Morgan women top Coppin in OT, 70-63
Bianca Jarrett tied a career high with 26 points and added 10 rebounds, while Tracey Carrington finished with 21 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to lead host Morgan State to a 70-63 overtime victory over crosstown rival Coppin State on Monday evening in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference women's basketball opener for both teams. The Bears (4-5, 1-0 MEAC) blew an 11-point second-half lead, missed numerous layups, got outscored 32-7 in bench points and had four players foul out. The Eagles (3-4, 0-1) were led by Larrisa Carter, who scored a team-high 20 points, including going 14-for-16 from the free-throw line. Kyra Coleman came off the bench to score 16 points and grab a team-high eight rebounds for the Eagles. The Bears, who won for the first time in four games, held their largest lead of the game at 50-39 with 7:25 to play after a layup by Moneshia Davis. But the guests would close out the half on a 21-10 run to tie the game at 60 and force overtime.
Other women's result: Loyola (4-4) shot 53.8percent from the field in the second half and used a 22-0 run that covered more than six minutes to beat visiting Lehigh, 60-48, in nonconference action. Kerry Kinek gave Lehigh (2-5) a 31-26 lead with a 3-pointer at 17:48, but Katie Sheahin hit a turnaround jumper at the right elbow on Loyola's next possession, sparking the 22-0 run. Sheahin led the Greyhounds and tied for game-high honors with 19 points. She also had four steals, three assists and three blocked shots.
Women's honors: Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas was voted Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. This marks the 12th weekly honor for Thomas, who was chosen as the Rookie of the Week a record seven times in 2010-11 and was named Player of the Week four times last season. ... Hood senior point guard Dyanna Prater was selected as the Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week. ... Salisbury sophomore guard Anna Hackett was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Men's honor: Frostburg State senior guard Christian Jackson was named CAC Player of the Week.
Women's college lacrosse
Locals chosen as presesason All-Americans by ILWomen
Defending Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann (Century) of Maryland led a contingent of players with local ties who were named preseason All-Americans by ILWomen, as announced in the 2013 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook. Also selected to the first team from the Terps were senior attacker Alex Aust and senior defender Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's), along with Loyola junior midfielder Marlee Paton and senior defender Sam Farrell (Severna Park), senior attacker Kitty Cullen (McDonogh) and senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) from Florida. Chosen to the second team were Georgetown senior midfielder Sophia Thomas (Maryvale Prep), Johns Hopkins junior midfielder Taylor D'Amore and Towson senior defender Alexa Demski (Loch Raven). Among the third-team picks were Loyola sophomore attacker Annie Thomas (John Carroll), Boston College sophomore attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep), James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) and Duke junior defender Taylor Virden (McDonogh).
Stevenson coaches to speak at US Lacrosse convention
US Lacrosse has named Stevenson head coach Paul Cantabene and assistant coach Tim Puls as speakers at its national convention, which will take place Jan. 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Cantabene, who retired from a six-year Major League Lacrosse playing career as the league's all-time faceoff wins leader and is widely regarded as one of the sport's best ever at that position, will host a faceoff clinic at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Puls, a 30-year coaching veteran, will host "Defensive Techniques to Win Championships" at 9 a.m. Jan. 13. His presentation will include tips for coaches to emphasize positioning and technique while adding creativity to defense.
More men's college lacrosse: Stevenson was ranked No. 1 in Division III in the Inside Lacrosse 2013 Face-Off Yearbook Top 20. Two-time defending champion Salisbury was third, behind 2012 runner-up Cortland State. Washington College was ranked No. 17. Senior Andrew Wascavage (St. Mary's Ryken), juniors Thomas DeNapoli and John Paukovits and sophomore Rob Zoppo (Calvert Hall) have been selected as Towson captains. Also, the team will host the second annual "Earn Your Stripes" night Jan. 19. The event, which marks the beginning of the season, will be held at the West Village Commons Fourth Floor Ballrooms on the Towson campus. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by the program and dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of the event is $50. To register, go to tutigertracks.com. For questions, contact Kara Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-704-4281.