Multiple Teams · Laurens District 55 High School Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Byrnes 62-61

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

7:30 PM

Laurens District 55 High School

Game Recap

The Laurens Raiders hosted the Byrnes Rebels on Tuesday night. It was the home opener for the Raiders and they did not disappoint. Byrnes raced out to an 11-0 start, but the Raiders calmed down and answered with a 3 by Josh Green and a pull up jumper by Christian Anderson. The Byrnes Rebels used a full court press to create turnovers in the first quarter and jumped out to a 19-10 lead.

The second quarter saw the pace pick up and the Raiders find their scoring. Led by the balanced scoring of Ty Foster, Justin Anderson, and Green the Raiders were able to put 22 points on the board in the second quarter. The Rebels were able to keep pace by earning free throws and offensive rebounds. The Raiders would win the second quarter by 1. The Rebels carried a 40-32 lead at the half.

The third quarter saw a much better defensive effort from the Raiders. Laurens was able to force turnovers and tough shots which led to easy transitions buckets. Dee Foster led the Raiders with 8 huge third quarter points. The Raiders cut the Rebels lead to 5 heading into the 4th down 51-48.

In the 4th, the Raiders continued their comeback push. Behind buckets by Justin Anderson, Ty Foster and Dee Foster the Raiders were able to grab the lead late in the quarter. The Rebels would answer and take back the lead with under a minute to play. A huge steal and layin by Justin Anderson would tie the game at 60-60 with 40 seconds to play. Byrnes would convert a tough layup at the rim to grab the lead with 13 seconds left. After a timeout, the Raiders missed a 3 pointer but the miss was rebounded by Dee Foster. Foster would then get fouled hard on a put-back attempt. Foster would make the first free throw but rim out the second. The Rebels grabbed the rebound and ran out the remaining 1 second on the game clock.

Dee Foster 13pts 6rbs 2stls
Josh Green 11pts 3 RBI
Ty Foster 10pts 4ast 2rbs
Justin Anderson 9pts 1ast 2stls
Carson Todd 8pts 5 RBI
Christian Anderson 7pts 2rbs 3ast
Ryan Dacre 5rbs, 3ast, 4 blocks, 1stl

Box Scores

Laurens District 55