No. 8 Maryland
@No. 15 North Carolina
No. 8 Maryland
@No. 15 North Carolina
Women's college basketball
Terps add volleyball player Adams to roster
The No. 8 Maryland women's basketball team announced Wednesday that it will welcome volleyball player Caitlin Adams to its roster, effective immediately. Adams, a 6-foot-3 forward from Leawood, Kan., played for the Terps' volleyball team the past two seasons after transferring from Texas A&M. Adams played for her high school and Amateur Athletic Union teams in Kansas City before focusing on volleyball. She will be eligible to play in tonight's game at No. 15 North Carolina. "We are really excited to welcome Caitlin to our family," basketball coach Brenda Frese said. "She's athletic and is a team player that we know can really help us out depth-wise. She came in and spent time with us, and we just knew she'd fit right in with our program."
Division I games: Raven Harris scored 11points, but UMBC (4-10, 0-1 America East) shot 25 percent from the field and lost, 87-33, to defending league champion Albany (10-3, 1-0). The 33 points were a season low for the Retrievers. ... Mount St. Mary's (4-7) lost its third straight, falling, 66-57, to Lehigh (6-7).
Division III games: Stacy Fairey and Katie Clark each scored eight points as host Johns Hopkins (4-8) lost, 71-50, to Messiah (11-1). ... Joanna Murray (Franklin) and Marche Pearson scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, but visiting St. Mary's (5-6) fell, 79-56, to Eastern Mennonite (6-4). ... Aleisha Hobbs had 14 points and 13 rebounds, but Salisbury (5-6) fell, 70-66, to Gwynedd-Mercy (7-3) at the Days Inn Tournament in Gettysburg, Pa.
Men's college basketball
Nikolic leads Hopkins, 71-55; Rudd's 27 pace McDaniel
Aleksandar Nikolic scored 14 points and host Johns Hopkins (6-5) broke a two-game losing streak, winning, 71-55, over Eastern (2-10) at the 22nd annual Blue Jay Invitational. Hopkins opened with a 10-0 run, fueled by back-to-back 3-pointers from Jimmy Hammer.
More Division III games: Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie) had a career-high 27 points to lead host McDaniel (7-4) to an 85-63 win over Penn State-Mount Alto (6-4). The Green Terror led 15-2 after the first three minutes. ... Travon Van scored 21 points on 6-for-13 shooting, but Salisbury (10-4) lost, 75-55, to Eastern Connecticut State (7-4) in the first round of the Sponaugle New Year's Tournament at Franklin & Marshall College's Mayser Center. ... Kevin Cunningham had 17 points for Washington College (0-12), but host Catholic (11-1) used a 16-0 run in the second half to win, 79-63.
Awards: Navy freshman point guard Tilman Dunbar was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the fourth consecutive week. ... St. Mary's junior guard Donn Hill (Bel Air, Cecil CC) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Rizzo now associate head field hockey coach at UM
Maryland promoted former All-American, national champion, Olympian and third-year assistant coach Dina Rizzo to associate head coach. As an assistant, Rizzo has helped the Terps to two NCAA titles, three Final Fours, an Atlantic Coast Conference title and a record of 60-11 (.845). She played for Maryland from 1998 to 2001 and played in three Final Fours, two NCAA title games and was a member of the 1999 national champion team.
Women's lacrosse: Division II Gannon in Erie, Pa., announced that Micky Bowen (Mount Hebron) has signed a national letter of intent to play starting in the 2014 season. Bowen helped the Vikings to the Class 3A-2A East regional title last season.
Baltimore Golf Show set for Jan. 11-13 at Fairgrounds
The Baltimore Golf Show, a new event for the area, will run Jan. 11-13 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The show will have more than 100 vendors selling clothing, equipment, online programs and travel packages. The celebrity stage will include long-drive champion Brian Pavlet, trick-shot master Chuck "The Hit Man" Hiter, and Michael Breed, star of the Golf Channel's "The Golf Fix." PGA instructors and pros will teach and entertain throughout the day, both on stage and on the exhibit floor. Hours are Jan. 11, noon to 7 p.m.; Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, go to BaltimoreGolfShow.com or call 330-963-6963.
Pro lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws will conduct a joint open tryout March 9 in Gambrills to fill out their training camp rosters. All players must be registered in the Major League Lacrosse Player Pool to try out. The nonrefundable registration fee is $125. Space is limited. Register at thebayhawks.com. At least one player each season has been invited to training camp. The tryout will consist of a brief combine testing each player's height, weight, 40-yard dash time and vertical jump. Players will then run through competitive drills and gamelike situations led by coaches and staff.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League announced the signings of Jay Gavin (Bishop McNamara), a guard from Bowie State, and Teon Knox (Douglass, Howard CC), a veteran of 10 seasons, predominantly overseas. Earlier in the week, the Shuckers re-signed Ameer Ali, a four-year letterman at Morgan State who spent time with the APBL team during training camp.
—From Sun staff and news services