D-III men's college basketball
Franz leads St. Mary's to 91-65 rout of Mary Washington
Senior Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) had 17 points and a season-best nine rebounds as visiting St. Mary's (11-3, 5-0 Capital Athletic Conference) won, 91-65, against Mary Washington (11-3, 5-1) Wednesday night. Seahawks senior Sam Burum recorded his second doubledouble of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. St. Mary's outscored the Eagles 51-23 in the second half.
More games: Mike Maczko had 19 points in a losing effort for host Salisbury (7-8, 2-4 CAC), which fell, 84-76, to Wesley (8-6, 4-1). The game featured 44 fouls. … Tyler Snoots had 14 points and 13 rebounds, but visiting Hood (8-6, 4-3 CAC) lost, 77-60, to York (10-5, 4-2).
D-III women's basketball
McGahagan's 21 help Salisbury edge Wesley, 49-46
Katie McGahagan (Northeast) had a career- and team-high 21 points to power host Salisbury (5-9, 3-3 CAC) to a 49-46 win over Wesley (7-7, 2-3). Salisbury took the lead for good early in the second half.
More games: Kelsey Knippenberg had 13points and Hood (6-7, 2-5 CAC) made a season-high 10 3-pointers to win, 75-68, over host York (6-8, 3-3). … Katie Wimmer had a game-high 34points to lead host Mary Washington (9-5, 5-1 CAC) to a 65-42 win over St. Mary's (7-6, 3-2). Raven Owens (Severn) had eight points for the Seahawks, who have lost two straight. … Mercedes White had 18 points to lead host Frostburg State (7-9, 4-3 CAC) to a 55-49 win over Stevenson (1-12, 0-6). JaQuelia Conley had 14 points in the Mustangs' 11th straight loss.
Eagleson, Greene selected to D3baseball.com 1st team
Johns Hopkins junior pitcher Sam Eagleson and Frostburg State senior second baseman Matt Greene (South Carroll) were named D3baseball.com preseason All-Americans. Hopkins senior outfielder-first baseman Jesse Sikorski and junior pitcher Alex Eliopoulos were named to the second team. Frostburg State senior pitcher Britton Quayle (Severna Park) received an honorable mention. Eagleson finished the 2010 season with a 12-0 record, 2.51 ERA and 61strikeouts in 821/3 innings. Greene had single-season school records in runs (60), hits (78), doubles (24), home runs (14), RBIs (60), extra-base hits (40) and total bases (148).
Major League Soccer
United owner looking hard for D.C. home for team
D.C. United owner Will Chang said he will become more involved in the Major League Soccer team's search for a facility to replace RFK Stadium. "It has gone from a relatively minor endeavor to a very high-priority endeavor on my part," Chang said Tuesday. "It became important for me to get personally involved." Until now, the San Francisco-based Chang had relied on his former partner, Victor MacFarlane, and club president Kevin Payne to oversee the stadium project. Chang's increased role comes at a time when Baltimore and the Maryland Stadium Authority have made overtures about building a stadium for United near Interstate 95 and Camden Yards. The MSA released an economic feasibility study last month concerning a stadium project. "It is intriguing, no question about it," Chang said. "They have been actively pursuing us. Having said that, it's my sincere desire to stay here and I am looking very hard to find a home for D.C. United in the District." In recent years, promising negotiations with both the District (about the Poplar Point land adjacent to the Anacostia River) and Prince George's County failed.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
More D.C. United: Joey Wilkins from D.C. United's Academy has committed to play at Loyola. … MLS veteran forward Abe Thompson (Maryland) has been offered a preseason trial, the Post reported.
Shoulder injury might keep Blatche from facing T-wolves
Power forward Andray Blatche, who suffered a mild right shoulder sprain in the fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards' 136-133 overtime victory against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, didn't participate in Wednesday's brief practice as the team prepared for tonight's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is listed as day-to-day. If he doesn't play, Rashard Lewis would likely get the start at power forward, with Al Thornton at small forward. Blatche had 16points and 13 rebounds against the Kings. Jermaine Taylor
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
Sailing: Bermuda Ocean Race veteran Robin Allison will lead a free seminar titled "What is the Bermuda Ocean Race and How Do I Enter?" on Feb.5 from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastport Yacht Club on 317 First St. in Annapolis. The 18th biennial race from Annapolis to St. George's will begin June8. E-mail Kristy Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org for seminar details.
—From Sun staff and news services