Digest: Bryan Whitten out as Mount St. Mary's women's basketball coach
From Sun staff and news services|
Mar 22, 2017 | 3:47 AM
The contract of Mount St. Mary's women's basketball coach Bryan Whitten will not be renewed, athletic director Lynne Robinson announced Tuesday. Whitten compiled a record of 117-184 in his 10 seasons at the Mount, including an 81-99 mark in Northeast Conference regular-season games. This year, the Mountaineers went 12-18 overall and finished in fifth place in the NEC standings, with a 10-8 league record. The Mountaineers lost to Bryant in the NEC quarterfinals.
More women's college basketball: The Maryland women's basketball team's NCAA tournament regional semifinal Saturday against Oregon will tip off at 11:36 a.m., a team spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Sweet 16's early start could be a blessing for the second-seeded Terps. It's only their second-earliest tipoff of the season; a mid-November game against Mount St. Mary's began at 11 a.m. (Maryland won, 106-42.) The No.10 seed Ducks, meanwhile, played four 11 a.m. games in the regular season, but not on the East Coast. The time difference could be a factor: The matchup in Bridgeport, Conn., will be tipping off at 8:36 a.m. PST. The Bridgeport regional's second game, between top-seeded Connecticut and No. 4 seed UCLA, is tentatively set for 1:30 p.m., according to the NCAA, but likely will begin 25 minutes after the end of Maryland-Oregon. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN.
Junior college women's basketball: Harford Community College lost, 88-70, to No. 1 seed Gulf Coast State in the second round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Daisa Harris scored 26 points and Danielle Durjan scored 22 for the Fighting Owls, who outscored the Commodores 39-33 in the second half but couldn't overcome Gulf Coast's 34-point second quarter.
Men's college lacrosse: Freshman Ryan Tierney scored four goals to lead No. 5 Hofstra to an 11-9 victory over visiting Stony Brook (4-3). The Pride moved to 7-0 for the first time in school history. ... Thirteen Great Danes scored to lead No. 9 Albany (5-1) to a 20-11 win over host Canisius (3-4). Connor Fields and Bennett Drake each scored four goals for the Great Danes. ... James Burr scored four goals to help No. 19 Boston University (8-1) win, 13-8, against visiting Harvard (4-3). ... Loyola Maryland senior long-stick midfielder Zac Davliakos (Severn) was selected Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Sophomore attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) and sophomore faceoff specialist Graham Savio received honorable mention. ... UMBC sophomore midfielder Billy Nolan (Arundel) was named America East Conference Player of the Week. ... Mount St. Mary's junior goalie Matt Vierheller was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Georgetown freshman attackman Jake Carraway was named Big East Freshman of the Week. ... Stevenson senior Kyle D'Onofrio (Fallston) was named the the MAC Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Week.
Up by one midway through the first half, the Terps took command by scoring 11 of the next 12 goals, holding Hopkins scoreless for 26:47 in a 17-4 win.
By Rich Scherr
Mar 19, 2017 | 6:01 PM
Women's college lacrosse:Katie O'Donnell scored her sixth hat trick and third in a row to lead No. 5 Penn State (9-1) to a 13-8 victory over No. 6 Princeton (5-1). The visiting Nittany Lions went on a 5-2 run in the second half. ... Loyola Maryland sophomore goalkeeper Kady Glynn was named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week. ... The Big Ten named Maryland senior goalie Emily Kift Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Maryland attacker Brindi Griffin (McDonogh) Freshman of the Week and Penn State senior attacker Steph Lazo (St. Mary's High) Offensive Player of the Week.
Men's college tennis: Stevenson senior Bryan Gieselman was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week.
Arena Football League: Longtime Baltimore broadcaster Brent Harris, formerly of Comcast SportsNet, will be the Brigade's play-by-play announcer and former Ravens receiver Qadry Ismail will be the color analyst, Monumental Sports Network said. Grant Paulsen and former Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss will handle the same duties for the Washington Valor.
Men's soccer: Barcelona and Manchester United will play July 26 at FedEx Field in Landover as part of the International Champions Cup, the fifth annual global exhibition featuring European clubs preparing for their respective league seasons. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ESPN will provide coverage. Tickets will go on sale April 4. Six years ago, Barcelona and Manchester United set an area attendance record for soccer by drawing 81,807 to the Landover venue.
World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles announced that 19-year-old local tennis prodigy Frances Tiafoe has been added to their World TeamTennis roster for the 2017 season, which begins July 16. Tiafoe, who grew up in College Park, turned pro as a 17-year-old in 2015 and in January earned his first win in a Grand Slam match at the Australian Open. He's ranked 101st in the latest ATP World Tour singles rankings after climbing as high as No. 86 earlier this year.