40-point effort by JMU's Bowles too much for Towson

Brawl at UMES-Bethune-Cookman women's game under review

February 16, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college basketball

40-point effort by JMU's Bowles too much for Towson

Denzel Bowles recorded the fifth 40-point game in Towson Center history to lead James Madison (19-9, 9-7) to a 72-61 Colonial Athletic Association conference victory over Towson (4-22, 0-16) on Tuesday night. Bowles scored 13 of the Dukes' first 18 points as James Madison took an 18-9 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Bowles, a senior, struck again as the Dukes held on to a 50-49 lead with less than nine minutes remaining. He scored 10 points during a five-minute stretch as JMU extended its lead to 62-57 with 4:14 left in the game. The Dukes, who beat the Tigers 99-68 last month, clinched the win by holding Towson without a basket for the final 5:13 of the game. Bowles' 40points were a career high. Isaiah Philmore (John Carroll) had 18 points for the Tigers, who lost their 15th in a row.

More Division I: John Holland scored 24points to lead host Boston University (15-13, 10-4 America East) to an 85-53 win over UMBC (5-22, 4-10). The Terriers won their fifth straight game and avenged the Retrievers' 71-67 win over Boston last month. Chris De La Rosa led UMBC with 11points.

Junior college: Seventh-ranked Baltimore City Community College advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference tournament by beating No. 10 Chesapeake College, 113-107. BCCC sophomore Micah Fraction had a career-high 46 points. .… No. 5 CCBC-Essex beat No. 12 Anne Arundel Community College, 74-71, in overtime. Sophomore guard Jordan Benson (Arundel) led the Knights with 23points, including five 3-pointers.

Monday's women's basketball

Brawl at UMES-Bethune- Cookman game under review

The NCAA and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference officials are reviewing game film and witness statements about a fight that broke out during the second half of UMES' game at Bethune-Cookman. It is unclear what sparked the altercation. Referees suspended action with 16:22 to play with the Wildcats leading 32-21 because of unsportsmanlike behavior on both sides. Both schools said Tuesday in written statements that they will wait to hear from the conference and NCAA before making further comments.

NFL

Redskins return man Banks receives tube in his chest

The injury that Washington Redskins kick-punt returner Brandon Banks suffered Saturday during a fight outside a Washington nightclub was more serious than the team and his agent had indicated. Banks remains hospitalized with a knife wound that was significant enough for doctors to insert a tube into his chest, his agent, James Gould, said. Redskins athletic trainer Larry Hess reported through a team spokesman Tony Wyllie that the chest tube was inserted to prevent Banks' left lung from collapsing. Gould originally described Banks' injury as "a superficial wound" and said he was on the verge of being released from the hospital. "He has a knife wound and a tube in his chest," Gould said. "And with that tube, he's had repeated X-rays. I do know that today's X-rays were good, so I'd expect him to be released very soon. There's no sense in rushing. Taking all of the necessary precautions is very important because knife wounds are dangerous."

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Et cetera

Forward Davies, D.C. United close to a contract

D.C. United is close to signing forward Charlie Davies, a former U.S. national team starter who overcame severe injuries suffered in a car accident 16 months ago in Northern Virginia. Barring last-minute complications, Davies, 24, will join the Major League Soccer club on a one-year loan from Sochaux, the French club that owns his contract, sources said.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Patrick McNeill from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Media: Former Washington Post sports reporter Leonard Shapiro was hired by Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, where he will serve as a regular contributor to CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com starting today.

Women's college soccer: Harford Community College sophomore forward Erin Lynn (Fallston) signed a national letter of intent with Louisiana-Lafayette. Lynn set a school record with 102 points in her two seasons at Harford.

Women's college track and field: McDaniel senior Lindsay Wilson (Seton Keough) was named the Centennial Conference Athlete of the Week. … Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior thrower Ja'Mar Watson (Glenelg) was named the Field Performer of the Meet at the Liberty League conference championships.

College baseball: Former UMES standout Ira Smith was placed on the ballot for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Smith was a back-to-back Division I batting champion in 1989 and 1990, when he hit .488 and .519, respectively.

—From Sun staff and news services

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