Head scores 32, reaches milestone in Joppatowne's win

January 06, 2012|Sports Digest

Et cetera

Shakara Head scored a game-high 32 points, including her 1,000th career point, to power visiting No. 10 Joppatowne past Bel Air, 72-52, in girls basketball Thursday night. Head also had 10 rebounds.

College football: Good Counsel running back Wes Brown announced at the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., that he will attend Maryland. He wanted to "just stay at home with my mom, make sure everything is good back home, not going too far so she won't have to worry," the football player said. "My support is back home." Brown, a four-star running back, picked the Terps over Vanderbilt and Miami. Rivals.com ranks Brown as the No. 6 player in Maryland, the No. 17 running back nationally and the No. 249 senior prospect in the country. The Terps got an assist in their efforts to recruit Brown on Wednesday, when former Good Counsel quarterback Zach Dancel — who was a freshman safety at New Mexico in the fall — announced that he was transferring to College Park. Brown, a Baltimore native, lives with the Dancel family in Ellicott City.

For more of Matt Bracken's blog post on Brown, go to baltimoresun.com/recruitingreport

Capitals: Center Nicklas Backstrom, the team's leading scorer with 42 points, was back on the ice Thursday morning for practice and participated in every drill, zipping around the ice with no apparent hesitation less than 48 hours after he was elbowed in the jaw. Coach Dale Hunter said he doesn't known whether Backstrom, 24, will play Saturday night at San Jose.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

Orioles: Vouchers for autograph sessions at FanFest go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at orioles.com/fanfest. Session times and participants will be listed at orioles.com/fanfest by 9 tonight. Autograph vouchers for FanFest — to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Baltimore Convention Center — are $15 each. All proceeds benefit children's charities through OriolesREACH. There will be a free "Kids Only" autograph station for children ages 4-14.

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