Missouri junior guard English will test NBA waters

Big East honors Loyola's Gallagher and Gavin

April 05, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college basketball

Missouri junior guard English will test NBA waters

Missouri junior Kim English (Randallstown) announced Monday through a school spokesman that he plans to declare for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, giving him extra time to change his mind. English, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, led the Tigers in scoring as a sophomore, but his 14-point average in 2009-10 fell by four points this season. English rejected assertions that the draft announcement was related to Missouri's coaching uncertainty. The school is widely expected to hire Miami's Frank Haith. English took critics of the Haith reports to task on his Twitter feed. "Wow. Definitely disappointed in the response that some Mizzou fans are giving," he wrote Sunday night. On Monday, English added that "Haith will win at Missouri, no doubt."

Women's college lacrosse

Big East honors Loyola's Gallagher and Gavin

Loyola swept the Big East weekly awards for the second week in a row and third time this season after the Greyhounds won their first two league games over the weekend. Kellye Gallagher was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Grace Gavin (St. Paul's) picked up her second straight Offensive Player of the Week nod and her third this season. Gallagher had nine ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls. Gavin had eight goals and four assists.

More Division I honors: Mount St. Mary's junior goalkeeper Brigid McTavish was named Northeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week. She allowed a total of nine goals in league wins over Long Island and Wagner. … Boston University senior midfielder Corcoran Downey (Centennial) repeated as America East Defensive Player of the Week. She had four ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls in a win against UMBC.

Division I game: Junior Kirsten Goldberg (St. Paul's) had three goals and a team-high four ground balls to lead host No. 20 Dartmouth (7-2) to a 10-7 victory over No. 15 Syracuse (3-6). The Big Green trailed 5-3 in the first half before going on a 7-1 run.

Division III game: Kati Vu (Kenwood) had nine goals and one assist to lead Hood (4-8) to a 16-13 victory over the College of Notre Dame (2-9). Allison Terry (Catholic) had six goals and an assist for the Gators.

Division III poll: Salisbury remained No. 2 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll behind Tufts. Stevenson remained No. 3.

Men's college lacrosse

St. Mary's wins completion of suspended game, 12-9

Junior attackman J.P. Lennon scored six goals to carry host St. Mary's (3-7, 2-3) to a 12-9 Capital Athletic Conference victory over Marymount (2-10, 0-4) in the continuation of a March 23 game that was suspended because of lightning in the Arlington, Va., area. The game resumed with 4:49 remaining in the first period and St. Mary's up 3-0.

More colleges

Towson's Fitzgerald is CAA baseball Rookie of the Week

Towson freshman second baseman Pat Fitzgerald (Calvert Hall) was named Colonial Athletic Association baseball Rookie of the Week after batting .357 with five runs scored in the Tigers' 4-0 week.

More baseball: Johns Hopkins graduate student Matt Wiegand was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week. … Washington College sophomore outfielder Sean Connole was chosen as Centennial Conference Player of the Week. … Frostburg State senior Britton Quayle (Severna Park) was named CAC Pitcher of the Week. … A four-run eighth inning lifted visiting Stevenson (9-21) to an 8-4 victory over Johns Hopkins (12-8).

Softball: Towson junior Dominique Ortega was named CAA Pitcher of the Week after going 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA and a pair of shutouts against Drexel. She struck out six and allowed just two extra-base hits in 21 innings. … Salisbury junior Erika Brittingham earned CAC Pitcher of the Week honors. Sea Gulls junior third baseman Casey Zaino was named Player of the Week. … Washington College freshman catcher Kylie Nottingham was chosen as Centennial Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Men's golf: Greg Bowman (Catonsville) had matching rounds of 77 to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place showing at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club.

Et cetera

Zbikowski to fight Warner on April 23 at Oklahoma casino

Tom Zbikowski's next fight will come against Blake Warner on April23 at WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. It's scheduled to go four rounds. Zbikowski, a Ravens safety, is 3-0 with two knockouts and a unanimous decision over Caleb Grummet on March 26. Warner, 33, of Oklahoma City, Okla., is 1-2 and hasn't boxed in eight months, when he lost to Zackary McMillen by technical knockout. Zbikowski is then scheduled to fight May 21 in Cabazon, Calif., and on June 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Varsity: Gilman named Vaughan Smith water polo coach, replacing Laura Coffman, who stepped aside to become an assistant coach.

—From Sun staff and news services

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