December 08, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

College basketball

Terps women in Top 25 for first time this season

After being a stalwart in the Top 25 during the past five years, Maryland made its first appearance of the season in the Associated Press women's poll on Monday, entering at No. 25. The Terps, who have five freshmen and four sophomores, are 8-1, with their lone loss coming in their only road game, at Mississippi State. "The schedule was built so we could slowly get our feet wet and be able to put in a lot of different rotations and combinations," coach Brenda Frese said. "We feel like we have enough powerhouses in the league once we get there."

Monday night: : A balanced scoring effort led the host Towson women to a 59-48 win over Bucknell in nonconference action. Towson (4-4) won its second straight as Simona Petronyte recorded a career-high nine assists. Katrina Wheeler led the Tigers with 13 points.... Iona forward Kristina Ford hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.7 seconds left to lift the Gaels to a 53-50 victory over host UMES. Amber Cook paced the Hawks with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists.Men: : Navy senior guard Chris Harris was named the Patriot League Player of the Week for the second straight time. ... UMBC freshman wing Shawn Grant was named America East Rookie of the Week. ... St. Mary's senior guard Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Bowie State senior Duke Crews was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, and Darrell Brooks was named Coach of the Week. ... Salisbury senior guard Greg Palmer was named Pride of Maryland Player of the Week.


MASN to launch MASN2 HD; all games will be in high-def

MASN, the television home of the Orioles and Washington Nationals, will start a high-definition overflow channel beginning in the spring of 2010, the network announced. The launch of MASN2 HD will allow the network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game live and in high-def throughout the season. The majority of MASN's cable and satellite affiliates will be prepared to carry the channel for the 2010 season throughout the network's seven-state television territory.


Charity Tennis Challenge auction is set for tonight

Pam Shriver's 24th annual Charity Tennis Challenge that benefits children's charities will begin its fundraising festivities tonight at the Let it Rip Reception & Auction at the Tremont Grand hotel at 6:30 p.m. The evening is to be highlighted by a live performance by the Bryan Bros. Band, featuring the World No. 1 doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan. The dress is business casual, and tickets are available to the general public. For information, call the event's ticket office at 410-296-2929. Tickets are also available for Wednesday night's Tennis Challenge, which will feature former World No. 1's John McEnroe and Lindsay Davenport, rising stars John Isner and Melanie Oudin, as well as Orioles pitchers Jeremy Guthrie and Brad Bergesen and the Bryans.

Et cetera

Calvert Hall baseball field named best in nation

The National High School Baseball Coaches Association selected Calvert Hall's Carlo Crispino Stadium as the 2009 BCA/Profile National High School Field of the Year on Friday. Calvert Hall, the District 2 Field of the Year Award winner, was one of eight schools representing districts across the country eligible for the award.

College bowling: : UMES moved up to No. 2 in the National Tenpins Coaches Association women's poll. Vanderbilt took over the top spot from Nebraska.

College wrestling: : Third-ranked Hudson Taylor won five matches, including three by pinfall, to take the 197-pound title Sunday at the Penn State Open and become the winningest wrestler in Maryland history with 140victories.

Capitals: : Centers Nicklas Backstrom was named the NHL's First Star of the Week after he accumulated four goals and five assists in Washington's three victories.

Mariners: : The American Indoor Football Association team signed ex-Shepherd offensive lineman James Violand (Oakland Mills).

Basketball: : The NYC Thunder defeated the Maryland Marvels, 95-83, on Saturday at the Severn School. Anthony Breland led the Marvels with 15 points and six rebounds.

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