Ex-Mount St. Mary's hoops star Sullivan dead at 75

September 18, 2010|By Sports Digest

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Former Mount St. Mary's men's basketball star Jack Sullivan, the school's all-time leading scorer, died Thursday night, the school announced. He was 75. Sullivan, whose No. 32 was retired by the Mount in 2007, scored 2,672 points in his career. He averaged 25.4 points and 11.6 rebounds from 1953 to 1957. A 6-foot-4 forward, Sullivan holds 11 career and single-season records at Mount St. Mary's. As a senior, he scored a school-record 1,070 points, averaging 33.4 points and 10.9rebounds while leading the Mount to a 27-5 record and a spot in the NCAA College Division Final Four. He scored 185 points in five games in the tournament to set the Division II tournament record for most points. Sullivan's school records for career points scored, scoring average, field goals made (993), free throws made (686) and free throws attempted (961) still stand. He holds single-season records in points (1,070), scoring average (33.4), field goals made (402), field goals attempted (787), free throws made (266) and free throws attempted (367). Sullivan is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his six children and 17 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending.

Women's soccer: Anastasia Abid, Hannah Morse, Carissa Youker and Paloma Perez scored goals as Navy (4-4-1) beat host Virginia Military Institute (1-7-0), 4-0. … Senior defender Melissa Gomes (John Carroll) scored a goal for Towson, but the Tigers (3-3-2) lost, 2-1, to Charlotte (5-2-0) in the opening game of the Villanova Classic at Villanova.

Field hockey: Junior midfielder Gussie Reilly scored two goals, and senior attacker Danielle Rosato and junior attacker Emily Trees added goals as Washington College (3-2) got a 4-1 victory over host Muhlenberg (0-5) in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams. Sophomore midfielder Kristen Wille had an assist for the Shorewomen, and senior goalkeeper Shannon Davis (Liberty) made three saves.

Women's volleyball: Freshman Kaveingna Lea'Aetoa had 10 kills and hit .350 to lead UMES to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16) victory over Howard in the opening match of the Kristin Dickmann Memorial Tournament at Navy's Wesley A. Brown Field House.

College football: Russell Wilson threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, and North Carolina State (1-2) earned a 30-19 victory over visiting Cincinnati (1-2) to improve to 3-0 for the first time in eight years.

Et cetera

Storm wins WNBA crown; McCoughtry's 35 not enough

The Seattle Storm beat the host Atlanta Dream, 87-84, on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep in the WNBA Finals and an undefeated march through the postseason. Swin Cash led a balanced Seattle offense with 18 points as the Storm overcame 35 points by Atlanta second-year pro Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances). Seattle won each of its seven postseason games for its second WNBA title. The Storm also won the 2004 championship. McCoughtry, who set a WNBA playoff record with 42 points in the Dream's Eastern Conference finals clinching win over the New York Liberty, tried to rally Atlanta with nine points in the final 2:30. But McCoughtry and Coco Miller missed 3-pointers in the final six seconds, setting off a celebration by Seattle's players.

NBA: The New Orleans Hornets signed guard D.J. Strawberry, a former Maryland standout, and center Darryl Watkins. Strawberry spent last season in the NBA Development League. He was taken in the second round of the 2007 draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Soccer: Johns Hopkins' Blue Jay Soccer Clinic for Boys is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the university's Homewood Field. The clinic, for boys in grades 10 through 12, includes a training session working with limited touches and combo play, a separate goalkeeper training session and two eight-versus-eight training sessions, with the second progressing to an 11 versus 11. For more information, call 410-516-5099 or visit hopkinssports.com for an application.

Golf: First-day leader Mike Occi, from Cattail Creek Country Club, struggled to a 2-over-par 74 and a 36-hole total of 141, but it was enough to capture the 82nd Senior Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park. He held off perennial contenders Marty West of Columbia CC (73-70—143), and Bobby Morris of Congressional CC (70-75—145). Michael Weiner of Hayfields CC placed fourth, at 71-75—146.

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