From Sun staff and news services — No. 4 North Carolina went on a 6-1 run over 25 minutes in the second half to pull away from No. 8 Virginia, 10-6. Joey Sankey had four goals for the Tar Heels (11-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The host Cavaliers fell to 8-3, 0-3. Virginia's Greg Coholan completed his hat trick 49 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 4, but North Carolina then went on a 3-0 run. Tyler German scored his second goal for Virginia with 6:23 left in the game before the Tar Heels scored another three straight. Virginia goalie Matt Barrett finished with 18 saves.
Horse racing: Nonna's Boy stalked the pace before drawing off through the stretch to capture the featured seventh race at Pimlico Race Course. Sent to post as the 4-5 favorite in a field of eight assembled for the $42,000 entry-level allowance, the Todd Pletcher-trained Nonna's Boy showed no rust from an eight-month layoff in the 6-furlong sprint. The 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor sat comfortably in third along the backstretch under jockey Trevor McCarthy before making a three-wide run on the far turn. As pacesetter My Vet's a Genius faded into the homestretch, 65-1 long shot Hertzalot took over at the top of the stretch, only to succumb to Nonna's Boy, which won in a commanding 2 1/4-length victory, achieved in 1:12.40.
More men: Wesley Berg had seven goals and three assists in the first half to set a school record with 10 points, and No. 5 Denver (8-2, 2-0 Big East Conference) won, 15-4, over visiting Villanova (5-5, 0-2). Berg scored the Pioneers' first five goals. Denver increased its 3-1 lead with an 8-0 run in the second quarter.
State women: Kelly Maloney (River Hill) scored three times, but Mount St. Mary's (1-9, 0-1 Northeast Conference) fell, 12-7, to host Wagner (4-7, 1-0). The Seahawks took a 6-0 lead 15 minutes into the game. The Mountaineers cut the deficit down to four three times but were never able to pull even. … Andi Raymond scored three of the first four goals during a 6-0 run to pace host Towson past Elon, 12-2. The Tigers (5-5, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) used another 6-0 run that spanned both halves to put the game out of reach. Nicole Sinacori had both goals for the Phoenix (7-4, 0-1). Kelsea Donnelly (South River) made nine saves and Alyssa Saxon had two for Towson.
Nation women: Mackenzie Tesei scored a game-high four goals as No. 11 Stanford beat Denver, 14-7. The Cardinal (6-2, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) used runs of 4-0 and 6-0 to build a 10-2 halftime lead. The Pioneers (6-3, 1-1) scored the last five goals over the final 14 minutes, but the rally came up short. Denver's Rachael Dillon had a hat trick during the run. … Host Hofstra (6-4, 1-0 CAA) went on an 8-3 run in the second half to upset No. 15 James Madison, 13-5. Brittain Altomare had a game-high four goals to lead the Pride. Betsy Angel (Roland Park) had a hat trick for the Dukes (8-4, 0-1). Trailing 6-5 early in the second half, Hofstra scored seven straight.
Md. native Tubby Smith forming group for coaches
A group of prominent black coaches headlined by St. Mary's County native Tubby Smith is forming an organization to address the dwindling numbers of minority head coaches in college basketball. Ten years after minority coaches held more than 25 percent of the jobs across the country, the percentage dropped to 22 percent last year, and 12 minority coaches have been fired this season. The new group, the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, has more than 40 minority coaches on board, including Texas Tech's Smith, and aims to replace the now-defunct Black Coaches Association as the most influential advocate to push schools to give candidates of color more consideration for head coaching jobs.
NBA: Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple, who strained his right hamstring March 9, began running and participating in drills this week and said he is at "80 percent." He plans to return April 12 against the Atlanta Hawks, or April 14against the Indiana Pacers.
—Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post
Men's basketball: Former Towson standout Mike Burwell recently signed a contract to play professionally with Latvia's BK Jekabpils in the Baltic League. Through four games, Burwell, who played for the Tigers from 2012 to 2014, is averaging 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
College baseball: Because of rain, No. 28 Maryland's game against visiting No. 27 Nebraska was postponed and will be played today Saturday as part of a doubleheader, which starts at noon. … Visiting UMES (10-17, 8-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had three players hit home runs in an 11-0 win over Coppin State (1-21,0-10).
Varsity boys lacrosse: Host Bullis was in control from start to finish Thursday and beat No. 2 St. Paul's, 12-10. The Bulldogs (7-1) led 9-6 at the half and had a 12-8 lead after three quarters. The only other losses by the Crusaders (6-3) were to nonconference opponents Haverford (Pa.) and Garden City (N.Y.).