Taylor McCarley's jumper with four seconds left lifted visiting UMBC (12-18) to a 49-47 victory over Stony Brook (17-13) in an America East women's basketball quarterfinal Saturday night. The Seawolves, who trailed for most of the game, tied the score at 47 on a layup by Kori Bayne-Walker with 12 seconds left. Capree Garner had 19 points for the Retrievers, who led 24-21 at the half.
More women's college basketball: Sage Bennett made the go-ahead jumper with 19 seconds left to lift Montclair State (28-1) to a 53-48 win over Stevenson (24-4) in an NCAA Division III second-round game. Sara Tarbert had 19 points for Stevenson. ... Host Salisbury (26-2) got 21 points from Anna Hackett and forced 29 turnovers in a 61-54 win over Stockton (22-6) in an NCAA Division III second-round game.
Men's college basketball: Salisbury (21-8) fell behind 29-16 at halftime and never recovered in a 60-47 loss at Trinity (22-8) in an NCAA Division III second-round game. Justin Witmer had 10 points for the Sea Gulls. ... Host Johns Hopkins (25-4) closed the scoring with a 16-8 run and earned a 61-58 win over Skidmore (20-8) in an NCAA Division III second-round game. Jimmy Hammer had 16 points for the Blue Jays. ... Colby Giacubeno (Perry Hall) scored a game-high 48 points to lead Stevenson (20-9) to a 97-91 victory over Hood (15-13) in an Eastern College Athletic Conference South semifinal in Steubenville, Ohio. Giacubeno broke the school record of 44 set by Wade Henninger on Feb. 16, 2004. Stevenson will play for the South title Wednesday at Franciscan.
Trip to Aqueduct yields Russell's 1,000th career win
Maryland-based jockey Sheldon Russell earned his 1,000th career victory by guiding Shayjolie to victory in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct. The leading rider at all three Maryland meets in 2011 and ranked 59th in earnings in 2014, Russell won the Cat Cay by three-quarters of a length for Peachtree Stable and trainer Gary Contessa. Born in Bossier City, La., Russell was raised in South Africa and rode his first race at Wolverhampton, England, when he was 18. After riding in approximately 60 races in England, Russell came to the United States to become an exercise rider at the Maryland farm of trainer Michael Dickinson. "It's a great achievement, considering all the injuries and broken bones along the journey," Russell said last weekend when approaching the milestone. "It's a huge milestone."
Laurel Park: Because of harsh winter weather, the track announced that it will reschedule the Private Terms Stakes and Caesar's Wish Stakes from this Saturday to the next. The Private Terms, for 3-year-olds at 11/8 miles, drew 24 nominations, including My Meadowview Farm's Lehigh Five, Harvey Clarke's and Paul Braverman's Lieutenant Colonel, WinStar Farm's Net Gain and Repole Stable's Dontbetwithbruno. The Caesar's Wish, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 mile, attracted 30 nominations, including Catcha Rising Star from the barn of Graham Motion, Alliteration and Delightful Joy from the Chad Brown stable, and Overprepared, trained by Todd Pletcher. The March 21 card also will include the Harrison Johnson Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 11/8 miles and the Conniver Stakes for fillies and mares 3 and up at 7 furlongs.
Whittenburg slips to 3rd in American Cup
Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg led for much of the day at the AT&T American Cup in Arlington, Texas, before being overtaken on the competition's final event and settling for third. The Edgewood graduate was in first place in the prestigious international invitational, part of the International Gymnastics Federation's all-around World Cup Series, heading into horizontal bars, the sixth and final event. He posted a 14.366, his second-lowest score of the day, to finish with an all-around total of 89.932 at AT&T Stadium. Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine scored a 15.066 to jump to first overall (90.597), while Japan's Ryohei Kato finished with 90.098 after a 15.133 on horizontal bars. Verniaiev put himself in position for the win with the day's highest men's score at 15.9 on parallel bars. He's the defending world champion in that event. "He's been hitting that set ever since world championships," Whittenburg said. "I didn't really care where I finished. I just wanted to hit all my sets the best that I can. I feel like I definitely did that." The announced crowd of 10,383 on one sideline of the NFL stadium got a larger-than-life-size view of all the gymnasts on the giant video board hanging about 50 feet above the floor. Huge black curtains closed off the other side of the 80,000-seat venue. "It was definitely cool," Whittenburg said. "I kind of saw, corner of my eye, like, myself on TV. And I was like, 'All right, try not to look at it.' Just tried to just look forward and stay in my bubble."
Varsity girls basketball: No. 1 McDonogh beat Good Counsel, 60-53, at the Bishop Walsh Invitational in Cumberland. The Falcons fell to 21-11. The Eagles (27-3) trailed 13-2 before taking the lead. Danielle Edwards and Kolbi Green scored 21 points for McDonogh, which faces Bishop McNamara in the championship at 3:30 p.m. today
NFL: Defensive tackle A.J. Francis (Maryland) re-signed with the Miami Dolphins rather than becoming an exclusive-rights free agent this week. Francis spent the entire 2014 season with the Dolphins on injured reserve because of a knee injury. He originally was signed by Miami in 2013 as an undrafted free agent and has also been on the New England Patriots' practice squad.
Major League Soccer: Jairo Arrieta scored in the 58th minute and host D.C. United beat the Montreal Impact, 1-0, for the Washington club's first season-opening victory since 2011.After Bill Hamid's save, D.C. United pushed the ball upfield and Arrieta slid the ball under Evan Bush, who had come out to the corner of the 18-yard box to try to intercept Chris Rolfe's lofted pass. Three minutes later, United's Chris Pontius hit the crossbar from just outside the 6-yard box. United was without its two leading goal scorers from last season. Luis Silva has a hamstring injury and Fabian Espindola is on suspension. Montreal, in its fourth MLS season, has lost three of four openers. United won the 2014 Eastern Conference regular-season title behind Coach of the Year Ben Olsen, but lost to the New York Red Bulls in the conference semifinals. Montreal was one of three clubs to finish with a MLS-low six victories.