Varsity boys basketball
Mount St. Joseph downs Sidwell, 59-55, to win Gonzaga Classic
In a defensive struggle, No. 1 Mount St. Joseph defeated Sidwell Friends, 59-55, on Sunday in the championship game of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic at Smith Center. The first half saw a remarkable swing of momentum, with the Gaels outscoring Sidwell 22-7 in the first quarter before Sidwell (8-1) outdid Mount St. Joseph 22-3 in the second quarter. The high scorer was Josh Hart of Sidwell with 37 points, breaking the tournament record with a total of 100 points. He eclipsed the mark set in 1996 by former Maryland great Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall). Phil Booth scored 15 for the Gaels. Hart was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and Booth and the Gaels' Kameron Williams joined him on the All-Tournament team.
Coppin, JHU track and field records fall at Princeton
Melissa Caddle broke a Coppin State school record that had stood for 13 years in the 60-meter dash Sunday and also ran the anchor leg on the Eagles' victorious 4x400-meter relay team at the Princeton New Year's Invitational. Caddle posted a time of 7.53 seconds to win the the 60 meters and top the record previously held by Lisa Taylor, who ran a 7.69 on Feb. 7, 1999. The 4x400 team of Sandra Bonga, Tanaya Yarde, Alexis Easterling and Caddle finished first in 3:49.96. Eastlering also had a strong day for Coppin State as she won the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 61/4 inches, which is a personal record for the senior and ranks second all-time in Coppin State indoor history. Also at the meet, Johns Hopkins freshmen Imoni McCorvey and Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) and junior Emily Sweson each broke individual school records. In her college debut, McCorvey smashed the Blue Jays' triple-jump record with a leap of 37-11/4 to earn second place overall. She is the first woman in Hopkins history to jump 37 feet, besting the school mark of 36-101/4 set by Ilolochika Emuh in 2006. It is the third-longest jump among Division III athletes this season. Swenson also broke a field record, tossing the shot 41-21/4. Oneda raced to a school-record 16:48.24 for first place in the 5,000 meters. That broke Hannah Eckstein's record of 16:50.64 set last season and is the second-fastest Division III time this season.