Terps women's hoops recruits graded highly

November 12, 2011|Sports Digest

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Terps women's hoops recruits graded highly

The Maryland women's basketball team's recruiting class of Malina Howard, Chloe Pavlech and Tierney Pfirman is the sixth-best in the country, according to ESPN.com's Hoop Gurlz. Howard is a 6-foot-3 post player from Twinsburg (Ohio) High, Pavlech a 5-6 guard from Sycamore High in Cincinnati and Pfirman a 6-2 forward from South Williamsport Junior-Senior High in Williamsport, Pa. Howard and Pfirman are ranked in ESPN.com's top25 of 2012 players. All three received scout grades of 91 or better. Howard comes in as the No. 1 post player in the class and is ranked No. 6 overall. Pfirman is the No. 5 forward and No. 22 overall athlete in 2012. The class as a whole is ranked No. 10 by Blue Star Basketball.

Men's college basketball: Mount St.Mary's senior Lamar Trice and sophomore Kristijan Krajina have been suspended indefinitely from competition for a violation of team rules. "Lamar and Kristijan each know what they need to do to meet the expectations of being a Mount St.Mary's basketball player," coach Robert Burke said. "Once they have done this, they can return to competing in games. Until then, they will continue to practice with the team but will not be allowed to play in games."

Men's college soccer: Matt Makowski's goal in Round 5 of the shootout was the difference as top-seeded and host American (7-11-2, 5-2-0) escaped an upset bid from fourth-seeded Navy (7-7-5, 3-2-2) with a 4-3 edge in penalty kicks after a scoreless, 110-minute tie in the Patriot League semifinals. The Midshipmen were appearing in the Patriot League tournament for the first time in 10 years.

Women's college volleyball: Johns Hopkins (25-5), which was playing in the NCAA regionals for the first time, lost, 16-25, 18-25, 26-24, 21-25, in the first round to Randolph-Macon (24-5) in the opening round in Newport News, Va. The Blue Jays set a program record for fewest losses and best winning percentage (.833) this season.

Horse racing: Art of the Hunt is the 5-2 morning line favorite to win today's $60,000 Squan Song Stakes at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong race drew 10 Maryland-bred fillies and mares who have never won a stakes race. Frannie Campitelli trains the daughter of Lion Hearted, a winner of three of 11 starts. Her last two efforts last month resulted in a fourth-place finish in the Maryland Million Oaks and a late closing, runner-up finish in the Twixt Stakes three weeks ago. No rider has been named on the 3-year-old filly.

Varsity: The Key School announced that it has completed a purchase agreement with the Annapolis Golf Course for a 70-acre parcel in Annapolis Roads. Part of the tract will be used for athletic fields.

D.C. United: Dwayne De Rosario was named to the MLS Best XI side. The selection marks the Canadian international's sixth Best XI honor, having been named to the team in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Figure skating: Ian Lorello of Gambrills and Isabella Cannuscio won silver at the Ice Challenge last week in Graz, Austria. The duo earned 134.88 points overall, behind teammates Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt.

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