Digest: Blast get revenge against Wave, 5-2

Goalie William Vanzela made 13 saves as the Blast avenged a 7-2 loss to the Wave on Jan. 21 by beating Milwaukee, 5-2, on Saturday night before an announced 9,722 at Royal Farms Arena.

The Blast, in first place in the Eastern Division of the Major Arena Soccer League, improved to 10-5; the Wave fell to 10-6.


Lucas Roque had a goal and an assist in the victory, and Andrew Hoxie, Juan Pereira, Geaton Caltabiano and Vinicius Dantas also scored.

The Blast will host the Syracuse Silver Knights (6-8) on Feb. 17 at 7:35 p.m.


Women's college basketball: Taylor McCarley scored 21 points, including the go-ahead layup with 45 seconds left, to lift host UMBC (11-12, 6-4 America East) to a 66-62 victory over Maine (12-13, 5-5). Laura Castaldo added 12 points for the Retrievers. ... Sarita Condie had a game-high 19 points, but host Navy (16-6, 9-2 Patriot League) fell, 69-61, to Colgate (8-14, 5-6), ending a nine-game winning streak. ... Stephanie Karcz scored a career-high 23 points but visiting Loyola Maryland (9-13, 5-6 Patriot League) fell, 67-48, to Army West Point (16-6, 7-4). Karcz added a game-high five steals for the GreyhoundsLauren Daugherty . Madison Hovren had 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Black Knights. ... Mikal Johnson scored 16 points to lead host Mount St. Mary's (7-15, 5-6 Northeast Conference) to an 81-66 victory against Central Connecticut State (8-14, 7-4). Juliette Lawless Ashlee White Alexis Carter (Kayla Agentowicz Caroline Hummell ... Braennan Farrar and Ivy Harrington each scored eight points to help host Morgan State (3-19, 1-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 44-42 win over North Carolina Central (3-16, 2-5). Kierona Martin ... Redshirt junior guard Genesis Lucas had 20 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals as Coppin State (5-16, 5-4 MEAC) earned a 55-49 road win over UMES (9-11, 3-6).

Varsity boys basketball: Noah Locke (14 points) hit a 50-foot shot at the buzzer for No. 6 McDonogh, but the game wasn't close enough for it to make a difference.

No. 12 Woodlawn (15-3) hung on to win, 53-50, at the Power Move Winter Showcase at Poly on Saturday.

The Eagles fell to 16-8.

The Warriors ran an aggressive man-to-man defense with someone "always on Locke," according to Woodlawn coach Bobby Richardson.

Richardson said he was so excited after the win that "I'm not even sure if my family was there."

He said it was a one-possession game for most of the contest until the Warriors went up 53-47 with less than a minute to go.

Richardson praised the play of Christion Wright (eight points) and Juwan Lane (14).


Fishing: David Sikorski was named executive director of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. Sikorski is a member of the Striped Bass and Atlantic Menhaden Advisory Panels for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is the chairman of the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission to Maryland DNR. He has volunteered with CCA Maryland for more than a decade and is chairman of its government relations committee.

NFL: The Washington Redskins will hire Torrian Gray to become their defensive backs coach, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday. Gray spent last season coaching defensive backs for the Florida Gators. Before that, the 42-year-old spent 10 years at Virginia Tech serving as a defensive secondary coach and a passing game coordinator. Gray mentored Redskins cornerback and Baltimore native Kendall Fuller, a second-team All-America in 2014 who was chosen by Washington in the third round of the 2016 draft.

Master Tesfatsion and Mike Jones, The Washington Post

WNBA: The Washington Mystics re-signed guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, who has averaged 5.9 points the past four years with the team.

Short-track figure skating: Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) just missed the 1,500-meter B final at the World Cup Dresden in Germany. He finished fifth in his semifinal heat with a time of 2 minutes, 14.806 seconds.