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Digest: Meesseman's 19 points, 13 rebounds lead Mystics over Storm in overtime

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart gets swarmed by Washington Mystics guard Emma Meesseman, left, center Kia Vaughn and guard-forward Kahleah Cooper during the first half of Washington's 84-82 overtime victory.
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart gets swarmed by Washington Mystics guard Emma Meesseman, left, center Kia Vaughn and guard-forward Kahleah Cooper during the first half of Washington's 84-82 overtime victory. (Lindsey Wasson / AP)

Emma Meesseman had 19 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds to help the WNBA's Washington Mystics (2-3) to an 84-82 overtime victory over the host Seattle Storm (1-3). Washington had lost 10 straight at Seattle dating to July 13, 2005. Storm rookie Breanna Stewart had 25 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four blocks.

Ivory Latta made an off-balance 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down to extend Washington's lead to 81-77 with 44 seconds left in overtime. Alysha Clark's putback pulled Seattle to 81-79 but the Storm could not control the rebound after a Washington miss and Tayler Hill hit two free throws with 3.7 seconds left to give the Mystics a two-possession lead.

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Hill finished with 18 points for Washington. Latta played 21 minutes in her season debut and scored 16 points to join the 3,000-point club.

Washington built a 14-point lead late in the third quarter before Seattle stormed back. Sue Bird split two defenders with a bounce pass and Jewell Loyd made a layup with 7.8 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 71. Meesseman missed a baseline floater at the buzzer.

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Seattle center Crystal Langhorne (Maryland), a former Mystics player, had 10 points and six rebounds.

Nick Kisner is focusing on getting lean to beef up his boxing resume.

Men's boxing: Nick Kisner, an Old Mill graduate from Glen Burnie, will fight Lamont Capers (8-5-2) of Pennsylvania in a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout Friday night in Atlantic City, N.J. Kisner, 25, recently signed with a new manager, Columbia-based Charlie Sung, who has kept the fighter quite active. Kisner knocked out John James in the fourth round of a fight in West Virginia in March, then earned a six-round unanimous decision over Danny Shaw in Annandale, Va., to improve his record to 16-2-1 record. Kisner is shedding weight in anticipation of a light heavyweight regional title bout planned for Showtime in August.

Gerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Women's boxing: Franchon Crews of Baltimore lost, 3-0, to China's Xiaoli Yang in a light-heavyweight semifinal at the world championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Crews will receive the bronze medal in the 178-pound division.

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Men's soccer: A 10-man Bohemians squad got two goals from Jamie Merriam to defeat the host New York Red Bulls U23, 2-1, in the Premier Development League on Wednesday night. Merriam scored in the 53rd minute after running on to a through ball from Malcolm Harris (UMBC, McDonogh). Red Bulls tied the score in the 65th minute after a scramble in the box. The Bohs answered two minutes later, as Merriam converted a cross from Cormac Noel (UMBC). The Bohs' Kevin Fallett was sent off in the 85th minute after receiving his second yellow card. The Bohs will host Evergreen FC Friday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Lane Park in Bel Air.

Gabby Gaudet's analysis, betting tips for Friday's race card at Pimlico Race Course.

Horse racing: The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Friday grew to $171,177.73 when the multirace wager went unsolved during Thursday's nine-race program at Pimlico Race Course. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Jockey Fergal Lynch posted a riding triple, sweeping the early double with Billy the Bull ($4.20) in the first race and Quartet ($3.40) in the second and winning the fourth with Fitzfarris ($3.20). Billy the Bull and Fitzfarris are trained by Kieron Magee.

Golf: Chuck Chokshi of Turf Valley and Jim Peterson of Hayfields Country Club finished at even-par and were champions of the Free State Seniors Two-Man Team Tournament (Stableford scoring) on Wednesday at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville. Jeff Taylor and Steve Klein, both of Cattail Creek CC, were second, one point behind.

College swimming: Scott Armstrong was named Johns Hopkins men's and women's swimming coach Thursday. Armstrong replaces George Kennedy, who announced his retirement in February after 31 seasons with the Blue Jays. Armstrong becomes the program's fourth coach since the 1968-69 season.

College baseball: Maryland's Big Ten tournament second-round game in Omaha, Neb., against Michigan State was postponed until Friday at 10 a.m.

McDaniel senior pitcher-third baseman Marty Windisch (Manchester Valley) was named a second-team All-American by D3baseball.com.

Men's college lacrosse: Community College of Baltimore County sophomore defenseman Sid Ewell and sophomore midfielder Derek Taylor (Perry Hall) made the All-National Junior College Athletic Association first team. The second team included Anne Arundel Community College freshman attackman Stone Boone and freshman attackman Dylan Mansur (South River), CCBC-Essex freshman midfielder Matt LeCompte and freshman defenseman Matt Sallade, and Howard CC sophomore midfielder Austin Mitchell (Reservoir).

Women's college lacrosse: Maryland junior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge) received the Elite 90 Award for having the highest GPA — 4.0 as a biological sciences major — at the NCAA Division I final four.

Men's college tennis: Salisbury senior Eric Spangler became the program's first All-American for the program since 2010 by winning his opening match of the NCAA Division III singles championship. Spangler topped Redlands' Chase Lipscomb in three sets in the first round, before falling in straight sets to top-seeded Noah Farrell from Middlebury in the round of 16.

College football: Johns Hopkins was ranked No. 13 in the Sporting News Preseason Top 25 for Division III.

Women's college soccer: Defender Bria Bass, a graduate transfer from UMBC, will play for Elon this fall.

Women's gymnastics: Two athletes from Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Maggie Musselman of Crownsville and Madeleine Johnston of Boyds, will compete at the Secret U.S. Classic on June 4 in Hartford, Conn. Musselman will be in the senior division and Johnston in the junior division.

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