December 17, 2009

College basketball

SI names Terps' 2006 victory decade's best women's game

Maryland's 2006 national championship victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Duke was named the best women's basketball game in the past 10 years by Sports Illustrated. The Terps rallied and forced overtime when Kristi Toliver made a 3-pointer over the outstretched hand of 6-foot-7 center Alison Bales. Toliver made two free throws with 35 seconds left in overtime, then got two free throws from fellow freshman Marissa Coleman to cap off the 78-75 victory. Maryland's comeback from 13 points down with less than 15 minutes remaining tied for the second largest in championship game history. It was also just the second time the NCAA crown was decided in overtime.

Wednesday night: : Corin Adams had 14 points in a losing effort as Morgan State lost to host American, 59-45. Michelle Kirk had a game-high 20 points for the Eagles (5-4). The Bears (3-6) trailed 30-17 at halftime.


Koci's hit on Green riles Caps; 'Throw the book at him'

The Washington Capitals were happy with an easy win Tuesday night, but they didn't leave Colorado in a good mood. Tomas Fleischmann scored two goals, Jos? Theodore stopped 27 shots and Washington routed the Colorado Avalanche, 6-1. Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Bradley had a goal and assist each, and Mike Knuble and David Steckel also scored. Kyle Wilson and Chris Clark both had two assists for the Capitals, who have won seven of nine. However, the Capitals were upset with Avalanche forward David Koci's hit on Mike Green late in the second period that knocked the defenseman out of the game. Koci checked Green into the glass behind the Washington net and received a boarding major and a game misconduct. He also drew the ire of Washington coach Bruce Boudreau. "Fifteen feet he saw Green's No. 52 and it didn't stop him one iota from hitting him in the back and going for the head," Boudreau said. "So I hope they throw the book at him. I've faced David Koci an awful lot, he might be a nice guy, I have no idea. I'm glad he's making a living, but if this is any other game, he gets on the ice for the first three minutes, he gets into his fight with the guy and then he sits at the end of the bench, so what good is he? It shows what we have to get rid of to have a good game."

Et cetera

Annapolis' Larson nominated for yachtsman award

Annapolis sailor Chris Larson, winner of this year's Melges 24 World Championship, is on US Sailing's list of 10 nominees for the 2009 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award. Larson, who was nominated for the award in 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2002 and won it in 1997, has a distinguished resume that includes America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race campaigns and eight other world championships. The Rolex award, established in 1961, is given to a man and woman for accomplishments in competitive sailing. Previous winners have included Dennis Conner, Ted Turner and Betsy Alison. The winners will be announced in mid-January and honored Feb. 26 during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan.

- Candus Thomson

College track and field: : UMES senior Saisha Woodward and freshman Marcus Brown were named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference track and field Athletes of the Week.

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