Men's college basketball
Andrey Semenov scored 20 points and Rayshawn Goins had a double double to lead James Madison to a 99-68 victory over visiting Towson on Wednesday night. Goins had 16 points and 10rebounds for his fifth double double of the season as the Dukes (12-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won their sixth consecutive game. They also improved to 7-0 at home this season. James Madison shot 59.1 percent from the field (13-for-22) in the first half and improved that to 71 percent in the second (22-for-31) to finish at 66 percent for the game. The Dukes also shot 57.1 percent from the 3-point line (12-for-21) and 85 percent from the foul line (17-for-20).Rashawn Polk led Towson (4-9, 0-3) with 20 points. Josh Brown added 18 points, and Isaiah Philmore had 11.
Division III men: E.J. Willis (14 points) hit a 3-pointer with 1:51 left to put host Mary Washington (10-2, 4-0 Capital Athletic Conference) ahead to stay in an 80-75 victory over Salisbury (6-7, 1-3). … Tyler Snoots had 22 points and 22 rebounds to power visiting Hood (7-5, 3-2 CAC) to a 76-53 win over Stevenson (4-9, 1-4). … Maurice Williams had 15 points in a losing effort as visiting Frostburg State (6-8, 1-4 CAC) fell, 68-62, to Wesley (7-6, 3-1). … James Davenport and Kyle Jarczynski each scored 11 points and visiting St. Mary's (10-3, 4-0 CAC) won, 74-65, over Marymount (2-11, 0-5).
Women's college basketball
Savannah State runs away from UMES in second half
Ezinne Kalu had 18 points as host Savannah State (8-8) broke a halftime tie and rolled to a 71-50 victory over UMES (2-9). Amber Cook had 16points for the Hawks, who were outscored 38-18 in the paint.
Division I honor: Loyola sophomore guard Katie Sheahin was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week after she averaged 17.0 points, 6.5 assists, five rebounds and five steals.
Division III: Maame Amponsah hit a layup with six seconds left to give host Marymount (6-5, 4-1 CAC) a 57-56 win against St. Mary's (7-5, 3-1). Jamie Roberts finished with 19 points for the Seahawks. … Host Mary Washington (7-5, 3-1 CAC) cruised to a 74-52 victory over Salisbury (4-8, 2-2). Latisha Pledger recorded her third double double of the season (11 points, 14 rebounds) for host Washington College (3-7, 1-4 Centennial), which lost, 64-53, to Franklin & Marshall (6-5, 4-2). … Briana White scored 16 points and Allyson Lethbridge had 15 to power visiting Hood (5-6, 1-4 CAC) to a 62-45 win against Stevenson (0-11, 0-5). … Elaina Hummel scored 26 points and Frostburg State (5-9, 2-3 CAC) shot 66.7 from 3-point range (14-for-21) to earn a 75-61 win against host Wesley. … Cara Thompson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for visiting McDaniel (2-8, 2-5 Centennial Conference), which won, 53-50, over Ursinus (8-3, 5-2). … Lyndsay Burton had 15 points and Johns Hopkins (9-1, 6-0 Centennial) held Bryn Mawr (0-10, 0-7) to six points in the second half of a 78-22 victory.
Sports Legends sets viewing of 'Band That Wouldn't Die'
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a roundtable discussion Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. with producers and contributors of the ESPN "30 for 30" documentary "The Band That Wouldn't Die." After a viewing of the documentary, producers Lee Bonner and Stan Flint, Baltimore's Marching Ravens president John Ziemann and journalist/author Michael Olesker will share their experiences related to Barry Levinson's film about the band's links to the Baltimore Colts and its role as musical ambassadors for the city. The program is free with the price of admission, and the museum is offering a half-price ticket discount through the month of January in honor of the Ravens' third consecutive NFL playoff appearance. "The Band That Wouldn't Die" DVD is available at the Sports Legends Museum Store and includes bonus features, such as excerpts from Levinson and Robert Irsay's memorable 1984 news conference.
Capitals' Ovechkin honored by Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was presented with the inaugural Advocate for Youth Award by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. He received the honor from Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. at An Evening with the Great Eights, a fundraising event for underserved youth at the Park Hyatt in Washington. Ovechkin was given the award for his work in the community to serve children in need. Money raised at the event is benefiting the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which serves at-risk youth across the United States, and the Friends of Fort DuPont Ice Rink in Washington. A portion of the money raised will also be used to support the Dynamo Youth Hockey and Dynamo Youth Basketball programs in Ovechkin's native country of Russia. "Cal Ripken is a hero for fans and kids everywhere," Ovechkin said. "It's an honor to be recognized by him and the foundation."
NBA: Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee will be joined by Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings in the Slam Dunk Contest Feb.19 in Los Angeles during All-Star Weekend. McGee is the Wizards' first dunk contestant. Among NBA players with at least 50dunks this season, he ranks second with 3.13dunks per 48 minutes of play. … Washington waived guard Lester Hudson for the second time this season.
Men's college lacrosse: Washington College named senior midfielders Doug Herdegen (Archbishop Curley) and Shane Kaski, junior defender Bryan Botti (Hereford) and junior attackman Billy Stafford (Hereford) captains.
Women's college lacrosse: Goucher named senior defenders Sara Miller (Dulaney) and Melissa Zimmerman captains.
—From Sun staff and news services