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Towson starts fast, finishes strong in 71-49 win in women's basketball

A 22-10 run to start the game lifted the Towson women's basketball team to a 71-49 win over visiting College of Charleston. The Tigers (9-13, 5-5 Colonial Athletic Association) ended a two-game losing streak as nine Tigers scored at least two points. Redshirt senior forward LaTorri Hines-Allen, senior forward Camille Alberson and junior guard Dominique Johnson each scored six points in Towson's strong start. Johnson led the Tigers with 19 points, while Hines-Allen finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for her 11th doubledouble of the season. Breanna Bolden led Charleston (4-17, 2-8) with 14 points.

Track and field: Americans Matt Centrowitz (Broadneck), Mike Berry, Erik Sowinski and Pat Casey broke the world record in the distance medley relay (legs of 1,200, 400, 800 and 1,600 meters) at the Armory Track Invitational on Saturday in New York, clocking 9 minutes, 19.93 seconds — more than six seconds faster than the previous mark of 9:25.97, set by the University of Texas in 2008. Ireland also ran under the world record, finishing in 9:25.37. Centrowitz ran his opening 1,200 leg in 2:49.47, giving his team a 2.58-second lead.

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American Professional Basketball League: The host Bay Area Shuckers (6-4) rolled, 149-101, against the New York Black Eagles (1-10), equaling a club record with their fifth straight win and setting a franchise scoring record. Led by 23 points from Jermaine Edwards (Digital Harbor) and 13 assists from Devin Spencer (St. Mary's College, Towson Catholic), the Shuckers moved to within a game of the Beltway Bombers (6-2) in the Colonial Division.

RAN ONCE: Event: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation added former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick and U.S.Olympic figure skater Kimmie Meissner to the lineup for the annual party from 5:30p.m. to 9p.m. Friday at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Former Atlanta Brave and Falcon Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) will be honored with the Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award at the event, which will celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. Fans also will have the chance to mingle with former Baltimore Colts Bruce Laird, Tom Matte, Rick Volk and Stan White. Jamie Darvill Tickets are available at BabeRuthMuseum.org. For more information on the Bash, call 410-727-1539 ext. 3033.

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