Virginia tops Morgan State in WNIT

Cavs get Loyola next

St. Mary's guard Franz earns Player of the Year honor

March 18, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college basketball

Virginia beats Morgan State in WNIT; Cavs get Loyola next

Morgan State (17-15) lost, 69-56, to Virginia (17-15) in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Thursday night in Charlottesville. The Bears' Brittany Dodson led all scorers with 18 points. The Cavaliers, who were led by Whitny Edwards and Ariana Moorer, with 11 and 10 points, respectively, will face Loyola in Sunday's second round at 4 p.m. Erin Hawkins hit a 3-pointer to give Morgan State a 3-0 lead before the Cavaliers went on an 11-0 run.

Men's college basketball

St. Mary's guard Franz earns Player of the Year honor

St. Mary's senior guard Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) was named Middle Atlantic Player of the Year by D3hoops.com. Franz, who averaged 15.5 points and led the Capital Athletic Conference in assists and steals, was named to the All-Middle Atlantic first team, and teammate Sam Burum, a center, made the second team. Seahawks center Christian MacAuley was Rookie of the Year.

College lacrosse

Wolf carries No. 7 Duke men past No. 9 UNC, 14-9

Jordan Wolf scored four goals to power visiting No. 7 Duke (5-2) to a 14-9 decision over No. 9 North Carolina (5-2). Duke took a 3-1 lead after the first quarter and strung together a 5-0 run over the first two quarters. Billy Bitter had a hat trick for the Tar Heels.

Women: Host California (5-3) used long offensive possessions and held Navy (8-2) to a season-low in goals to win, 13-6. Katrina Nietsch had three goals for Navy, which was outshot 26-15. … Allison Terry scored seven goals and Ashley Cumberland had four to hand host College of Notre Dame its first win of the season, 15-10 over West Virginia Wesleyan (0-4). The Gators (1-4) led 9-6 at the half.

Et cetera

Terps' Asper, Letts advance; Tigers' Budner 2nd in 500 free

Maryland wrestlers Josh Asper (Hereford) and Mike Letts won their second-round matches and advanced to today's quarterfinals at 165 and 174pounds, respectively, at the NCAA championships in Philadelphia. With 14.0 team points, the Terps are tied with Pittsburgh for 19th overall. The fourth-seeded Asper topped Boise State's Kurt Swartz, 14-3, in the first round and Stephen Burak of Penn, 6-2, in the second.

Women's college swimming: Towson senior Meredith Budner finished second in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division I championships in Austin, Texas, earning All-America honors for the second straight season. Bodner finished in 4 minutes, 34.56 seconds, which eclipsed the school and Colonial Athletic Association record that she set during the morning's preliminaries. Georgia's Allison Schmitt won in 4:34.20.

Women's college gymnastics: Towson senior Megan Wooden (Perry Hall) won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Coaches Choice award.

Women's college bowling: UMES senior Maria Rodriguez won her third straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year award and was joined on the All-MEAC first team by Hawks teammates Kristina Frahm, Martha Perez and Anggie Ramirez.

MLS: D.C. United central defender Perry Kitchen was called up to the U.S. Under-20 team. Kitchen, the third overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, was captain of the U.S. U-17 team.

NBA: The Washington Wizards signed 6-foot-5 swingman Othyus Jeffers from the NBA Development League's Iowa Energy to a 10-day contract.

Baseball: The Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball, first baseman Chris Marrero and outfielder Corey Brown to Triple-A Syracuse and reassigned catcher Derek Norris to Double-A Harrisburg. … Jane Leavy will discuss her book, "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood," at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on April 9 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

—From Sun staff and news services

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