Terps women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas named All-ACC for fourth straight year

Senior forward Alyssa Thomas was voted first-team All-ACC for the third straight year and freshman guard Lexie Brown was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team by the league's 15 head coaches. Thomas is the third player in Maryland history to earn All-ACC honors in each of her four years, following Crystal Langhorne and Marissa Coleman. This year, Thomas led the Terps in scoring with 18.7 points per game and in rebounding with 10.8 per game. She also averaged 4.3 assists per game. She broke Langhorne's program record of 2,247 career points Friday. Brown averaged 9.3 points per game and shot 42.1 percent from the field. Brown's season high came at Syracuse, against which she shot 7-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 31 points.

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Morgan's Black and Chiles named 1st-team All-MEAC

Morgan State senior guard Justin Black and senior center Ian Chiles were named first-team All-Mideastern Athletic Conference. Black earned All-MEAC accolades for the second straight year, while Chiles was selected to the team for the first time. With Black and Chiles receiving first-team accolades, Morgan State now has had at least one player on the All-MEAC first team in six of the past eight years under coach Todd Bozeman. Black averaged 18.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2 steals this season. The 6-foot-2 guard has registered 20 points or more 13 times this season. Chiles ranks third in the conference in blocks per game (3.0), fourth in field-goal percentage (55.4), and eighth in scoring average (15.2). Chiles is the first 7-footer to be named to the All-MEAC team since Morgan State legend Marvin "The Human Eraser" Webster was selected in 1975. … Coppin State senior forward Michael Murray also was named first-team All-MEAC. Murray led the team in points per game (14..6) and rebounds (7).He led the team in scoring 12 times this season, including a season-high 28 points at Delaware State.

Women: Coppin State senior forwards Kyra Coleman and Larrisa Carter were honored as All-MEAC performers. Coleman was selected to the first team and Carter earned second-team honors. Coleman led the Eagles all season, averaging 16.9 points per game, while Carter finished second with 13.4.


July on 'B-More-Battles' professional card April 12

Baltimore boxer, corporate lawyer and promoter Venroy July will headline Hardwork Promotions' "B-More-Battles" professional card April 12 at Patapsco Arena with a bout against former U.S. Olympic team heavyweight alternate Quantis Graves. July, coming off a win Jan. 28 in Atlantic City, N.J., hopes to maintain his momentum and put himself in position to fight for a championship within the year. July formed Hardwork Promotions in recognition of the hardships endured by fighters and his desire to use boxing to help fighters better their communities. Patapsco Arena is at 3301 Annapolis Road. The first bout begins at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m.. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP and $600 for a ringside VIP table. Weigh-ins at the arena are at 4 p.m. April 11; attendance is free. For more information, go to hardworkpromotions.com or facebook.com/HardworkPromotions.

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3 Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse players honored

For the second week in a row, three Loyola Maryland players won Patriot League weekly honors. Senior attackman Matt Sawyer, senior defenseman Joe Fletcher and senior goalkeeper Jack Runkel won the offensive, defensive and goalkeepers honors, respectively, for their play in the Greyhounds' 14-7 win Sunday night over Duke. Sawyer tripled his previous career high Sunday, scoring a game-best six goals. Against the Blue Devils, Fletcher picked up seven ground balls, helping the Greyhounds win the possession battle, and he forced a turnover. Runkel earned his third straight conference honor, making nine saves while yielding just seven goals.

Blast: Coach Danny Kelly, defender Mike Lookingland (Loyola High) and goalkeeper William Vanzela were named as finalists for Major Indoor Soccer League awards. Lookingland was nominated for Most Valuable Player and Defender of the Year, Kelly for Coach of the Year and Vanzela for Goalkeeper of the Year. Winners will be announced before the MISL championship series.

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Women's college lacrosse: Navy junior attacker Loren Generi and senior midfielder Jill Coughlin garnered Patriot League weekly honors. Generi won Offensive Player of the Week and Coughlin earned Midfield Player of the Week. Boston University freshman goalie Caroline Meegan (Dulaney) won Rookie of the Week. … Hood sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Couch (Old Mill) won her second straight Commonwealth Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Washington College freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (Francis Scott Key) was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Women's track and field: UMBC junior sprinter Mercedes Jackson was named the America East Conference's Most Outstanding Women's Track Performer for the 2014 league championships.

Ravens: Weak-side linebacker Josh Bynes will be the guest player at Ravens Nest 1's annual scholarship banquet at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Scott Garceau of 105.7 The Fan will be the master of ceremonies. Gerry Sandusky of WBAL (1090 AM) will be the keynote speaker. Tickets cost $35. For information, contact Pat Skebeck at skebeck802@verizon.net or call 410-877-7718.

Table tennis: Crystal Wang, 12, of Boyds became the youngest member of the USA National Team in history. At the USA Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, needing to finish fourth or better to make the team, she placed third, giving the sixth-grader another table tennis record.

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