UMES bid for bowling three-peat falls short
UMES' bid to become the first women's bowling team to win three straight titles ended in the semifinals of the NCAA championships late Friday night in Canton, Mich. Vanderbilt eliminated the Hawks, 4-3, to advance to Saturday's championship match, which it lost to Nebraska. The Commodores won the seventh game against UMES, 212-211. The Hawks needed a strike on their final ball to tie the score, but senior star T'nia Falbo rolled a nine, leaving the 10-pin upright. "I know I couldn't have thrown it any better," she said. "What can you do?" The match ended the NCAA careers of Falbo, Anggie Ramirez and Valentina Collazos, though they will get a shot this week at the USBC Collegiate championships. "What an amazing match," coach Kristina Frahm said. "I couldn't have asked for any more. They did everything they could and threw the shots that were supposed to be thrown. I can't be upset."
Women's basketball: Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas was named a Full Court First Team All-American and was recognized as one of the nation's top five players for the second straight season. She was joined on the first team by Full Court Player of the Year Brittney Griner (Baylor), Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame) and Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford).
Baseball: Maryland (18-17, 4-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost, 5-3, to visiting Miami (24-14, 8-9), which got three RBIs from David Thompson. ... George Mason (13-22, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association) scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Towson (18-17, 8-6). The Tigers had won four straight. ... Harford Community College coach Tom Eller collected his 200th career win with a 4-2 victory over Chesapeake. Eller, the school's all-time winningest coach, is 100-33 since starting his career 100-106.
Manito wins allowance feature at Pimlico
Manito won for the fourth consecutive time with a front-running score in the $47,000 allowance feature at Pimlico Race Course. The 7-year-old gelding accelerated to a 41/2-length lead at the top of the stretch and was ridden out by jockey Yomar Ortiz to a half-length victory over Pass You Bye Bye. Owned and trained by King Leatherbury, Manito finished the 51/2-furlong test in 1 minute, 4.36 seconds and paid $3.60. "He has that early speed, which makes him tough to beat," said Leatherbury, who ranks fifth on the all-time win list with 6,377. The son of Indian Charlie won six of eight races from June 2010 to November 2011 but had not visited the winners' circle until Feb. 8 at Laurel Park, his third start in the Leatherbury barn. He followed that victory with triumphs Feb. 23 and March 21. Manito has 11 wins in 27 lifetime races with earnings of $279,563.
National Lacrosse League: Former UMBC standouts Drew Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf set up Jordan Hall's diving winner 1:01 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Wings into a playoff berth with a 10-9 win over the visiting Toronto Rock before an announced 7,437. Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph) finished with two goals and four assists, while Westervelt (John Carroll) had two assists. Forward Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) had two goals and two assists for the Wings (7-8), while transition player Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) added a goal and two assists, and transition player Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury) had a goal. The game was tied at 4 at the half. Toronto fell to 10-6.
American Professional Basketball League: Three Bay Area Shuckers earned All-APBL honors. Danny Thompson (Mount St. Mary's) made the first team and all-defensive first team. Terry Hosley (Parkville/Maryland Bible) made the second team. Gus Chase (St.Frances) made the third team.
Golf: Devin Kay of Potomac scored his third victory on the Golfslinger.com Tour with a 3-under-par 68 on Thursday at the Country Club of Coral Springs (Fla.). Kay, 25, edged Eric Cole, 24, of Orlando, Fla., by a stroke.
—From Sun staff and news services