|JV boys fall hard to Laurens|
|Written by Jimmy Webb|
|Friday, 02 December 2011 00:19|
Laurens came to town Thursday night and raided the Devil Den. The Clinton junior varsity team was not able to do much to control things, as the Raiders cruised to a 44-19 victory.
Clinton managed to keep things close early, as they trailed 7-5 at the end of the first quarter. Laurens was able to pull out to a 16-8 edge, before Hunter Stewart hit a three with 3:15 to go in the half in an attempt to give the Red Devils a little spark. However, Laurens scored eight of the last nine points of the half to take a 24-12 lead.
The Red Devils came out flat in the third quarter and were unable to score until there were only thirty-six seconds left. The Raiders had scored eleven for a 35-13 edge after three quarters. Clinton managed to hit a buzzer beater at the end of the game to cut the Raiders edge to 44-19.
“We were outrebounded and didn’t shoot the ball well at all tonight,” was how Coach Eddie Romines summed up his teams play.
Clinton will travel to Newberry on Saturday to participate in a quadruple header against the Bulldogs. The JV girls tip-off at 3:00 with the JV boys scheduled for around 4:30.
LHS: 7-17-11-9 = 44
CHS: 5- 7- 1-6 = 19