 20-19.
Gym capacity was limited and fans were asked to wear masks, in accordance with SC High School League guidelines. This is an attempt to slow down the 3rd COVID-19 spike since spring - South Carolina recorded 2,715 new confirmed cases of the virus on Saturday in addition to 2,470 new confirmed cases on Friday.
The COVID-19 death toll in South Carolina (since March) is 4,517.
Clinton has/has had 830 COVID-19 infections.
Clinton's girls were able to squeeze in a non-region game at Dorman, falling 58-41, against the Class AAAAA Cavaliers. Coming off a Region Championship last season, Clinton is the No. 2 ranked team in the state in AAA. The Red Devils' scoring machine is De'Shanti Watts, with 18 points against the Dorman defense.
Clinton varsity's next scheduled games are Dec. 15 against Newberry - the Red Devils-Bulldogs were canceled Dec. 1 because of coronavirus infections. The Red Devils also are scheduled to play Jan 5 @ Ninety Six and Jan 8 @ Union County.
Both Presbyterian College men's and women's basketball gave pauses team operations because of COVID-19 infections. PC announced previously that for now it would play in the Templeton Center without fans.
Close contact - inside 6 ft - and no face coverings to prevent breating and coughin droplets from spreading person to person are scientifically proven methods for the spread of COVID-19, a potentially fatal respiratory disease. A vaccine could be ready for distribution as early as Dec. 14. Worldwide, 66,486,621 people have been infected, 1.5 Million have died - 46,006,462 have recovered.