UMBC surprises Maine, 84-79, behind De La Rosa and Fry
Chris De La Rosa scored 24 points and had a career-high 13 assists to lead visiting UMBC to an upset of Maine, 84-79, on Sunday. Justin Fry added a career-high 20 points for the Retrievers (5-19, 4-7 America East Conference), who trailed 49-35 just 55 seconds into the second half. UMBC then outscored the Black Bears (14-9, 8-3) by 18-2 over the next 5:50 for its first lead of the game, 53-51. De La Rosa scored or assisted on all but two of the points during the run. Maine reclaimed the lead 58-55 with 9:23 left, but De La Rosa tied it on a 3-point play and then fed Adrian Satchell to give UMBC the lead for good, 60-58, with 7:58 to play. Fry, who was 9-for-10 shooting in just 20 minutes because of foul trouble, scored 14 points in the second half. Satchell added 12 points, and Laurence Jolicoeur 11 for the Retrievers. Gerald McLemore led Maine with 24 points.
Kansas men: Coach Bill Self is not planning on freshman guard Josh Selby (Lake Clifton) being ready tonight when the second-ranked Jayhawks host No. 14 Missouri and Kim English (Randallstown). Selby, the Jayhawks' best 3-point shooter, has what is described as a stress reaction in his right foot. After warming up, he decided not to play at Nebraska on Saturday. "Him not practicing today, and being off since Tuesday is not a great sign for a guy playing against a team like Missouri that gets after it like that," Self said Sunday. "Yesterday he still experienced a little bit of discomfort and tenderness. Maybe it's better 24 hours later but I'm not believing it's going to be to the point where I have total confidence putting him out there."
Division II men: Junior forward-center Travis Hyman (Old Mill, Anne Arundel Community College) had 19 points as host Bowie State (17-3, 11-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) escaped with a 91-88 overtime victory over Lincoln, Pa. (2-17, 1-11). The Lions rallied from 15 down in the second half. Lincoln junior shooting guard Denzel Mooney (Western Tech) scored 37 points on 6-for-17 from the field and 25-for-31 from the foul line.
Division I women: Senior Meredith Tolley had 20 points as visiting Loyola (13-10, 10-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) earned a 69-60 victory over Saint Peter's (3-20, 3-9) to extend its winning streak to five games. Junior Miriam McKenzie (Oakland Mills) added 17 points for the Greyhounds, and graduate student Erica DiClemente had 15 points and is one point away from having 1,000 in her career at Loyola. Sophomore Katie Sheahin added 12 points. The Greyhounds took their biggest lead, 20 points, with 12:26 left in the game. The Peahens were led by Jynae Judson with 19 points and 11 rebounds. … Redshirt junior guard Sheree Ledbetter (Southside) and junior guard Krystal Parnell each scored 17 points as host Towson (8-14, 2-9 CAA) earned a 66-55 win over William & Mary and ended a six-game losing streak.
Division II women: Junior forward Juliette Turner scored 16 points as Bowie State (12-7, 8-4 CIAA) earned a 60-50 victory over visiting Lincoln (Pa.) (2-17, 1-11).
Navy football shuffles coaches, will host Hawaii in '13
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced Saturday that Keith Jones will move from outside linebackers coach to secondary coach, Tony Grantham has been elevated from assistant outside linebackers coach to outside linebackers coach and Napoleon Sykes will move from assistant secondary coach to assistant outside linebacker coach. Defensive coordinator Buddy Green will still work with the secondary, too but will also have more freedom during practice to look at the other positions.
More Navy football: Hawaii announced a two-year contract with the Midshipmen. The teams will play Nov. 9, 2013, in Annapolis and Nov. 28, 2015, in Honolulu. The Warriors have won both games between the teams, both at Aloha Stadium: 48-41 in 1999 and 24-17 in 2009. Niumatalolo quarterbacked the Warriors from 1987 to 1989.
Indoor track: Junior Vanessa Henry broke the UMES shot put record Saturday with a first-place throw of 15.39 meters (50 feet 6) at the Giegengack Invitational in New Haven, Conn.
—From Sun staff and news services