Digest: UMBC women use second-half surge to beat Vermont, 64-52
Te’yJah Oliver scored a game-high 20 points and visiting UMBC outscored Vermont 36-22 in the second half for 64-52 victory. Taylor McCarley added 14 points and a career-best 12 assists and Pandora Wilson scored 14 points for the Retrievers (13-12, 8-4 America East Conference), who have won eight of their past nine games. Hanna Crymble led the Catamounts (7-18, 4-9) with 15 points.
More women’s college basketball: Marlena Tremba scored 17 points and host William & Mary (16-8, 6-7 Colonial Athletic Association) outscored Towson 21-11 in the fourth quarter for a 68-55 victory. Mary Cuevas led the Tigers (11-13, 4-9) with 12 points and eight rebounds. Raven Bankston had 11 points and Sianni Martin 10 for Towson, which made just two of 14 3-point attempts. The Eastern College Athletic Conference named Stevenson senior forward Sara Tarbert the Division III South Region Player of the Week. … Harford Community College (22-2) stayed at No. 14 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll. … Maryland senior guard Kristen Confroy was selected to the Academic All-District 2 first team by CoSIDA. Majoring in physiology/neurobiology, she has a 3.80 GPA. Honored in Division III were Frostburg State senior Kirsten Rayner and Tarbert.
Jenna Collins’ 5 goals not enough for Navy
Despite a career-best five goals from junior Jenna Collins (River Hill), the visiting Navy women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 10 Duke, 20-12, on Sunday. “A mixture of uncharacteristic turnovers and a failure to connect on crucial scoring opportunities were two keys to our loss today,” Navy coach Cindy Timchal said. “Give credit to Duke for their constant pressure on both ends of the field and taking advantage of our mistakes throughout the game.” Attacker Hayley Shaffer led the Blue Devils (3-0) with four goals. Underclassmen combined for six points on five goals and one assist for the Mids (1-1). Freshmen Annalise Heyward (two goals) and Kelly Larkin (one goal, one assist) each had two points, while sophomore Meg O’Donnell scored twice.
More women: Katie Macleay scored with 5:05 left in overtime to lift host Colorado to an 11-10 win over No. 9 Northwestern (2-1). Miranda Stinson led the Buffaloes (1-0) with three goals, while Macleay and Darby Kiernan each had two. Christina Esposito scored four goals for the Wildcats. Kendra Lanuza scored four goals to lead visiting Denver to a 10-7 win over No. 12 Stanford (1-1). Julia Feiss (Bryn Mawr) added three goals for the Pioneers (3-0), who started the game on a 5-1 run.
Men: No. 10 Duke outscored visiting Cleveland State 10-1 in the second half for a 22-7 win over the Vikings, who are playing their first season in Division I. Jack Bruckner had five goals and Justin Guterding added four goals and six assists for the Blue Devils (2-1), who outshot Cleveland State 42-27. Danny Tesler and Jake Lewis each had two goals for the Vikings (0-2).
Beal sues former landlord over damage claims
Bradley Beal filed a lawsuit earlier this month against his former landlord for a home he rented in Rockville, according to a court document posted by a sports-law website. The Washington Wizards guard is seeking approximately $700,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, citing an illegally requested and handled security deposit, plus the landlord’s own demand that Beal pay him over $87,000 for alleged damages to the property. The lawsuit names Chopra Family Real Estate LLC, a Rockville-based company, and Rakesh Chopra specifically, and it accuses the defendants of violating several sections of Maryland real estate code, plus intentional misrepresentation and breach of lease. Attempts by The Washington Post to reach Chopra were unsuccessful.
Des Bieler, The Washington Post
Major League Soccer: Barring last-minute complications, the five-member D.C. Zoning Commission will grant final approval Thursday to a public-private project for a new stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, adjacent to Fort McNair and three blocks from Nationals Park. With permission granted, United would have the green light to begin applying for building permits Friday and commence construction in earnest within weeks. A formal groundbreaking involving city, team and league officials would mark the occasion at the end of the month. The organization is aiming to open the 20,000-capacity stadium in June 2018. United is deep in talks involving stadium naming rights, president of business operations Tom Hunt said, and a deal could be in place this summer. D.C. United plan to offer a contract to Maxim Tissot, a Canadian national team member who piqued the club’s interest last summer and accepted an invitation to training camp this winter. Tissot, 24, appeared in 44 regular-season matches over four years for the Montreal Impact before being waived in the middle of the 2016 campaign. He completed the year with the second-tier Ottawa Fury.
Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Men’s college basketball: UMBC sophomore forward Joe Sherburne was selected to the Academic All-District 2 first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Majoring in financial economics, he has a 4.00 GPA. Honored in the Division III were Johns Hopkins graduate students Sam Gordon and Austin Vasiliadis, and Frostburg State junior Tyler Michael.
College wrestling: No. 2 Penn State (13-0, 9-0) won nine matches, five by pins, for a 45-6 win over visiting Maryland (2-14, 0-9) to clinch the Big Ten dual meet championship. The Terps‘ lone win came in the 133-pound weight class, in which redshirt senior Billy Rappo earned a second period fall over Tristan Law. Maryland will wrestle its final duals of the season Saturday, when it faces Drexel and Rider on the road.
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