FRIDAY SPORTS: Apple Classic day one

December 27, 2013

In the 2013 Apple Classic Holiday Hoops Tournament at Walhalla High School on Thursday, Walhalla’s boys rolled over Rosemond, NC in the nightcap, 93-33. Will Robert led the way with 29 of those Razorback points. Walhalla will take on Daniel Friday at 8: 30 PM. The Lions, on Thursday, defeated Brevard 52-36. Pendleton downed Tamassee-Salem 59-50. Habersham, Georgia defeated Pickens 61-48.

On the girls side, the Lady Razors fell to Pickens 55-45. Walhalla will be action Friday morning at 10:00 AM against Liberty. On Thursday, Columbia downed Pendleton 35-29. Daniel got past Pope 74-53. Tamassee-Salem had a bye. The Lady Eagles face Pickens Friday at 7:00 PM.


In the NBA Thursday, Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.


The Furman men’s basketball team concludes its non-conference schedule when it travels to California to face the Pac-12′s Cal Golden Bears on December 28, and the Big West Conference’s UC Davis Aggies on December 30. The Paladins open the west coast swing on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET versus the Mike Montgomery-coached Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., in a game that will be heard live on 96.3 WGOG beginning with the Paladin Pre-game Show at 5:30 PM.


South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been pulled over again for going at least 25 MPH over the speed limit. Clowney was stopped Thursday morning going 84 MPH in a 55 zone on Interstate 26 near I-126 close to the USC campus. The pullover occurred about an hour before the team flew to Florida to prepare for next Wednesday’s Capital One Bowl game against Wisconsin.


On the bowl schedule for Friday: Marshall will take on Maryland in the Military Bowl at 2:30 PM on ESPN. Syracuse will face Minnesota in the Texas Bowl at 6:00 PM and BYU takes on Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl at 9:30 PM.


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to the team for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, which will determine the NFC North champion, the team revealed Thursday. Rodgers, the 2011 NFL MVP, has been on the sidelines since breaking his collarbone in a game on November 4th, also against the Bears, missing seven games, during which the Packers went 2-4-1. He first returned to practice a month ago on a limited basis while waiting for clearance from the team physician.



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