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Hidden in Trump’s big South Carolina win: A not-so-small problem for him in November

Trump drew closer to the nomination but showed signs of potential weakness.


CHARLESTON, South Carolina |
Donald Trump’s trouncing of Nikki Haley on her home turf Saturday put on full display his dominance across the demographic spectrum of the GOP. It also put to rest whatever lingering beliefs there were that this primary may still have some drama left in it.

Here was Haley, the first candidate to get Trump in a head-to-head matchup, and she could not deliver, neither in moderate New Hampshire nor her home state.

But Trump’s effortless win in the Palmetto State — he visited just three times in recent weeks, four if you count a fundraiser — was as much of a demonstration of his total control of the party as it was South Carolinians’ repudiation of Haley.

“It’s a testament to how red South Carolina is as a state,” said former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford. “It’s a testament to people being squeezed at lower socio-economic levels … and wanting something different.”

And Haley, he said, “probably didn’t mind the home fires as full as she should have.”

Here are six things South Carolina told us about the primary as it moves Michigan, Super Tuesday, and beyond.

IT'S HARD TO FIND A GOP DEMOGRAPHIC THAT DOESN'T LOVE TRUMP

If you really need more evidence of Trump’s dominance over the Republican Party — well, South Carolina had it in spades.

'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' Black History Fact: Lucy Stanton Day Sessions (1831-1910)


Educator and abolitionist Lucy Stanton Day Sessions is believed to be the first African American woman to graduate from college, completing a Ladies' Literary Course from Oberlin College in 1850. For over a century, Ohio College has recognized its early Literary Course program as equivalent to a degree program even though it did not award graduates with a bachelor’s degree. In 1862 Oberlin College formally awarded the first bachelor’s degree to an African American woman when Mary Jane Patterson graduated with a B.A.

Lucy Stanton was born as a freed inhabitant of Cleveland, Ohio on October 16, 1831. Her father, Samuel, was a free-born black barber who died before Lucy was two years old. Her mother, Margaret, later remarried John Brown, a wealthy black businessman and abolitionist who was active in the Underground Railroad. The family often harbored runaway slaves in their homes. At the time, blacks were not allowed to attend public schools in Cleveland, so Brown organized the city’s first school for African Americans.


Baker-Mazara Scores Career High, Leads Auburn to win at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. | Making his first start at Auburn, Chad Baker-Mazara responded with a career-high 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 97-76 win at Georgia on Saturday. 

"Chad Baker-Mazara was the best player on the floor tonight, and nobody is terribly surprised by that," Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said. 

Baker-Mazara was inserted into the starting lineup against the Bulldogs as Pearl looked to shake things up with Jaylin Williams out due to injury. He came out firing with eight points and a pair of 3-pointers in the game's first four minutes. He closed out the first half with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. 

"To be honest, I just realized the guy in front of me couldn't guard me," Baker-Mazara said. "I told Coach (Pearl), 'Let's take advantage of that.' He believed in me today, put the ball in my hands, and thankfully I got to execute."

Baker-Mazara finished 8-of-12 for the game and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals. 

As part of the shakeup with Williams out, Chaney Johnson and Aden Holloway joined Baker-Mazara in the starting lineup Saturday, and both players scored in double figures. 

LSU Concludes Tiger Classic with a Pair of Shutouts Over Austin Peay, Houston

The Fighting Tigers had 20 hits and 16 RBI with three home runs in Saturday's doubleheader

BATON ROUGE, La. | No. 6/7 LSU (13-0) swept the 2024 Tiger Classic after registering two shutouts on day three. LSU defeated Houston (11-4), 5-0 in the day’s first game, and run-ruled Austin Peay (5-5), 11-0 in five innings on Saturday at Tiger Park.

A total of 2,739 fans packed Tiger Park Saturday and were not disappointed as they witnessed the Tigers log their seventh shutout of the season and held opposing batters to a .119 average. They also saw the offense hit .400 in the batter’s box with 20 hits, including 10 extra-base hits and three home runs.

Pitchers Raelin Chaffin (4-0) and Emillee Casanova (2-0) split 10 strikeouts evenly, and both tossed their third career shutout.

Outfielder Ali Newland stole the show as she had four extra-base hits on the day, including her third home run of the season, and she added four RBIs. Freshman infielder Sierra Daniel started both games at second base and took advantage of the opportunity as she matched a team-best four hits and led the team with four runs scored.

Infielder Taylor Pleasants was 3-for-6 and led the team with five RBIs highlighted by a three-RBI home run, and outfielder McKenzie Redoutey also had three hits, including two doubles, and extended her hitting streak to a team-best eight games. Outfielder Ciara Briggs and infielder Danieca Coffey had two hits and two runs, and Coffey had three total RBIs. 

Auburn University at Montgomery Offense Explodes As Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against No. 6 Mississippi College


MONTGOMERY, Ala. | 
The Auburn University at Montgomery softball team scored 22 runs in Saturday's doubleheader against No. 6 Mississippi College as they earned the sweep with a 12-1 and 10-2 victory at the AUM Softball Complex. 

FROM THE DUGOUT (GM 1)

  • Score: AUM 12, No. 6 MC 1
  • Records: AUM 9-4 (2-2 GSC) | MC 10-2 (2-2, GSC)
  • Location: Montgomery, Ala. | AUM Softball Complex
  • Series: AUM leads 14-3
  • Get Social: Twitter - @AUMWarhawksSB | Instagram - @AumWarhawksSB

HIGHLIGHTS (GM 1)

  • Kat Fallen reached on a fielding error and scored Chloe Baynes in the first inning. 
  • In the top of the second inning, Mississippi College tied the game with a RBI. 
  • Fallen tallied a grand slam in the bottom of the second to push AUM back in front 5-1. 
  • Margaret Morgan hit a two-RBI double that brought home Rebecca Komers and Chloe Derrick. Baynes tripled and scored a pair of runs and later Baynes scored to make it 10-1 in the third frame. 
  • Faith Wheat tallied an RBI double and scored pinch runner Whitney Wells to go up 11-1. 
  • Baynes laid down a bunt and scored Wheat to give AUM a 12-1 lead. 


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