High Point beats UMES in tournament, 70-64

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The UMES men's basketball team had a second-half letdown and lost, 70-64, to host High Point (23-9) in the first round of the tournament Wednesday. The Hawks (18-15) had a one-point lead at the half but were outscored 39-32 in the second half. Devin Martin and Mike Myers each scored 13 points for UMES. John Brown had a game-high 23 points for the Panthers. The game was the Hawks' first in postseason play beyond the conference tournament since the 1980-81 season.

Women's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker will appear on NBC's "Today" show this morning for its series on kids and sports. Tucker will appear after 10 a.m. and talk with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on coaching, recruiting and her advice to parents. …McDaniel senior attacker Danielle Entrot (Centennial) was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.


College baseball: Sophomore Brandon Lowe had four hits, four runs and three RBIs to lead No. 25 Maryland past host Elon, 15-5, on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Kevin Martir added three hits and three RBIs for the Terps (13-4), who scored 14 unanswered runs after the Phoenix (8-10) took a 5-1 lead in the third inning. … UMBC redshirt junior Joe Vanderplas earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors. Vanderplas pitched a complete-game win against Hartford on Sunday.

College softball: UMBC freshman outfielder Tori Alexander was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week.


Women's college tennis: Maryland sophomore Alexandra Stanova received Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors.

Varsity boys lacrosse: Steve Hirschmann had a hat trick to lead host Archbishop Spalding (2-0) to a 6-3 win over DeMatha (2-2). Spalding led 4-1 at halftime.

Varsity softball: Amber Cosgrove had a grand slam in the first inning and a triple in the fourth to power No. 3 Seton Keough past visiting John Carroll, 8-0, in its season opener. Winning pitcher Kelly Lynch threw a two-hit shutout. … Ali Caulkins earned the win and had a double and two RBIs to lead No. 9 Archbishop Spalding (1-0) to a 14-6 victory over visiting Notre Dame Prep (0-1). … Abby Zalucki went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Maggie Maguire had a triple and a homer to lead No. 12 Mount de Sales past visiting Catholic, 13-3, in the season opener for both squads.

NBA: Kris Humphries made the trip out west with the Washington Wizards but the power forward didn't participate in a shoot-around Wednesday morning and was ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz because of a strained left groin. (The game ended too late for this edition.) It was the Wizards' 10th straight game without Humphries, who suffered the injury Feb. 25 in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (7-6) lost their second straight American Professional Basketball League game, falling 116-112 to D.C. Funk House (3-9). Devon Scott led the Shuckers in scoring with 33 points, while Curtis Massey had 20 and Jermaine Bolden added 18. Mike Maczko had a team-high 11 rebounds for Bay Area.

Youth football: The Baltimore Ravens Youth Football Grant Program gives assistance to qualifying nonprofit youth football programs in Maryland. With the support of Under Armour, the grant is provided by the Ravens FoundationInc., the team's charitable arm committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the community. Beginning March 16, youth tackle football and flag football teams in Maryland are eligible to apply for an apparel grant worth more than $1,000 in Under Armour jerseys, cleats and/or accessories. Ravens Youth Football Grant applications are available for submission at and must be submitted by April30. Grant decisions will be made in May.