Digest (March 7): Tiwian Kendley's free throws help Morgan State upset Bethune-Cookman in MEAC men's basketball tournament

Tiwian Kendley made two free throws with seven second left as seventh-seeded Morgan State (13-18) won a 78-77 upset victory over second-seeded Bethune-Cookman (18-14) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinal in Norfolk, Va. Kendley finished with a game-high 31 points. ... Men's college basketball: Phillip Carr scored 21 points, Tyler Streeter added 14, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late, and Morgan State (12-18) nearly blew a 17-point lead but won, 83-80, against South Carolina State (10-22) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament opener Tuesday night in Norfolk, Va. Tiwian Kendley scored 16 points and Martez Cameron grabbed 10 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Bears (12-18), who played No. 2 seed Bethune-Cookman (18-13) in a Wednesday night quarterfinal.

Women's college basketball: Angel Golden scored a game-high 29 points and Bethune-Cookman (24-5) won, 71-65, over UMES (11-19) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinal in Norfolk, Va. Ciani Byrom scored 15 points for the Hawks. The Wildcats used a 16-5 run in the third quarter to take control. ... Mount St. Mary's junior Juliette Lawless was named the Northeast Conference Most Improved Player along with a selection to the All-NEC third team. Mountaineers freshman Daly Sullivan was named to the rookie team.


Men's college golf: Maryland's David Kochker was name Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week after his victory at the Tiger Invitational at Auburn .

College wrestling: Johns Hopkins juniors Ricky Cavallo and Isaac Morales and freshman Dominic Reyes (Loyola Blakefield) will compete at the NCAA Division III championships Friday in Cleveland.


Men's college lacrossse: Cornell goalie Christian Knight (Boys' Latin) was named Ivy League Player of the Week after making a career-high 19 saves in a near upset of top-ranked Albany.

Women's college lacrosse: Georgetown 's Francesca Whitehurst (Roland Park) was named Big East Midfielder of the Week.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired Deportivo Saprissa's Costa Rican defender Joseph Mora, 25, on a permanent transfer pending receipt of his P1 visa and international transfer certificate.

Horse racing

Columbia 's Conley winshandicapping contest

Brian Conley of Columbia won the Maryland Jockey Club's Champions Handicapping Tournament on Saturday at Laurel Park . He finished with a balance of $2,192 to edge Coleen Curley and capture the spring session of the tournament. In addition to prize money, the top four finishers qualified for automatic berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship, Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge or The Big One. A total of 226 entries were accepted for the tournament. After wagering on races from Laurel, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs, with no mandatory races and a minimum $20 wager, Conley finished $3.20 ahead of Curley's $2,188.80 and earned $3,780 in prize money. Given his choice of four tournament berths, Conley selected the BCBC to be held Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs. Curley, of Raleigh, N.C., took home $2,520 in prize money and chose a berth in the NHC set for February in Las Vegas. Third place went to Carol Johnson of Oakton, Va., who finished with a balance of $2,184 and earned $1,260, and will compete in The Big One on Sept. 22 and 23 at Laurel. Shawn Turner of Falling Waters, W.Va., was fourth with a balance of $1,442 and earned $756, and is also headed to the NHC. Rounding out the top 10 finishers were Brian Costello with a tournament balance of $1,295, Robin D. Buser ($1,075.20), John Zielinski ($1,006), Jake Jacobs ($870), Irvin Davis ($861) and Ian Whipkey ($812). Each player earned $756 in prize money. The fall session of the MJC Champions Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 18 at Laurel.

From Sun staff and news services