State hoops: Wake Forest routs Mount St. Mary's

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Wake Forest showed little mercy in a rout of Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday.

Codi Miller-McIntyre had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as host Wake Forest earned an 83-49 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday night. Cornelius Hudson had 10 points and four rebounds for the Demon Deacons (4-2), who have won their last two games by a combined 61 points. Mitchell Wilbekin supplied eight points and leading scorer Devin Thomas, the brother of former Terp Alyssa Thomas, played sparingly for the second straight game and finished with six points and six boards. Liam McManimon led the way with 10 points while Junior Robinson posted nine points and four assists for the Mountaineers (1-3). Chris Wray had six points and Byron Ashe, Charles Glover and Chris Martin added five each for the Mount. The first half was competitive for roughly four minutes as Mount St. Mary's overcame three early turnovers to trail 7-6 with 16:17 remaining. From that point on, it was all Wake Forest, which took advantage of five-minute scoring drought by the Mount to score 13 straight points inside of a 20-4 run before going to halftime with a 44-20 lead. Miller-McIntyre scored eight points during the first 6:48 of the second half, including a jumper that gave Wake Forest a 59-26 advantage. The Demon Deacons went up 78-39 on a 3-pointer by Rondale Watson with four minutes remaining.

More men: Donte Pretlow (Dunbar) cored with three seconds left to give Morgan State a 51-50 victory over Liberty on Wednesday in the third-place game of the Mayan Division at the Cancun Challenge. The Bears (1-5) got 20 points from Cedric Blossom of Columbia, whose layup gave them a 49-48 lead in the final 30 seconds. Andrew Smith then scored to put Liberty (2-4) up by one, but Pretlow got the winning basket. ... John Davis got his second straight double double with 11 points and 15 rebounds and Towson extended its winning streak to five games with a 97-43 victory over visiting Goucher. The Tigers (5-1) matched their best start since becoming a Division I program in 1979. The Division III Gophers fell to 0-5. ... Zach Fong had three 3-pointers and scored 12 points to lead host Navy (2-4) to its second straight win, 67-42 over Penn State-Harrisburg (0-6). The Midshipmen got 38 points off the bench and had a 14-0 advantage in second-chance points.

Women: Jenn Carney scored 23 points and host Mount St. Mary's (1-4) won, 73-64, over Delaware State (1-4). The Mountaineers shot 18-for-20 from the free-throw line.

Orioles

Lefty reliever Barnes acquired from Indians

The Orioles have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday. Barnes, 27, spent the entire 2014 season with the Indians' Triple-A team in Columbus, Ohio, going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 25 appearances, all but one in relief. Barnes held hitters to a .193 batting average, getting both left-handed (.191 average) and right-handed (.194) batters out with success. He averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings, striking out 35 in 312/3 innings. In 22 major league appearances — all in relief with the Indians in the 2012 and 2013 seasons — Barnes is 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA. Barnes has no minor league options remaining, so he can't be outrighted to the minor leagues without clearing waivers. The Indians designated Barnes for assignment Sunday to create 40-man roster space. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said in a text message that Barnes possesses "a good arm and sharp slider that he uses to get out both left-handed and right-handed hitters." The Orioles also officially announced Wednesday the signing of infielder Rey Navarro to a major league deal. Navarro, 24, has played both middle infield positions in the minors, but Orioles scouts like him as a second baseman.

Eduardo A. Encina

Playoff money: The Orioles voted full playoff shares to 52 players — which came to a $125,288.04 bonus for each. They also awarded 6.25 partial shares and 36 cash awards, which typically go to support staff members. One source who had direct knowledge of how the shares were divided said the players chose two ways to remember public relations director Monica Barlow, who died in February at age 36 of lung cancer: assigning one cash award to her estate and making a separate donation to the LUNGevity Foundation, which provides lung cancer research, educational programs and support for patients. The awards were characterized as "very significant donations." The source also said the players voted a full share to slugger Chris Davis, who was suspended in September for testing positive for amphetamines and missed the playoffs. The Orioles received a total of $7.44 million from the total playoff pot of $62 million, which is derived from a portion of gate revenue from postseason games.

Dan Connolly

Et cetera

'Searching for answers,' Gruden turns to McCoy

Washington Redskins rookie coach Jay Gruden made official Wednesday what many media outlets reported Tuesday: that he's benching quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin, who has been unable to recapture the record-setting form of his rookie season of 2012 since that year ended with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and lateral cruciate ligament in a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, will be replaced by Colt McCoy, who stunned the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 in his only start since 2011, when he was with the Cleveland Browns. "We're searching for answers on offense, and it all starts with the quarterback position," Gruden said. "We're not trying to pin all the troubles offensively on Robert, but we didn't get much production with him as the starter, so we had to make a change."

More NFL: Washington placed cornerback Tracy Porter on injured reserve with an AC joint separation in his right shoulder. The team promoted cornerback Chase Minnifield from the practice squad.

Women's college volleyball: Despite 17 team blocks and 20 kills from senior outside hitter Ashleigh Crutcher, visiting Maryland (9-21, 2-17 Big Ten) lost, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15, 15-25, 15-17, at Iowa (14-16, 6-13).

Men's college soccer: UMBC redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Billy Heavner earned the inaugural America East Conference Elite 18 Award, honoring student-athletes who exemplify excellence both in their sport and in the classroom. Heavner has a 4.0 GPA while majoring in financial economics. He took over the starting position midseason and has a record of 10-1-2.

 

 

 

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