The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Feb. 18-24

Feb. 23, 2002: In coach Dave Cottle’s debut, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team defeats Hobart, 13-6, in College Park. The Terps will finish 9-4.

Feb. 23, 1989: Led by sprint champion Derrick Love (55 and 300 meters), Meade wins the state Class 4A indoor track championship at the 5th Regiment Armory. One year later, Love — The Evening Sun High School Athlete of the Year — pleads guilty to selling fake crack cocaine to an undercover police officer and is sentenced to three years’ probation.

Feb. 23, 1971: At the Orioles’ behest, in spring training, Olympic track star Jesse Owens, 57, addresses the world champions on running, conditioning and attitude.

Feb. 24, 1967: Wilt Chamberlain hits all 18 of his field-goal attempts and scores 42 points as the Philadelphia 76ers crush the Bullets, 149-118, in Pittsburgh.

Feb. 24, 1964: Jockey Garth “Dawg” Patterson, 20, rides four winners at Bowie Race Course, making him the nation’s leading rider with 63 victories.

Feb. 24, 1959: In the featured wrestling match at the Coliseum, Don Joyce, defensive end of the world champion Colts, is pinned by Johnny Valentine despite Joyce having thrown him from the ring.

Feb. 22, 1950: Two weeks after being routed by Loyola, 72-21, Johns Hopkins defeats the Greyhounds, 79-73, in basketball at Homewood. The Blue Jays are led by Byron Forbush (19 points), later headmaster at Friends, and George Mitchell (10 points), who’ll coach lacrosse at St. Paul’s.

Feb. 22, 1941: After 21 consecutive losses, the Maryland basketball team defeats Washington College, 26-18, in Chestertown in its final game. Gene Ochsenreiter scores six points for the Terps.

Birthday

Feb. 20, 1922: Jim Wilson, former Orioles pitcher who represented the team in the 1955 All-Star Game, despite leading the American League in losses (18) that year. Wilson died in 1986.

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