John Carroll boys basketball seniors Michael Tertsea, Mantvydas Urmilevicius commit

Former Mount Saint Joseph guard Phil Booth battles John Carroll's Michael Tertsea, right, for the ball during a 2013 game.

John Carroll senior center Michael Tertsea committed orally to Rhode Island. Tertsea is 31 blocks shy of the school record and has averaged 6.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his career. He also claimed offers from La Salle, George Washington and George Mason. "It has a good basketball program, great teammates to be around, great coaching staff, great campus," Tertsea told the Providence Journal. "I feel like being a part of the Rhode Island family will really help me to be successful later on in life." Classmate Mantvydas Urmilevicius, a Patriots forward, committed orally to Bryant. Urmilevicius reportedly had offers from Towson, James Madison and Quinnipiac and interest from several other schools.

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Charles-led Liberty evens playoff series vs. Mystics

Tina Charles scored 17 of her 22 points in the third quarter to help the New York Liberty beat the host Washington Mystics, 86-68, on Sunday and even their best-of-three WNBA Eastern Conference semifinal series. The teams will play the decisive Game 3 on Tuesday in New York. Charles, who had only five points in the first half, took over in the third quarter, hitting shots from all over the court, including beyond the arc. She helped New York extend a seven-point halftime lead to 18 by the end of the third quarter. Tayler Hill led the Mystics with 19 points, hitting six 3-pointers, five of them in the first half.


Men's college soccer: Junior forward Sam Bascom scored the winning goal in the 96th minute as Navy (3-3-1) earned a 1-0 overtime win against visiting Saint Joseph's (1-6-0) on Saturday night. Freshman Daniel Kwon sent a corner kick from the right sideline into the box. The ball bounced around, then Bascom took control and drilled a shot to the right side of the goal past goalkeeper Bobby Edwards. Navy outshot Saint Joseph's 23-5 and led in shots on goal 7-3 and corner kicks 8-2. … Loyola Maryland (1-4-1) allowed a first-half goal to host George Washington (2-4) on Saturday and could not find the equalizer in a 1-0 loss. … Host UMBC (3-2-1) outshot La Salle 16-6, but a goal by the Explorers (4-3) in the 69th minute proved the difference in a 1-0 win Saturday night.

Women's college soccer: Host Towson (6-2-2) extended its record unbeaten streak to eight games after a scoreless draw against Pennsylvania (4-1-2). The Tigers started the season with two losses. … Rosy Hayes stole a clearing attempt, drove to 20 yards out and ripped a shot that deflected off a defender and into the goal in the 98th minute to give host Loyola Maryland (3-5) a 2-1 overtime victory over Lafayette (5-2) in the Patriot League opener for both teams Saturday night.

College field hockey: No. 10 Maryland (5-3) extended its winning streak to three games with a 5-2 victory over visiting New Hampshire (2-5). Senior Sarah Sprink had two goals and an assist. … Despite a goal by junior Sam Zelenack, Towson (1-7) lost, 4-2, to host Monmouth (3-5).

Women's college volleyball: After a 3-1 win over Fordham (6-9) earlier Saturday, Coppin State (3-8) scored the final 10 points of the match to defeat host Saint Francis, 3-2, in the final match of the Red Flash Classic. The Red Flash fell to 2-13.

Running: Megan Digregorio of White Marsh won the Race for our Kids at Pimlico Race Course, completing the women's 10K race in 38 minutes, 57 seconds. Denise Knickman of Baltimore finished third (42:20). In the men's 10K, Maurice Pointer (37:42) of Baltimore and Michael Feinberg (38:35) finished second and third, respectively.