Towson's Benimon is MVP of Reese's College All-Star Game
Towson senior forward Jerrelle Benimon had 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds en route to being named Most Valuable Player of the Reese's College All-Star Game on Friday night at AT&T; Stadium in Dallas. Benimon led the East to an 87-75 victory over the West team. Benimon shot 7-for-8 from the field and added two assists and a block in 19 minutes. "I really enjoyed the experience of being out at the Final Four and participating in a game with some of the top seniors in the country," Benimon said. "In the first half I was focused on getting my teammates involved and then my shot really started to fall in the second half. It was a blast being back out on the court and to be playing with and against so many talented players from so many great programs." Will Sheehey of Indiana added 13 points and Karvel Anderson of Robert Morris had 12 for the East team, which led by more than 20 in the second half before coasting down the stretch. Davion Berry of Weber State had 15 points to lead the West. The game was played on the same floor inside AT&T; Stadium where Kentucky will play Wisconsin and Florida will face Connecticut in the national semifinals tonight. The Reese's College All-Star Game consisted of 20 of the top senior college basketball players in the country who have exhausted their eligibility.
College wrestling: Joel Sharratt was named Navy's head coach. A former assistant with the Midshipmen under Bruce Burnett, Sharratt has spent the past eight years as head coach at Air Force.
College baseball: Matt Conway had two home runs to help host Wake Forest defeat Maryland, 6-4, in Game 1 of the weekend series. Conway's two homers accounted for three runss for Wake Forest (21-11, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) and spoiled a come-from-behind effort by the Terps (18-9, 5-7). ... Taylor Clarke, a transfer from Towson, won his sixth game of the season, allowing only two runs on three hits in seven innings to lead College of Charleston (18-10, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 14-5 victory over the host Tigers (14-10, 0-1).
Men's college golf: Loyola Maryland freshman Matt Oshrine (Pikesville) was named the Patriot League Golfer of the Month for March. Oshrine led the Greyhounds with a 72.11 stroke average through its first three tournaments this spring, shooting par-or-under through four of the nine rounds.
Division III colleges: Bolstered by top-five finishes at the NCAA championships in men’s and women’s swimming, Johns Hopkins accumulated 343.5 points during the winter season to hold on to third place in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings to hold on to third place. In all, the Blue Jays scored in six sports and have 632.5 points entering the spring, the most in school history.
Pimlico Race Course: Miss Dayna Lee, ridden by jockey Trevor McCarthy, won the $42,000 seventh race Friday, covering 5 furlongs in 59 seconds, ahead of Deputy Fancy and Horatio Karamanos Easter Fashion. Victor CarrascoMcCarthy also rode Diski Dance to a win the the $19,000 fourth race and Kid Terrapin to a second place finish in the $16,000 first race.