St. Mary's men win in first round of CAC tournament, 95-80
Third-seeded St. Mary's earned a 95-80 victory over sixth-seeded Marymount in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament Tuesday night. The Seahawks (19-7, 11-5) opened the game on a 5-0 run before the Saints (15-11, 7-9) responded with an 8-2 outburst to take their first lead, 8-7. That sequence set the back-and-forth tone for the half, which ended with St. Mary's up 40-38. The Saints came out of halftime with an 11-4 run, but the Seahawks responded with a 14-2 run to take control. Troy Spurrier (Glenelg) and Nick LaGuerre (Lansdowne) led St. Mary's with 21 points each.
More men's basketball: Christopher Newport (18-8, 9-7) beat Salisbury, 78-74, in overtime in the first round of the CAC tournament. Dominic Milburn made two free throws with 21 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime for the Sea Gulls (14-12, 9-7), but Tra Benefield made a layup and two free throws in the extra period to give the Captains the win.
Women's basketball: Salisbury (18-8, 12-4) reached the CAC semifinals with a 73-59 win over visiting St. Mary's (17-9, 11-5). The teams traded baskets for most of the first half and Salisbury led 32-28 at the break. Salisbury went on a 23-7 run in the second half led by junior guard Sarah Seipp, who finished with a game-high 23 points on seven-for-15 shooting. St. Mary's responded with an 11-0 run late, but could not cut the lead under double digits. Senior Sophie Pruden led the Seahawks with 22 points. The Sea Gulls will travel to second-seeded Christopher Newport for its semifinal matchup on Thursday night.
Golf: Senior Brendan Lemp and freshmen Connor Flach (Centennial) and Matt Oshrine (Pikesville) shot par or under through the final round of Loyola's Snowman Getaway in Goodyear, Ariz., to help Loyola Maryland tie for fifth place with a three-round score of 4-under 860. The Greyhounds finished even with Utah Valley at 3-under 860. Oshrine led Loyola with a 3-under 69 through the final round to finish second on the team with a 4-under 212. He tied for 15th overall.
Men's tennis: Morgan State's doubles team of junior Duk Young-Park and sophomore Evan Ward is ranked a school-record 48th in the NCAA Division I by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Softball: Towson freshman outfielder Jessica South was named Rookie of the Week by the Colonial Athletic Association. ... Washington College, the reigning Centennial Conference champion, has been picked in a poll of the league's head coaches to repeat as champions. The Shorewomen got 57 vote-points, edging Muhlenberg by one. McDaniel was picked to finish fourth.
Wrestling: McDaniel sophomore Ryan O'Boyle was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Wrestler of the Year. O'Boyle won the individual title at 133 pounds at the conference championship Saturday, going 3-0 with three pins for his first crown after a runner-up finish as a freshman.
Honors: Coppin State's six-member Hall of Fame class will be honored at a 7 p.m. ceremony Friday at Tawes Center Ballroom on campus. The Hall of Fame class, the school's third, consists of Twana Allen (women's track and field), Jason Booker (baseball), Keno Brown (wrestling), Calvin Burnett (administration), Gene Giles (men's basketball) and Reggie Isaac (men's basketball). ..... Maryland's Mary Cushman (volleyball), Brett Harman (baseball) and Nikki Maier (softball) received the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award from the Atlantic Coast Conference for performing with distinction in the classroom and their sports while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
Hernandez, Donatelli make MISL Team of the Week
Blast goalkeeper Troy Hernandez and forward Tony Donatelli have been named to the Major Indoor Soccer League Team of the Week. Hernandez was selected after making 18 saves and conceding only 11 points in two victories. Donatelli had 12 points in three games as the Blast went 3-0 this past weekend. This is Hernandez's first Team of the Week selection and Donatelli's third. Forward Lucas Roque and defender Mike Lookingland received honorable mention.
Sagamore filly honored by Maryland Horse Breeders
Sagamore Racing's Walkwithapurpose has been named the 2013 champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old filly by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. In her 3-year-old season, Walkwithapurpose won the Wide Country Stakes in February and the Ceaser's Wish Stakes in March at Laurel Park. Walkwithapurpose finished third in the Grade II Gazelle Stakes in April at Aqueduct in New York. The filly has since retired and is booked to Curlin, winner of American Horse of the Year awards in 2007 and 2008.
Tag Day gives fans chance to preview seat locations
The Orioles will host Tag Day on March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oriole Park. Tag Day gives fans interested in purchasing a full or partial season plan the opportunity to sit in their seats before they buy them. Available seats will be tagged with pennants, and Orioles sales representatives will be stationed in each section to discuss season-plan options and answer questions. Orioles season plans are available in 81-game, 29-game and 13-game packages. Season-plan holders are exclusively entitled to ticket and parking discounts, early entrance to the ballpark for batting practice, and priority access to Opening Day, postseason and other events. . The box office will also be open for single-game ticket purchases.
Nats 3B Zimmerman spending time across the diamond
Matt Williams Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been getting some work at first base during Washington Nationals spring training camp in Viera, Fla., and could fill in at the position as part of a platoon this season. Zimmerman took part in a ground ball drill at the position for the first time this spring. Tyler Moore and Adam LaRoche also participated in the drill run by manager Matt Williams. "It felt good," Zimmerman said. Added Williams: "He's really good. He's got great hands, man. He's really good at it. He's one of those unique guys that has great hands."
— James Wagner, The Washington Post
Capitals: Washington has re-assigned defenseman Jack Hillen to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on a long-term injury/illness exception conditioning loan. Hillen, 28, played in two games with the Capitals this season before suffering a right tibial plateau fracture on Oct. 3. Hillen had recorded three goals, six assists and 14 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Capitals last season.
—From Sun staff and news services