Men's college basketball
Lazar Hayward scored a collegiate-high 28 points to lead Marquette to an 86-60 victory over UMES, in Milwaukee, Wis. Hayward was 12 of 20 from the field to go with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jimmy Butler added 13 points and seven rebounds, and David Cubillan and Dwight Buycks added 12 each for Marquette (2-0), which never trailed in extending its nonconference home winning streak to 22 games. This was the first meeting between the two teams. Hillary Haley led the Hawks (0-2) with 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Mark Robertson chipped in 15 points for UMES, which had 19 turnovers compared to just nine for Marquette. Hayward, who scored just nine points in the Golden Eagles' 85-62 victory over Centenary on Friday, scored 18 of his points Tuesday night in the second half.
Matt Bradley bounced back from having his face bloodied in a first-period fight to net the winning goal with 4:51 left, and Alex Ovechkin also scored in his return from injury to lift the visiting Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers Tuesday night. Bradley went to the dressing room with 9:21 left in the opening period after taking several hard blows to the face from New York's Aaron Voros. Those injuries didn't bother him a bit when he knocked the puck away from Wade Redden and raced up ice on a break. Matt Gilroy couldn't catch him from behind, and Bradley beat goalie Henrik Lundqvist with a rising shot to the glove side for his fourth of the season. Ovechkin missed six games because of an upper body injury, believed to be a strained left shoulder, but came back with a flourish. He netted his NHL-leading 15th goal, in only 15 games, while New York's Sean Avery sat in the penalty box. That erased the Rangers' 1-0 advantage in the first period.
Mt. St. Mary's names women's lacrosse coach
Sonia LaMonica was named head women's lacrosse coach at Mount St. Mary's. LaMonica comes to the Mount after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Towson, where she helped the Tigers to a 26-12 record, two Colonial Athletic Association championships and two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances.
Women's soccer: : Navy team captain Beth Reed has been named by ESPN The Magazine as Women's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year. Her teammate, Shelly Moeller, also was named to the Academic All-America team, as was Loyola's Theresa Ferraina.
Blast home games available on Internet
The Blast has partnered with B2 Networks to broadcast the team's remaining 10 home games live via the Internet at www.B2TV.com, the team announced. To access broadcasts, fans can go to www.baltimoreblast.com or www.B2TV.com free of charge. To watch the games, a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Microsoft Windows Media Player is needed. The Blast's next home game is at 7:35 p.m.. Saturday against the Philadelphia KiXX.
Baltimore Catholic League to establish Hall of Fame
The Baltimore Catholic League has announced the establishment of the Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame to honor past players, coaches and administrators, beginning with the league's first year in 1971. Fans of the BCL can nominate candidates for the inaugural class of 15 inductees through Dec. 31 by going to www.baltimorecatholicleague.com. The BL currently consists of Archbishop Spalding, Calvert Hall, Cardinal Gibbons, Loyola Blakefield, Mount St. Joseph, St. Frances and St. Maria Goretti. Archbishop Curley and Towson Catholic were charter members, but do not now compete in the league. The class will be announced at the annual BCL luncheon on Feb. 24, and the inductees will be honored at a banquet March 13.
Football: : Joppatowne coach Bill Waibel was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. The Mariners (11-0) defeated Bohemia Manor 49-30 on Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.
Signings: : Bel Air pitcher-first baseman Zach Nadolny has signed with Rhode Island. ... North Harford's Rhiannon Coogle has signed to play lacrosse at Towson.
- From Sun staff and news services