Digest (Jan. 26): Heat handle Blast for Major Arena Soccer League victory

In the third Major Arena Soccer League matchup of the season between the Baltimore Blast and the Harrisburg Heat, the Heat came out on top, 8-6. The Blast were led by Elton de Oliveira and Jon Orlando, who both scored two goals. Nelson Santana led the way for the Heat with a hat trick against his former team. Blast goalie William Vanzela made 10 saves saves and had an assist, while Heat goalkeeper Matt Perrella made 11 saves and scored a goal. The Blast are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Milwaukee to face the Wave at 7:05 p.m. at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

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Westminster's Curryleads Stevenson to win

Janyae Curry (Westminster) finished 6-for-9 from the floor and 8-for-8 on free throws to scored 20 points and lead Stevenson's women's basketball team to a 78-63 victory over visiting Arcadia on Staurday. Curry, who also had eight rebounds, scored at least 20 points for the fourth consecutive game and is averaging 23.5 points a game over that span. Denia Campbell finished with 14 points and six assists, while Olivia Coleman contributed 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals.


More women's basketball: Bowie State erased a 17-point deficit and rallied to edge the Chowan, 47-45. Kayja Williams led the Bulldogs (16-3) with 14 points. ... Caroline Ward (Linganore) led all scorers with 19 points and seven rebound to lead McDaniel past Bryn Mawr, 77-46. ... Lillian Scott scored 26 points as Johns Hopkins defeated visiting Washington College , 50-37. ... . Kaylyn French scored 13 points to lead Salisbury past St. Mary's, 53-25.

Men's basketball: Barry McCormick hit two free throws with two seconds left to lift visiting Washington College to an 82-80 win over the Johns Hopkins. ... Aaron Washington led McDaniel with 22 points in a 71-66 victory over Muhlenberg. ... Bowie State (11-9, 7-2 CIAA), winners of seven of the past eight games, picked up a key divisional win, topping Chowan, 68-57. Redshirt junior David Belle led four Bowie State players in double figure scoring with 20 points, followed by juniors Cameron Hayes and Saiquan Jamison with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Sophomore Justin Route scored a career-high 11 points in the victory. ... Salisbury snapped a three-game skid, topping visiting St. Mary's, 97-77. Blair Davis (City) had 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Women's college lacrosse: Sophomore Livy Rosenzweig and senior Kristen Yanchoris have been voted the Patriot League Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, while the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team has been voted the preseason favorites for the sixth time in as many years. In addition, senior goalkeeper Kady Glynn, senior attacker Hannah Powers and senior midfielder Taylor VanThof join Rosenzweig and Yanchoris on the Preseason All-Patriot League Team, giving Loyola a League-best five Greyhounds on the 16-member team. The Greyhounds open their season at Johns Hopkins on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.

Mount St. Mary's Hall of Fame: The Mount celebrated the careers of Bryan Cole ('01), Beth Foster ('04), Mychal Kearse ('07), Aaron Price ('98) and Josh Vittek ('08) with their induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of a ceremony at Dillon Fieldhouse.

Broadcasting: "Voice of the Maryland Terrapins" Johnny Holliday was voted the 2018 Maryland Sportscaster of the Year, as announced today by the National Sports Media Association. It marks Holliday's second time earning the honor for the state of Maryland. Holliday is currently in his 40th season as the play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland's football and men's basketball teams.

Pro basketball: The Baltimore Shuckers of the Central Basketball Association signed DeMichael Washington (Southern Arkansas) and Chris Outing (Goucher) for their second seasons with the team.

From Sun staff and news services