John Wall had 29 points and 13 assists, scoring Washington's final four points in the last 32 seconds as the surging Wizards beat the host Knicks, 113-110, on Thursday night.
Otto Porter Jr. made six 3-pointers for the second straight night and added 23 points, but Washington needed big plays from Wall down the stretch to win its fourth in a row.
He made two free throws to put the Wizards back on top after New York had rallied to take a 110-109 lead, then rebounded a miss by Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) and left all the Knicks in his dust as he raced down the floor for a dunk with 13.7 seconds to play.
Anthony finished with 34 points, but Wall stole the ball from Brandon Jennings to prevent New York from attempting a 3-pointer that could have tied it.
Bam named Terps field hockey assistant
Katie (O'Donnell) Bam, a two-time Olympian and four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American at Maryland, was named an assistant field hockey coach at her alma mater Thursday. Bam played for the Terps from 2007 through 2010, leading them to the 2008 and 2010 NCAA championships, as well as three Atlantic Coast Conference titles. She was ACC Player of the Year four times and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player twice. Bam started her coaching career at Maryland in 2012 as a student assistant.
NHL: Andre Burakovsky, T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Capitals to a 7-3 victory over the Blues.
Jay Beagle, Brett Connolly, Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams also scored, and Alex Ovechkin and Daniel Winnik each had two assists to help Washington earn at least a point in its 12th straight game (10-0-2) for an NHL-best 66 points.
Braden Holtby bounced back from his roughest outing of the season with 22 saves. He was pulled Monday after giving up a season-high five goals on 26 shots in an 8-7 overtime loss at Pittsburgh. He improved to 22-8-4 and 5-0 lifetime against St. Louis.
Alexander Steen scored twice and Jaden Schwartz had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who have lost their past three against the Capitals. St. Louis has lost five of its past seven at home.
Men's college lacrosse: Attackman Ian Kirby is no longer enrolled at Towson, an athletic department spokesman confirmed to Inside Lacrosse. As a redshirt freshman last season, Kirby appeared in 19 games, scoring 12 goals and recording four assists. ... CCBC-Essex will hold its annual Meet the Team Night on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Wellness and Athletics Center. For additional information, go to ccbcessexknights.com.
College football: The Eastern College Athletic Conference named Johns Hopkins its Division III Team of the Year. The Blue Jays were 11-1, won their eighth-straight Centennial Conference championships and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
College baseball: Salisbury is ranked No. 24 in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA preseason Top 25.
Women's college volleyball: Eric Arriaga was named an assistant coach at Loyola Maryland. A 2015 Stanford graduate, he spent 2016 in a similar role at George Mason.
Arena Football League: The yet-to-be-named Baltimore team announced three more signings: wide receiver Marcus Harris, who played for the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013, spent time with the Detroit Lions and New York Giants, and attended Murray State; defensive lineman Khreem Smith, who played last season with the Jacksonville Sharks, spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, and won the Grey Cup with the Canadian Football League's BC Lions; and defensive back Qumain Black, who played last season with the L.A. KISS, spent time with the Chicago Bears, and attended East Central.
Varsity girls soccer: Century's Sara Figuly received the National Federation of State High School Coaches Associations Coach of the Year award and NFHS Mideast Sectional Coach of the Year honor. The Knights are 61-10 the past four years under Figuly and have won five straight Carroll County titles and the Class 2A state championship in 2013. She's coached Century for 13 seasons.
— Megan Woodward, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Lacrosse: US Lacrosse announced the lineup of speakers for the US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest, held today to Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Ohio State's Nick Myers, Brown's Mike Daly, Towson's Shawn Nadelen (Towson) and Stevenson's Tim Puls are among those men's coaches speaking, while Georgetown's Ricky Fried, Penn State's Missy Doherty, Maryland's Cathy Reese and Johns Hopkins' Janine Tucker highlight the women's coaches.
Varsity boys basketball: A revised schedule has been released for the third and final day of the 21st Basketball Academy, which was originally planned for last Saturday but moved to Saturday because of inclement weather. The schedule has been changed a second time with some of the boys games moving to Jan. 28 at Lake Clifton. To see the schedule, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
— Glenn Graham
More: Visiting Green Street Academy (8-5) tied the game late in the fourth quarter, but Edmondson (9-3) pulled away for a 74-61 win. Teon Gardner scored 25 points for the Red Storm.
Varsity girls basketball: Breanna Humbles scored 14 points to lead host Edgewood (8-4) to a 53-34 victory over Bohemia Manor (10-5). Cheyenne Ferguson and Tahjae Williams scored nine points and Bianca Tucker had eight points for Edgewood. ... Brianna Yadlosky (12 points) scored with 1.6 seconds left as Perryville (3-5) earned a 54-53 victory over host Joppatowne (4-8).