The Laurens Academy Lady Crusaders varsity girls basketball team competed over the Christmas break in multiple games. The Lady Crusaders competed in the Lowes Classic 2018 High School Basketball Tournament held at Chesnee High School. The girls were the only private school team invited and played against two five A schools on one three A school. The team competed in a game a day throughout December 27 through December 29 and battles hard each game. The Laurens Academy Lady Crusaders finished 1-2 at the end of the tournament in fifth place. First, the Lady Crusaders took a win over AAA Chesnee High School at their own gym. The next two games, the Crusaders lost to AAAAA Fort Mill and Gaffney. The Gaffney game was within ten points. All together, the Lady Crusaders represented the school very well and played their hearts out.