GREENWOOD – Diamonte Grant poured in 27 points, hitting 8 of 12 field-goal attempts and 7 of 9 free throws, to lead the Laurens Academy boys’ basketball team to an overwhelming 57-38 victory over Cambridge Academy on Tuesday night.
Two of Grant’s field goals were 3-pointers as he accounted for nearly half the Crusaders’ points.
Cambridge edged Laurens Academy in the girls’ game, 46-44.
The Laurens Academy boys (4-6) hit 19 of 42 field-goal attempts as a team for a percentage of .452.
Andrew Codington and Clarence Bertoli each scored 7 points for the Crusaders. Thomas Lowry added 6, Nicolas Rita 4 and Buddy Baker and Colton McGee each chipped in 3.
Maddox Lee led the Cougars with 11 points, and Seth Massey added 10.
Olivia Huck and S.G. Natiello combined for 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Cambridge girls edged the Crusaders.
Huck popped 9 of her 11 free-throw attempts en route to 15 points, but the rest of the team combined to hit only 5 of 16. Natiello scored 13 points on 6-13 floor shooting and 1-4 at the line.
Other scorers were Payton Breen 5, Olivia Suttles 4, Elissa Hucks 4, Rylee Ballard 2 and Emily Suttles 1.
LA (4-6) shot 44 percent from the field as a team, compared to 26.5 for the Cougars, but Cambridge tried twice as many shots. The Crusaders won the earlier game between the two, 33-26.
Alex Cockrell was the dominant player for Cambridge, scoring 16 points. Lindsey Lee added 9.