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Digest (Feb. 23): Perry Hall Christian's Sam DeIaco scores 1,000th career point

Varsity girls basketball: Maryland School for the Deaf beat Perry Hall Christian, 47-37, in the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference championship at Annapolis Area Christian School. Sam DeIaco had 13 points, including her 1,000th career point for the Panthers (23-2). The only two losses Perry Hall Christian suffered were to the Orioles.

Men's college basketball: Sophomore Buzz Anthony (Archbishop Spalding), the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year, scored a career-high 31 points, including going 7-for-8 from the free throw-line in the final 37 seconds, as fifth-ranked and top-seeded Randolph-Macon defeated No. 5 Washington and Lee, 65-57, in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament to advance to today's finals and extend its win streak to 12. ... Host and sixth-ranked Swarthmore beat Johns Hopkins, 79-61, in the Centennial Conference title game.

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Women's college basketball: Bowie State closed the regular season by blasting Elizabeth City, 68-46. Bowie State (22-4, 14-3 CIAA, 7-3 North) was led by Pere Alexander and Kyaja Williams with 16 and 15 points respectively.

Women's college golf: Maryland sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai was named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week. Olankitkunchai (Bangkok, Thailand) shared the honor with Michigan 's Ashley Kim. Olankitkunchai led the Terps with a final score of 211 (71-73-67) five strokes under Tuesday in the Moon Golf Invitational at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla. She finished tied for fifth place out of 90 participants for her fourth top-six finish this year.

Journalism: The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism launched a fundraising campaign to establish the Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism. George Solomon, founding director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the college, has worked with the Povich family for more than a decade to make the center a national leader in sports journalism education. Solomon will retire after the spring 2020 semester. The new chair will assume directorship of the Povich Center, named for legendary Washington Post sports writer and columnist Shirley Povich. The Povich family has agreed to contribute $1 million toward the endowed chair position if Merrill College first raises $500,000 from alumni and friends. The college has set a goal of raising $100,000 on March 6, the university's annual Giving Day. To donate, go to go.umd.edu/SolomonChair on March 6.

From Sun staff and news services

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