TUESDAY SPORTS: Walhalla wins; advances to playoffs
In high school basketball Monday, Walhalla’s boys defeated West-Oak 65-42. Will Robert led the way with his 19 points for the Razorbacks. Monday night’s game was the regular season finale. Hal Dunlap’s team clinches the fourth seed in Western AAA and will face Travelers Rest on the road at 7:00 PM Thursday. On the girl’s side, Walhalla downed West-Oak 49-45. Breanna Richardson tallied 18 points.
The Clemson men’s basketball team will host North Carolina State in ACC action at Littlejohn Coliseum Tuesday night. Tip-time is 7:02 PM. The last two games between Clemson and NC State in Littlejohn Coliseum have been decided by a total of four points.
South Carolina freshman guard Sindarius Thornwell has been named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, five rebounds and five assists as he led the Gamecocks to back-to-back wins against Vanderbilt and Alabama last week. It marked the first time since January 2011 that Carolina has won consecutive conference games. This is Thornwell’s second-career Player of the Week honor. The Lancaster native shot 48 percent (12-25) from the field last week, and 83 percent (15-18) from the foul line.
South Carolina (3-0) continues the 2014 baseball season on Tuesday hosting Presbyterian (2-0) in non-conference action. First pitch at Carolina Stadium is set for 4 p.m.South Carolina is ranked No. 5 by Baseball America.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first Americans to win a Olympic gold medal in ice dancing after Monday’s free dance, one day after finishing in first place after the short program.
Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton won the bronze in the two-man bobsled competition, the first Olympic medal in the event for the U.S. in 62 years.
The U.S. women’s hockey team beat Sweden 6-1 to advance to the gold medal game, outshooting the Swedes 70-9. They’ll play three-time defending champion Canada for the gold, which beat Switzerland 3-1.
Demonstrators gathered in Moscow Monday to protest a referee’s call in the men’s hockey match between the U.S. and Russia Saturday that disallowed a Russian goal because the net had come loose from the ice. The goal would have given Russia a 3-2 lead with five minutes left in regulation in the game, which the U.S. went on to win in a shootout.
Bob Costas was back Monday night to anchor NBC’s Olympics coverage after six days away due to an eye infection.
The U.S. has 18 medals overall — 5 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze — in second place behind Russia.