Digest: Towson men rout Florida Atlantic for spot in Gulf Coast semifinals

From Sun staff and news services

Zane Martin scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Towson men's basketball team to a 76-52 win over Florida Atlantic (2-2) on Monday night to advance to the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla. Eddie Keith II had a career-best-tying 13 points and Justin Gorham (Calvert Hall) scored 10 on 5-for-6 shooting for the Tigers (3-1), who will face Penn (3-2) tonight at 7:30.

More men: Tshiefu Ngalakulondi scored 21 points to help St. Bonaventure (2-1) beat visiting UMES, 96-48, in the Emerald Coast Classic. Ahmad Frost had 13 points and Miryne Thomas scored 12 for the Hawks (1-3). ... Mount St. Mary's senior guard Junior Robinson was named Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Women: Genesis Lucas scored a game-high 16 points, but visiting Coppin State (1-3) fell, 72-58, to Charleston Southern (2-1). The Buccaneers shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 47.4 percent from 3-point range.

Et cetera

UMBC commit Jones named soccer All-American

Goalkeeper Quantrell Jones, a former Kenwood star orally committed to UMBC, was named to the United Soccer Coaches Youth Boys All-America team. Jones was also selected to the All-East Region team. Jones, who turned 17 on Jan. 16, left Kenwood as a sophomore in the spring of 2016 and has been part of the U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. He previously played with the Baltimore Celtic club.

Men's soccer: Danny Baxter and Elton Joe each scored two goals, Cody Albrecht added two assists and Baltimore-based Christos FC defeated Phoenix (Pa.) Sport Club, 5-1, in a U.S. Open Cup third-round open division qualifying match at Anne Arundel Community College on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Christos is one of 14 amateur sides to advance to the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, with a first-round match most likely scheduled for April. Coach Larry Sancomb's club gained national attention in the summer for being the last amateur squad remaining in that tournament before losing, 4-1, to D.C. United of Major League Soccer in the fourth round.

—Brian Burden, Baltimore Sun Media Group

National Women's Soccer League: The league announced that it had reacquired the membership interest to two-time champion FC Kansas City, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons. The club had been in financial trouble and its future in limbo for the past several months. The move came days after the NWSL announced that it was beginning a team in Salt Lake City. ... Washington Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, forward-defender Lindsay Agnew and defender Shelina Zadorsky have been named to Canada's national team roster for the squad's match against Norway on Nov. 28 in Marbella, Spain.

Baseball: The Washington Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed reliever Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster, meaning both players will be safe from selection in next month's Rule 5 draft.

—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post

College football: Towson redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Stover was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

College administration: UMBC athletic director Tim Hall signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 academic year. Hall succeeded Dr. Charles Brown and began his tenure with the Retrievers in the summer of 2013. ... St. Mary's promoted William "Jim" Cranmer from assistant athletic director to associate AD.

Horse racing: Laurel Park will host a Thanksgiving Day program featuring live racing, food specials and a holiday pie giveaway Thursday. A traditional Thanksgiving buffet will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per person, and required prepaid reservations can be made by calling 301-725-0770. Gates open at 10 a.m. with an early-bird special of a free donut and the choice of cider or coffee until 11:30 a.m. in grandstand and clubhouse locations. First post will be at 11:25 a.m.

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