Angel Johnson scored 13 points and Nyre Calhoun added four, but Hillcrest’s buzzer-beater lifted the Rams to a 29-28 victory over the Laurens junior varsity girls at LDHS on Monday night.
The Raiders withstood a number of shots but had the ball with 4.5 seconds remaining. A turnover on the in-bounds pass gave Hillcrest one last chance that the Rams converted.
Hillcrest defeated the LDHS junior varsity boys 42-33 after leading 14-2 after a quarter. Isiah Burnside scored 12 points for the Raiders in a losing cause.
The Rams also won the ninth-grade game 35-32. Waldrick Burnside led Laurens with 12
Laurens Middle School won its boys’ basketball game against Hickory Tavern, 45-20 behind 16 points from Devon Redd and 11 from K.D. Mosley. Jay Pulley scored eight.
Faith Jackson scored all but two of the Hickory Tavern girls’ points in a 28-5 victory over LMS.
Mia Barr scored six points in a losing cause as Mid-Carolina defeated the Clinton Middle girls, 23-10.