College basketball

Coppin State women fall to 3-6 with 51-44 loss to Hartford

Shante Cummings and Jeanine Manley scored 10 points each, but the Coppin State women's basketball team fell, 51-44, to host Hartford on Monday night. Diana Delva scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Ruthanne Doherty added a game-high 14 rebounds for Hartford as the Hawks held a 49-31 rebounding advantage over the Eagles. Erica Beverly added 10 points and eight rebounds for Hartford, which improved to 8-3 on the season. Coppin State fell to 3-6.

Loyola men: : Loyola junior guard Jamal Barney (Southwestern) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 14, the third time in his career that he has won the honor. In the Greyhounds' 85-51 victory over Howard on Saturday, Barney came off the bench to score a game- and season-high 28 points while playing just 21 minutes. He did not miss a shot in the second half and scored 16 points during the game-deciding 37-5 run. Barney finished the game 11-for-14 from the field, and added five rebounds and four assists. He made three of his four 3-point attempts and was 3-for-4 from the foul line. Barney is Loyola's leading scorer this season, averaging 14.6 points through 10 games.

Maryland women: : Freshman forward Tianna Hawkins was chosen as Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for her performance against American on Sunday. Hawkins recorded her third career double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland earn its first road victory of the season. The Clinton native was 8-for-10 from the field. Hawkins is first in the nation in field-goal percentage (.690) and leads Maryland in rebounds this season, averaging 7.8 per game.

Rider women: : Freshman Caitlin Bopp (Institute of Notre Dame) was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Bopp, a 6-foot-2 center, recorded her second career double double with a 12-point, 15-rebound performance in a 55-54 loss to La Salle on Sunday. Bopp is third in the MAAC and 83rd in the nation in rebounds, averaging 8.6.

York men: : Sophomore forward Paul Kouvaris (Cardinal Gibbons) was named Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 26 points in the Spartans' victory over defending conference champion Wesley on Dec. 14. Kouvaris shot 11-for-13 from the field and made all four of his free throws. He also contributed three rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and a steal in 24 minutes.

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Blast's Millwood earns MISL Player of the Week honors

Blast forward Machel Millwood was named the Major Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week. Millwood scored three goals Friday night to lead the Blast to a hard-fought 9-8 win over the visiting Philadelphia KiXX. He scored three of the Blast's four goals, including the game-winner, for his first hat trick of the season. Millwood, a 2009 All-League first-team selection, leads the Blast and the MISL with 15 points (five goals, five assists) through four games. The Blast plays at the Rockford Rampage on Sunday evening. Game time is set for 6:05.

Figure skating: : Rachel Parsons of Derwood and Kyle MacMillan of Washington won the intermediate ice dancing title at the 2010 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships in Strongsville, Ohio, held from Dec. 14 through Saturday. The 12-year-olds, who represent the Washington Figure Skating Club, finished first in both compulsory dance events, the foxtrot and American waltz, and finished with a 55.84 free dance score en route to the gold medal. Parsons and MacMillan also won the juvenile ice dancing title last year in Lake Placid, N.Y. "Our goal this year was just to medal because it's a new level, and there are lots of good skaters, so we are really excited to have done this well," Parsons said.

College football: : Salisbury senior defensive back Brandon Hudson, a Delmar native, was named a first-team All-American. Hudson was made a first-team All-Region selection by two weeks ago and received the top honor when the announcement of the All-America teams was made as part of the Stagg Bowl celebration Saturday. Hudson played just one season with the Sea Gulls, but he made a significant impact, posting a school-record nine interceptions in 2009, breaking the mark previously held by current Washington Redskin Byron Westbrook, who intercepted eight passes in 2004. Hudson also recorded 51 tackles, fifth best on the team, this past season. He broke up a team-high 10 passes while forcing a fumble and recovering one. The transfer from Delaware State also ranked third in Division III with a punt-return average of 16.27-yards.

- From Sun staff and news services

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