Digest (Dec. 16): Heat halt Blast's streak with shootout victory

The Blast's four-game winning streak ended as they fell in a shootout to the Heat, 6-5 in Harrisburg on Saturday night in a Major Arena Soccer League game. Hugo Silva stopped both Blast shootout attempts as the Heat won the shootout, 2-0. Tony Donatelli and Jonatas Melo each scored two goals for the Blast in the loss. Silva made 10 saves in the game, while Thiago Freitas led the Harrisburg offense with one goal and two assists. Donatelli, who has scored in five straight games, also added an assist for the Blast. The Blast are off next week and return to action with games Dec. 30 at Kansas City and Dec. 31 at Cedar Rapids. Both games can be streamed at or on the MASL app.



Stevenson's Addo receives D-III football All-America honorable mention

Stevenson senior Preston Addo was named an honorable mention All-American by as a return specialist. Addo becomes the second Mustang to earn All-America honors, joining Austin Tennessee (Atholton), a first-team selection by the website in 2016. Addo, a first-team All-Region selection as return specialist as well as a second-team All-Region choice at wide receiver, averaged 20.9 yards per return on 17 kick returns this season, while also returning 22 punts for 234 yards, including an 83-yard touchdown return at FDU-Florham on Sept. 16. He has the only two punt-return touchdowns in the seven-year history of Stevenson football.

Women's college basketball: Kristi Kozlowski had a career-high 16 points to lead Washington College to an 82-48 non-conference win over visiting Immaculata University. The Shorewomen outrebounded the Mighty Macs, 58-26. ... Bairesha Gill-Miles scored 18 points and Dominique Walker (Harford Community College) had 17 points to lead the host UMES (2-7) to a 97-30 victory over Division III Wesley (2-7). The Hawks went on a 36-6 run in the third quarter.

Men's college basketball: Despite having six players double digits in points, St. Mary's dropped a 117-111 triple-overtime decision to Olivet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Senior guard Ochae Bynum paced the Seahawks with a season-best 25 points as he made a career-high nine free throws while adding five assists, three rebounds and a season-best three steals. ... Chad Barcikowski (Liberty) finished with 13 points to lead Salisbury in a 72-64 loss to Arcadia.

College wrestling: McDaniel recorded a pair of pins in the first five bouts to open up a 16-9 lead en route to a 34-12 victory over Greensboro. Cole Nagle led the Green Terror (4-2) with one of those falls, earning a 4-minute, 13-second pin at 157.

Baseball: The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. ESPN analyst and former Sun reporter Tim Kurkjian will discuss his book, "I'm fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love." Call 410-992-1186 for details.

NBA: As the Washington Wizards went through a shootaround Saturday afternoon, forward Otto Porter Jr. remained in the trainer's room receiving treatment on his right thigh bruise. After the session, coach Scott Brooks called Porter "tough" and summoned memories of previous instances when he had responded well to treatment. More than ever, the Wizards (16-13) could use Porter's resolve and his ability to heal quickly. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-8), who have won 17 of their past 18, are coming to Capital One Arena today.

— Candace Buckner, The Washington Post

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit will face the North Carolina Courage in a preseason match at City Stadium in Richmond, Va., on March 17 at 7 p.m. ... Former U.S. national team goalkeeper and 2017 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Briana Scurry has joined the Spirit technical staff as first assistant coach. ... The Spirit signed goalkeeper Kelsey Wys. The 26-year-old is a four-year veteran of the NWSL.

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