Terps running back Scott to play in East-West Shrine Game

Towson Catholic's Johnson gets 50th win as Princeton men beat Towson, 75-65

December 23, 2010|By Sports Digest

Jurisprudence

Gallo sentenced to 51 years to life for Adenhart's death

The young motorist convicted of murder for driving drunk in the car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart of Williamsport was sentenced to 51 years to life on Wednesday. Prosecutors said they sought the maximum term for Andrew Gallo, 24, because the pitcher and two other people died in the crash and his blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. Gallo was on probation for a previous drunken-driving offense at the time. A jury in September convicted Gallo on three counts of second-degree murder for causing the April 9, 2009, wreck, which took Adenhart's life just hours after he threw six shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics. The 22-year-old rising star for the Angels made his major league baseball debut in 2008 and pitched three games that season. Also killed were Adenhart's girlfriend, Courtney Stewart, 20, and his friend Henry Pearson, 25. Jon Wilhite, 24, the fourth person in the Mitsubishi Eclipse that was carrying Adenhart, narrowly survived the crash but had to have his skull reattached to his spinal column. Adenhart's parents live outside California and did not attend the sentencing, but in a letter read in court they said the crash left them with a hole in their lives. Some of the victims' families said Gallo smirked when the jury verdicts were read in September. But at the sentencing hearing on Wednesday he apologized, and tried to explain his demeanor during the trial. "I know at times I had a look on my face," he said. "It's because I have so much hatred for myself and no one else. I would never look at the families with disrespect."

Maaco bowl

No. 10 Boise State rebounds to rout No. 20 Utah, 26-3

Doug Martin shook Boise State out of its brief postseason funk with an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the 10th-ranked Broncos dominated the rest of the way to beat No. 20 Utah, 26-3, in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas. Boise State had turned the ball over three times and was trailing, 3-0, when Martin went up the middle and outran Utah defenders down the left side to give the Broncos a much-needed spark. From there, Boise State's defense shut the Utes out and Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes as the Broncos cruised to an easy win.

Maryland

Running back Scott to play in East-West Shrine Game

Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott has accepted an invitation to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game, the longest-running college football all-star game. The game will be held Jan. 22 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., at 4 p.m. It will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

Women's soccer: Coach Brian Pensky has been named the Women's Coach of the Year by Soccer America, becoming the first Maryland women's soccer coach to be selected for a national award. "To be recognized on a list with the previous winners is very humbling," Pensky said. "And I'm even more fortunate to be able to coach great players. Coaches never win awards like this without being surrounded by great players." Pensky, who just completed his sixth year at the helm of the Terrapin program and was the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, guided the Terps to their first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and a berth in the ACC tournament finals. Maryland ranked as high as No. 3 in the Soccer America rankings during the season and finished with an 18-2-3 record for a winning percentage of .848, which is the highest in Maryland history. Pensky's Terps went undefeated against non-conference opponents for the second straight season. Maryland also defeated three top 10 teams during the 2010 season, including the program's first-ever victory over then-No. 2 North Carolina.

College basketball

Johnson gets 50th win as Princeton men beat Towson

Princeton (9-3) ran out to a 9-2 lead and never trailed, beating host Towson, 75-65, on Wednesday. Princeton coach Sydney Johnson (Towson Catholic) collected his 50th win at the school. Isiah Philmore (John Carroll) led all scorers with 18 points for Towson (3-7), which has lost two straight. Princeton has won seven straight.

More men: Mike Phillips gave host Howard its first lead with 48.5 seconds left and sank a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to lift the Bison (2-8) over Loyola, 69-65. Justin Drummond led the Greyhounds (4-7) with 17 points. … Tim Ambromaitis had 21 points and 11 rebounds to power host No. 22 Notre Dame past UMBC, 93-53. Chris De La Rosa led the Retrievers (0-12) with 15 points. Justin Fry hit a 3-pointer with 16:20 left in the first half to tie the score at 8 before the Fighting Irish went on a 14-4 run. … Jordan Sugars had a game-high 21 points in a losing effort as Navy fell to Elon, 73-58. The Phoenix (5-7) was led by Drew Spradlin (14 points) and Chris Long (13). Elon's largest lead was 15.

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