College Basketball

Digest: Navy women's basketball holds off Liberty, 67-66; Coppin men fall

Navy (6-3) scored on six of its last seven possessions for a 67-66 victory over Liberty (0-6) in the Navy Classic. Taylor Dunham scored 20 points and Justice Swett added 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Mids.

Navy was shooting just 36 percent from the field through the first 30 minutes of the game, but connected on 61.5 percent (8-for-13) of its shots in the final 10 minutes.


Dunham and Swett were amed to the Navy Classic all-tournament team.

Ashanti Abshaw scored 30 points to lead Cleveland State (3-4) to a 69-65 win over Richmond in the Navy Classic. Micaela Parson scored 16 points and Jaide Hinds-Clarke added 12 for the Spiders (4-4). … Bre McDonald scored a team-high 10 points as 10 players scored for East Carolina to lift the host Pirates (7-3) to a 66-58 win over UMES (3-3). Ciani Byrom scored 23 points for the Hawks, converting nine of 13 free-throw attempts.


Men's college basketball: Jaron Blossomgame had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Clemson used an 20-5 early run to cruise past Coppin State, 85-43. After Terry Harris Jr.'s three-point play drew Coppin State (0-10) within 12-7, the Tigers (5-2) took off on their game-breaking run. Marcquise Reed had a three-point play, Gabe DeVoe and Avry Holmes each hit 3s and Blossomgame hit a short turnaround jumper to give Clemson a 32-12 lead. Blossomgame had 10 points in the opening half for the Tigers, who cruised to their third straight win. Coppin State lost its 11th consecutive game dating to last season. Harris Jr. was the only Eagle to score in double figures with 14 points. Coppin State's all-time worst start is 0-12 in 2005-06.

Maryland football

3-star JUCO CB Woods commits to Terps

Junior-college cornerback Alex Woods, a three-star prospect who has three years of college eligibility remaining, committed to Maryland at the end of his official visit Sunday, he announced on Twitter. "After talking it over with my family, I have decided to end my recruiting," he wrote. "I have decided to commit to the University of Maryland. #Goterps" The Lackawanna (Pa.) College sophomore pledged to West Virginia in June but decommitted in November after a visit to College Park. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Woods also had offers from East Carolina, North Carolina State, New Mexico, Sacred Heart and Troy. Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, who coaches defensive backs for Maryland, was Woods' recruiter. The pledge is the Terps' 22nd in the Class of 2017 and fifth defensive back. Woods is also the team's fourth commit in two days, after Eleanor Roosevelt's Lawtez Rogers committed Thursday.

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Et cetera

No. 24 Temple to face Wake Forest in Military Bowl

No. 24 Temple will return to Annapolis to play Wake Forest in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN. The Owls (10-3) defeated then-No. 19 Navy, 34-10, in the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday, earning their first conference title since 1967. Wake Forest (6-6) finished tied for fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division, earning its first bowl bid since 2011. Temple and Wake Forest have met just once; a 36-0 Temple victory in Philadelphia on Nov. 1, 1930. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 888-841-2787.


Men's college soccer: Johns Hopkins senior forward-midfielder Samy Ramadane, Hopkins junior midfielder Drew Collins, Messiah senior midfielder Jacob Bender (Calvert Hall) and Washington College senior midfielder Dimitri Kaliakin were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Mid-Atlantic first team. Hood forward senior forward Drew Demich and Eastern junior defender Jadon Ramsing (Wilde Lake) made the second team. Hopkins senior forward Victor Osio and Hopkins junior forward-midfielder Mike Swiercz made the third team. ... Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Logan McHugh of Aberdeen was named to the NSCAA NCAA Division III All-South Atlantic team. Frostburg State senior goalkeeper Hassan Mostafa (Oakland Mills), St. Mary's sophomore midfielder Juwan Kearson (St. Paul's) and St. Mary's senior forward Nick Tait made the second team. The third team included St. Mary's freshman forward Khalid Balogun.

Women's college soccer: Princeton senior forward Tyler Lussi (St. Paul's) and North Carolina freshman forward Bridgette Andrzejewski (McDonogh) were named to the NSCAA NCAA Division I All-America third team.

College field hockey: Maryland graduate student Grace Balsdon, junior Lein Holsboer and senior Welma Luus were named to the 16-member National Field Hockey Coaches Association's All-Mid Atlantic first team. Maryland sophomore Linnea Gonzales (Patterson Mill), junior Carrie Hanks and redshirt senior Emma Rissinger made the second team. ... Three Salisbury seniors — Becca Rinaca (North Harford), Hannah Miller (Severna Park) and Annah Brittingham — made the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South second team. Salisbury's Dawn Chamberlin was named Coach of the Year.