Digest: Wizards beat Pelicans, 107-94, for fourth straight win
From Sun staff and news services|
Jan 30, 2017 | 12:14 AM
John Wall had 18 points and 19 assists, Bradley Beal scored 27 points and the host Washington Wizards extended their winning streak to four with a 107-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.
Marcin Gortat had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Markieff Morris added 21 points for Washington, which briefly squandered a 17-point halftime lead but regained control with an 8-0 run in the middle of the third quarter.
Anthony Davis had 36 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots, Jrue Holiday had 26 points and 11 assists and Donatas Motiejunas added 10 points for New Orleans.
Johns Hopkins sophomore defenseman Patrick Foley will miss the 2017 season, men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala announced Sunday. Foley was the only freshman to start all 15 games for the Blue Jays this past season, recording two goals, 23 ground balls and a team-high 11 caused turnovers. He was also a member of the United States under-19 team that won a Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia, this summer. He will not be enrolled at Johns Hopkins for the spring semester, but might return in the fall if he meets academic requirements. "We look forward to Patrick's return for the 2018 season and know that he will dedicate his complete efforts to doing everything he can to rejoin us in the fall," Pietramala said in a statement. According to Inside Lacrosse, Foley played in a scrimmage Saturday against visiting No. 1 Denver. Senior Trevor Koelsch and freshmen Jack Rapine and Owen Colwell are candidates to join senior Nick Fields as starting defensemen. Senior Austin Spencer is also an option, but Pietramala said last week that he would prefer to keep Spencer at long-stick midfield, which is his more natural position. No. 12 Johns Hopkins will open the season Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. against No. 9 Navy at Homewood Field.
More men's college lacrosse: CCBC-Essex will hold its annual Meet the Team Night on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Wellness and Athletics Center. For details, go to ccbcessexknights.com.
Women's lacrosse: Former Maryland standout Dana Dobbie was selected to Canada's 18-player roster for this summer's FIL Women's World Cup, the Canadian Lacrosse Association announced Thursday. A 2008 graduate, Dobbie competed for Canada in the 2009 and 2013 World Cups and is one of the leaders on this year's team. She helped Canada to a bronze medal in 2009 and a silver in 2013. She is an assistant coach at Loyola Maryland. The Australia team includes former TerpsCourtney Hobbs ('02) and Sarah Mollison ('11) and current Maryland senior Theo Kwas. The FIL Women's World Cup, which occurs every four years, will take place July 12-22 in Guildford, England.
Women's college basketball: Raven Bankston led all scorers with 31 points and Towson (11-9, 4-5 Colonial Athletic Association) matched its season high with 28 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 17-point third-quarter deficit in a 73-67 loss to visiting Delaware (12-8, 6-3).
The Tigers used a 7-1 run to pull to within 65-62 with 1:55 to play in the game. After the Blue Hens pushed their lead back to five, Bankston converted a three-point play to cut the deficit to 67-65 with 1:12 left. Delaware, which shot 34-for-40 from the free-throw line overall, went 6-for-6 from the line in the final minute to secure the win.
Bankston became the first Tiger since Trinette Tucker during the 1994-95 season to score 30 or more points in three games of the same season.
Men's college basketball:Mike Wall (Class of 1999) hit three consecutive 3-pointers to spur a 17-point third quarter and lead the Gold to a 51-46 victory over the Blue in the annual Navy Alumni Game. Derek Young (2010) and Carlton Smith (2012) led the Blue with 12 points each, while Wall and Josh Height (1998) scored 11 points apiece. David Hooper (2006) scored a game high 16 points for the Gold, while Chris Williams (2001) added 12 points and Ben Biles (2008) scored 10.
College wrestling:Jared Prince (141 pounds), Drew Daniels (165), Jadaen Bernstein (174), Michael Coleman (184) and Steban Cervantes (197) each won individual crowns to lead host Navy to a second-place finish with 98 points at the All-Academy Championship. Nine of the Midshipmen's 10 wrestlers placed among the top four, including seven in the top three. Army West Point was first with 103.5 points for its fourth crown in the 23-year history of the tournament.
College field hockey: Washington College named Anne Kietzman coach. Kietzman, a former Division III All-American and interim coach at Dickinson, previously served as coach at Division II Newberry (S.C.).