Digest: Hickman, Bombers rally to top Stickhorses, 12-10

Towson women's basketball coach Mathews will not return next season

February 25, 2013|Sports Digest

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Hickman, Bombers rally to top Stickhorses, 12-10

Matt Hickman (Salisbury) scored a hat trick, including two goals in the fourth quarter, to earn Player of the Game honors as the Baltimore Bombers rallied in the second half to defeat the Kentucky Stickhorses, 12-10, on Sunday at Du Burns Arena. Dan Marohl (UMBC, St. Mary's) added two goals and two assists, and Andrew Wasik chipped in two goals and an assist for the Bombers (4-3), who also got a goal from Michael Simon (Stevenson). Hickman took a game-high 17 of the Bombers' 55 shots; Kentuck finished with 56 shots. The Stickhorses (3-5) led 6-5 at the half and 7-6 after three quarters. Ginny Capicchioni made 22 saves in the Bombers net before being replaced at halftime by Adam Miller, who recorded 24 saves; both faced 28 shots.

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Towson coach Mathews will not return next season

The contract of Towson women's basketball coach Joe Mathews will not be renewed, the school announced Friday. Mathews, in his 12th season, will coach the rest of the season for the Tigers, who have a 9-17 overall record (3-12 in the Colonial Athletic Association) and next play Thursday at home against Northeastern. Mike Waddell Mathews has an overall record of 144-206 (.411) and a conference mark of 67-146 (.315) at Towson. During his tenure, the Tigers posted winning records five times, including a 22-10 mark in 2007-08. The 2007-08 season was the school's first 20-win season and set a school record for victories in a season.

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Martir's single caps Terps' 4-game sweep of Oakland

With Anthony Papio at second and one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Kevin Martir hit a single up the middle as Maryland defeated Oakland, 4-3, and completed a four-game sweep of the visiting Golden Grizzlies (0-4) on Sunday. The Terps (4-3) won the first game of the doubleheader, 8-0. With the Terps trailing 3-2 in eighth, Jack Cleary delivered a clutch two-out hit to score LaMonte Wade and tie the game at 3. Jake Stinnett came on and pitched two strong innings out the bullpen to give the Terrapin offense a chance in the 10th. Oakland scored three runs, two earned, off freshman starter Alex Robinson and led 3-2 after four innings. Robinson scattered eight hits over seven innings while striking out nine in his second career start. In the opener, the Terps used a four-run seventh to defeat Oakland 8-0. Kyle Convissar and K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) delivered in the inning: Hockaday singled through the left side, scoring Blake Schmit. Convissar stepped in and singled down the right field line, scoring Charlie White and Hockaday, who had stolen second. It was more than enough for Terps starter Brady Kirkpatrick and the Maryland bullpen.

More baseball: Mount St. Mary's (2-3) lost, 13-4, to Ohio State (5-2) in the second game of the Mount's seven-game Florida baseball trip in Port Charlotte. First baseman Sam Nott belted his third home run of the year in the loss. Things started well for the Mount as catcher Mark Quaranta (Loyola) drew a two-out walk in the first inning and Nott followed with a two-run homer to left field. The Buckeyes answered with a run in the bottom of the frame and two more in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2 advantage. ... Senior right-hander Cory Delange and two relief pitchers combined to pitch a five-hit shutout as host Nicholls State (5-2) edged Towson (4-2) in the third and deciding game of their weekend series. The Colonels scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when they took advantage of the only Tigers error of the series to score an unearned run.

Softball: Maryland held No. 8 California scoreless through six innings and No. 13 UCLA scoreless for four innings in two close losses Saturday. The Terps had a bases-loaded rally in the seventh against UCLA (10-1) but were edged by the Bruins, 4-3, in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. 2/3 innings and allowed seven hits, one walk and notched two strikeouts in a commanding performance. In the nightcap against California (9-2), the Terps gave up three runs in the top of the first in a 3-2 loss. Lindsey Ziegenhirt hit a three-run homer for the Bears' only runs of the day. Maddie Martin pitched two innings and gave up just one hit — the three-run homer. ... Because of rain, the Mount's game with Delaware at the Jacksonville University Invitational has been canceled. The Mount will play Jacksonville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to make up the rained-out contest from Saturday. Mount St. Mary's also will play St. Bonaventure at 10a.m. Tuesday.

Basketball: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has released its pairings for the conference tournaments. Both men's and women's games begin Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The Bowie State men, the No. 4 seed in the CIAA North, will face either Shaw or Chowan at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Bowie State women, the No. 6 seed in the CIAA North, will play Winston-Salem State at 3p.m. Tuesday. The men's semifinals and final will be televised on BounceTV and ESPNU. All games and postgame news conferences will be streamed live online at livestream.com/ciaa.

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