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Digest (Feb. 9): Maryland faces crucial Big Ten women's basketball clash at Rutgers

The No. 8 Maryland women's basketball team (21-2, 10-2) will travel to No. 20 Rutgers (17-5, 9-2) for a 2 p.m. matchup today in Piscataway, N.J. The Terps, who have won six straight games, hold a half game lead over the Scarlet Knights for the top of the Big Ten standings. Maryland owns the all-times series over Rutgers, 25-12 and has won six of seven meetings since joining the league in 2014-15. The Scarlet Knights took their first meeting this season, 73-65, in College Park on Dec. 31. The Terps handled Northwestern, 72-57, Thursday in College Park. Junior Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) led the Terps with 16 points and nine rebounds, junior Kaila Charles added 12 points, freshman Taylor Mikesell scored 11 and junior Sara Vujacic added 10 points off the bench.

More women's basketball: Jonyae Curry (Westmisnter) scored 23 points for Stevenson, but a late push by the Mustangs fell short, 71-70, at Widener. ... No. 23 Gettysburg used a 17-3 run spanning the first and second quarters to take control of the contest on its way to a 64-38 win against visiting Washington College (7-15). Emily Thiemann led the Shorewomen with 10 points. ... Lexie Scholtz's double double helped lead Johns Hopkins to win No. 20 with a 76-63 victory over Muhlenberg. Scholtz also became the first player in program history to eclipse the 900 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists in a career.

Men's basketball: Tray White (St. Paul's) and Dallas Marshall each scored 15 points as visiting Washington College defeated Gettysburg, 56-53, in a Centennial Conference game. ... Mason Wang scored 29 points in Hood's 107-100 loss Lycoming in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play. ... Montaque Wright (Lake Clifton) had 14 points in Stevenson's 75-55 loss to Widener in MAC Commonwealth play. ... DJ Harper scored a career-high 33 points in McDaniel's 82-80 loss to Haverford. ... Junior Harry O'Neil and freshman Braeden Johnson combined for 40 points to lead Johns Hopkins to a 90-81 win over Ursinus in the 18th annual Wall-O'Mahony Game.

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Late Night Pow Wow workstoward Laurel Park start

Breeze Easy's Grade 3 winner Late Night Pow Wow made the trip from Charles Town to Laurel Park Saturday morning to put in her lone timed work ahead of a scheduled start in the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) next Saturday. With regular rider Fredy Peltroche aboard, Late Night Pow Wow breezed five furlongs in 59 seconds over a fast main track, fourth-fastest of 21 horses at the distance. Trainer Javier Contreras is following a similar blueprint heading into the 7-furlong Barbara Fritchie, one of two graded-stakes and five stakes overall worth $800,000 in purses on the Winter Carnival program. Late Night Pow Wow, a winner of eight straight races and 10 of 11 lifetime, shipped from West Virginia to Maryland to work over the track prior to victories in the Willa On the Move last November to cap her 2018 season and the Jan. 12 What A Summer in her 4-year-old debut.

Minor League baseball: The Frederick Keys will hold national anthem auditions March 6 from 4-8 p.m. Auditions are slated to take place at the FSK Mall in Center Court. Individuals or groups who want to participate in this year's auditions must pre-register by visiting National anthem forms must be submitted to Sarah Kleinhans by email, mail or fax by March 5. To email a form or for any additional questions, email or call 301-815-9917.

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