Blast stay perfect on season with 22-6 rout of Comets

Dupree, Philmore score 27 each to lead Towson men past La Salle in OT, 93-90

December 30, 2010|By Sports Digest

Indoor soccer

Blast stay perfect on season with 22-6 rout of Comets

Pat Healey scored four goals and the Baltimore Blast improved to 5-0 with a 22-6 victory over the host Missouri Comets on Wednesday night. The Comets struck first three minutes into the game when Byron Alvarez knocked in a power-play goal to give Missouri an early 2-0 lead. Healey tied the game at 2 at the 5:17 mark, and the Blast dominated the remaining 54:43 as six different players scored goals and Sagu stopped 23 of the 26 shots he faced. Max Ferdinand, Robbie Aristodemo and Machel Millwood scored after Healey in the first quarter, putting the Blast on top, 8-2, and giving Baltimore four goals in a span of six minutes and five seconds. Millwood and Healey scored their second goals of the night, and Lucio Gonzaga added a goal to give the Blast a 14-4 halftime lead.

Et cetera

Dupree, Philmore lead Towson past La Salle in OT, 93-90

Maryland transfer Braxton Dupree (Calvert Hall) and Isaiah Philmore (John Carroll) each scored 27 points and visiting Towson beat La Salle in overtime, 93-90. Josh Brown hit two buzzer-beating 3-pointers, one at halftime and another to force overtime for the Tigers (4-7), who halted a two-game losing streak. The Explorers fell to 6-7.

More men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's (3-11) rallied from a five-point deficit with 1:33 left to force overtime but fell in the extra period to host Vermont, 68-61. David Golladay hit a jumper to cut Vermont's lead to 55-54 before the Catamounts (9-3) went on a 9-0 run to seal the win. … UMBC men's basketball coach Randy Monroe has been suspended for one game and will not direct the Retrievers when they host Niagara University tonight at 7. Monroe is being suspended for inappropriate behavior toward game officials during UMBC's contest at Morgan State on Dec. 18. Assistant coach Aki Thomas will serve as acting head coach for the non-conference contest vs. Niagara. … Mount St. Mary's coach Robert Burke announced that senior guard Jean Cajou has returned to the team. Cajou, named to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-Defensive Team last season, averaged 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 2009-10. The 6-3 guard has averaged 9.8 points in 98 career games for the Mountaineers. The 2008 Northeast Conference tournament Most Valuable Player has 963 career points with 323 rebounds, 169 assists and 115 3-pointers made at the Mount.

Women's college basketball: Mary Silvia scored 17 points and Alex Hall converted a fast-break layup with 1:02 left to lead Hartford over host Coppin State, 49-48. Jaleah Holsey knocked down a 3-pointer that brought the Eagles (2-8) within 47-46 with 2:42 to play, but they got no closer than one point. Hartford improved to 3-10. … Dovile Miliauskaite used her third double double of the season to help Towson beat Delaware State, 55-41. The Tigers (6-5) got 18 points apiece from Miliauskaite and Sheree Ledbetter (Southside Academy) in the victory. … Loyola fell to UMBC, 60-57. Michelle Kurowski had 18 points for the Retrievers (6-7) and Miriamj McKenzie had 18 for the Greyhounds (3-8). … Brittany Dodson scored 26 points and Morgan State (6-5) went on 12-6 run in overtime to beat George Washington, 70-66, at the Miami Holiday Classic. The Colonials fell to 5-8.

Women's college lacrosse: Nine players, including five from the Baltimore area, have signed national letters of intent to play for UMBC in the 2012 season. The players are: midfielder/attack Abby Wilson (Fallston), defender Alyssa Blevins (C. Milton Wright), defender Rachel Neff (C. Milton Wright), defender Lexi Bristow (Broadneck), midfielder/defender Courtney Thompson (South River), goalie Anna Barnett, attack/midfielder Michaela Guerrera, attack/midfielder Jordan Lyons and attack/midfielder Michelle Platz.

Andrew Gordon Keith Aucoin

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