Coastal Carolina used a 14-4 run late in the second half to overcome a Loyola Maryland lead, and the Chanticleers ended the Greyhounds season with a 72-63 victory Monday night in the College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals in Conway, S.C. Andre Walker hit his third 3-pointer of the second half with 8:37 left in regulation, giving the Greyhounds a 54-50 lead, and a basket by Jarred Jones (John Carroll) and free throw 33 seconds later stretched the Greyhounds' lead to seven, but Coastal Carolina (18-17) used strong defense to limit Loyola's looks down the stretch. Chuck Champion scored a season-high 18 points for the Greyhounds, making four 3-pointers along with Walker. Walker scored 12, and Chancellor Barnard added 10. Cam Gregory and Jones each had eight points and nine rebounds. The Greyhounds (16-17) scored the game's first nine points and went up 18-2. A 3 by Walker with 12:00 to play in the first half pushed the advantage to 16, the largest of the game for either team. Coastal Carolina, however, cut its deficit to 31-29 at halftime, and the Chanticleers scored the first five points of the second half.
Varsity boys basketball
Gaels' Smith named Md. Gatorade Player of the Year
Mount Saint Joseph junior forward Jalen Smith was named Maryland Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Smith is the first Gael to receive the award, which recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Smith, 6 feet 10, 195 pounds, led the Gaels to a 35-3 record and the Baltimore Catholic League title this past season. He averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots per game. Also the BCL Most Valuable Player, he is ranked as the nation's No. 20 recruit in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.
More: John Carroll's Immanuel Quickley, a five-star point guard rated the No. 10 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by the 247Sports.com composite rankings, told Scout.com that he is still considering seven schools: Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Miami, Maryland, Virginia and Providence. Absent from that list is Washington, which fired coach Lorenzo Romar on Wednesday. The Huskies had been among the favorites to land Quickley, according to 247Sports.com's "Crystal Ball" predictions. Quickley has remained in touch with Maryland this season. Terps coach Mark Turgeon reportedly visited John Carroll several times this winter, and Quickley visited College Park for the team's games against Ohio State and Michigan State.
Maryland natives win junior figure skating world title
Rachel and Michael Parsons, who train in Rockville and Wheaton, became the first sibling pair to win a gold medal in ice dancing at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships this past weekend in Taipei, Taiwan. The Parsons won with a season-best score of 164.83, just 0.46 points ahead of silver medalists Alla Loboda and Pavel Drozd of Russia. Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter, who also train at the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, finished seventh after winning the event last year.
NFL: The Oakland Raiders re-signed long snapper Jon Condo (Maryland). Condo, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was voted by his teammates as an Ed Block Courage Award winner, given to the player on each NFL team seen as a role model of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage. The award is named after the longtime Baltimore Colts head athletic trainer and humanitarian.
Women's college basketball: Daisa Harris scored 26 points to lead No. 17 seed Harford Community College (29-3) to an 80-72 win over No. 16 seed San Jacinto-North (24-9) in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament, the Fighting Owls' first national tournament victory. Harford will face No. 1 seed Gulf Coast State (30-2) today at 3 p.m. The Owls lost to the Commodores in the regular season, 90-70. ... Stevenson senior forward Sara Tarbert was one of 10 players selected to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III All-America team and received second-team All-America honors by D3hoops.com.
Fishing: Jospeh McClosky of Swanton and Tyler Wallace of New Market were named to Maryland's Bassmaster High School All-State team. Students are selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service. Twelve of the All-State 69 nominees will receive All-America honors and compete in a one-day tournament held during the Bassmaster Texas Fest from May 17-21 in Lufkin, Texas.
College baseball: Maryland junior right-hander Brian Shaffer was named Pitcher of the Week and freshman left-hander Tyler Blohm (Archbishop Spalding) Co-Freshman of the Week by the Big Ten.
NHL: The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Zurich Lions of the National League A (Swiss) to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Women's college soccer: Washington College named Tom Reilly, winner of 446 high school games and an inductee into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, its new coach.
Women's college tennis: Navy junior Amanda Keller was named Patriot League Women's Tennis Player of the Week.
Baseball: The Orioles will host Tag Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camden Yards. Tag Day allows fans interested in a full or partial season plan an opportunity to visit seat locations before they make a purchase. For more information, call 888-848-BIRD or go to orioles.com.