Smith shot at Bowie home, police say; cocaine found
Former Georgetown and NBA player Charles Smith was shot Thursday at his Prince George's County home, according to a police official familiar with the case. Police are still investigating a motive in the shooting, according to the police official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information had not been publicly released. Police said a man found with a gunshot wound at the home in Bowie was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. A search of the home early Friday turned up a large quantity of cocaine and evidence of a gambling operation, spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said. Smith was a star guard at Georgetown in the late 1980s, earning the Big East Conference player of the year award in 1989, and he was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team that won a bronze medal. He then played a total of 73 games in three NBA seasons between 1989 and 1995 with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves. In March 1992, Smith was sentenced to 41/2 years in prison after being convicted in the March 1991 hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students. Smith was released in July 1994 after more than two years in prison.
College field hockey
The top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament will be on the line when the Maryland field hockey team hosts No. 1 North Carolina today at 1 p.m. The Terrapins (15-1, 4-0 ACC) have won 15 of their last 16 games heading into the matchup, while the Tar Heels (16-0, 4-0 ACC) are the nation's only undefeated team. The ACC tournament will be played Nov. 4-7. The two teams met last November in the NCAA championship game in Winston-Salem, N.C. With the game tied at 2, the Tar Heels scored in the game's final 70 seconds to secure their sixth national title. The Terrapins also have six national titles, winning in 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006 and 2008. Senior Katie O'Donnell currently has 97 career assists. Only two players in NCAA history, Jill Reeve (Old Dominion 1988-1992) and Winnifred Sanders (Old Dominion 1987-1990), have broken the 100-assist mark. They have 139 and 129, respectively. The Terrapins have played 10 games against ranked opponents this year. Coming into today's game, seven of their past eight games have been against opponents in the top 20. The game will be broadcast live on WMUCSports.com, and Gametracker live stats will also be available.
Laich, Hendricks to visit Takoma Park school Monday
As part of the Washington Capitals' Hockey School program, forwards Matt Hendricks and Brooks Laich, along with assistant coach Dean Evason and mascot Slapshot, will direct a floor hockey session Monday at Carole Highlands Elementary School in Takoma Park with 175 third- through sixth-grade students. Hendricks, Laich and Evason will participate in a question-and-answer session with the students and will guide them through several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting. The clinic will conclude with several students participating in a brief scrimmage along with Hendricks on one team and Laich on the other. Afterward, the Capitals will donate a set of street hockey equipment to the school.
Mount St. Mary's defeats Wagner, 2-1, in overtime
Mount St. Mary's rallied past host Wagner, 2-1, in overtime in women's soccer action Friday afternoon after the Mountaineers scored with 39 seconds left in regulation to tie the score. In the final minute, senior Jenna Stern (Old Mill) picked up a loose ball in the penalty box and buried a shot into the lower right corner of the goal to send the game into overtime. It was Stern's first career goal. In the extra session, Jackie Corley (Bishop McNamara) scored the game-winner with 11 seconds left in the first overtime. Amy Song (River Hill) started the play with a long throw-in to the box that tipped off the goalie's hands to Corley, who chested the ball into the goal. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Mountaineers (4-10-3, 1-6-1 Northeast Conference) that included one-goal defeats in each of the past four games. Wagner fell to 6-10-2, 2-3-2.
More women's college soccer: Lina Staropoli scored on a penalty kick in the 15th minute, and Loyola (8-8-2 overall, 4-3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) posted its third consecutive shutout in a 1-0 win over host Manhattan (4-11-1, 2-4-0). Staropoli tallied the game's only goal at 15:10 after a Jaspers' foul in the box set up the penalty kick.
Men's college basketball: UMBC opens its eighth season of America East Conference competition Jan. 2 when it hosts Stony Brook, one of the league's preseason favorites, at 5 p.m. That contest is the first of 16 America East games for the Retrievers. UMBC opens the regular season Nov. 14 when it hosts VMI at 3 p.m. For the third consecutive year, all UMBC men's basketball games will be heard live on Fox 1370 Sports Radio and on fox1370.com. Fans can watch every home UMBC basketball game on umbcretrievers.tv.
Youth basketball: Basketball travel team registrations are currently being accepted for the 17th annual Tip-Off, scheduled for Dec. 3-5 in northwest Baltimore County. Age competition levels for boys in the 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 groupings are available. The tournament features round-robin competition, and all teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Registration and roster forms are available at usamateursports.com under the basketball icon. For additional information call 410-363-8610 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running: The Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited will celebrate the restoration of the Jones Falls watershed near Meadowwood Park on Nov. 14 with a 5K race down Falls Road and Hillside. For information and registration, go to active.com/running/timonium-md/restoration-run-2010.
—From Sun staff and news services