Digest (Feb. 5): Terps' Kaila Charles named to two women's basketball award watch lists

Junior Kaila Charles of the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (20-2, 9-2 Big Ten) was named to the Wade Trophy watch list and the Wooden Award late season top 20 watch list Tuesday. The junior guard is leading the Terps and is fourth in the Big Ten in scoring with 16.1 points per game. She's also averaging 6.2 boards, shooting over 50 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line. Charles, a native of Glenn Dale, has scored in double figures in 19 of 22 games this year. She has helped lead the Terrapins to a tie with No. 20 Rutgers at the top of the Big Ten standings. Charles was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll for the second straight week and sixth time in her career Monday. She shot 80 percent from the field in the Terps' lone game last week and finished with 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. Maryland is ranked No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Terps will return home to College Park to host Northwestern (14-8, 7-4) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Xfinity Center.

More women's basketball: Hannah Zajac scored 19 points and McDaniel went on a 17-0 run during the third quarter en route to a 69-56 Centennial Conference victory over host Washington College. ... Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk named Donald Clark as its coach. This is Clark's fourth stint on a Lions coaching staff.


Football: Anthony Booker, a three-star defensive end from Cincinnati, Ohio, committed to Maryland after taking a final visit to Kansas this past weekend, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound senior also had offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indiana and Pittsburgh. Booker, rated the No. 40 player in Ohio by the 247 Sports Composite rankings, is the 16th player in Maryland's Class of 2019, moving the Terps up to 65th in the nation before national signing day on Wednesday.

Track & field: Navy claimed three of the six Patriot League Indoor Track and Field weekly awards. Chelsey Edwards was named Female Track Athlete of the Week, while freshmen Breanna Mealer (Old Mill) and Charles Crispi claimed Female and Male Rookie of the Week.


College softball: Coppin State 's Cayla Brown, Nia Bowe, Madison Didion, Megan Narvaez and Nicole Ullman were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference team.

Horse racing

Rosecroft Raceway opensspring meet with 12 races

Rosecroft Raceway, a standardbred racetrack in Oxon Hill, will open for its four-month spring meet tonight at 6:40 with a 12-race program. The program will include an $8,000 pace for Maryland-preferred fillies and mares. Frank Milby will be seeking his third consecutive driving title at Rosecroft. Milby finished with 46 wins over the fall meet, two more than Russeell Foster. Trainer Arlene Cameron will also be looking for a natural hat trick. Cameron took last year's spring title with 23 wins and took the fall meet with 27 wins, 12 more than runner-up Brian Wright. Rosecroft will race every Wednesday and Sunday in February and March. Post time will be 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday and 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. In April, Rosecroft will race each Wednesday and Sunday and will also race Monday, April 22 with a 6:40 p.m. post time. In May, Rosecroft will race on Saturday the 4th and 18th with a 7 p.m. post time.

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