Layman again helps Terps to Bahamas win
Maryland rising sophomore forward Jake Layman scored a team-high 25 points as the Terps closed out their foreign tour with an 88-77 win over the Grand Bahamas All-Stars on Friday. Layman, who averaged 21.3 points during the Terps' three-game, undefeated exhibition tour of the Bahamas, went 5-for-8 from 3-point range in Friday's win at the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau. Junior guard Nick Faust (City) was Maryland's second-leading scorer with 20 points, while sophomore point guard Seth Allen added 15 points. "We got better as the week went on," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a news release. "It was a great overall trip. On the court, we defeated three teams away from home, faced a number of different situations, handled adversity well and had the opportunity to play every healthy player on our roster." Layman, Faust and Allen were joined in Maryland's starting lineup by redshirt junior forward Evan Smotrycz and junior wing Dez Wells, who scored 10 points Friday after missing the Terps' second game with a sore knee. Sophomore forward Charles Mitchell scored 12 points off the bench. The Terps will leave the Bahamas this afternoon. Maryland will have a few weeks off before beginning practice Sept. 3. "We have been able to spend quality time and have a lot of fun together as a basketball family," Turgeon said.
White Marlin Open
Severna Park's Jones leads entering tourney's last day
Tommy Jones of Severna Park took over the top spot at Ocean City's 40th annual White Marlin Open on Wednesday, catching an 83-pound white marlin that could be worth $980,000 in prize money. Friday was the last day to fish in the tournament, one of the largest billfish competitions in the world, where hundreds of anglers compete to catch the largest tuna, wahoo, shark, dolphin, blue marlin and, most importantly, white marlin. Anglers are allowed three days during the five-day tournament to fish, with most competitors opting to go out earlier in the week; only 38 boats of the 262 in the competition were eligible to fish Friday. White Marlin Open president Jim Motsko said it has been an unusual week. Not only have four anglers caught white marlins weighing exactly 77 pounds this week, Motsko said there is also an unusual abundance of big-eye tuna, a change that he said could be the result of conservation efforts. "I don't think we've ever had a tournament like this," Motsko said.
Berlin's semi postponed; Hickory loses opener, 1-0
The Little League Baseball Mid-Atlantic Region semifinals, originally scheduled to be played Friday at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn., have been moved to today because of inclement weather. The first game, between Newark, Del., and Capitol City (Washington), will begin at 11 a.m., followed by Lionville, Pa., and Berlin of Worcester County at 2 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on ESPNU and will also be available on WatchESPN.
Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series: The Piedmont, Del., team edged the Hickory Hornets from Harford County, 1-0, in the first game of pool play in Aberdeen. Winning pitcher Seth Bialecki scored the lone run on a single in the top of the fourth. Hickory starter Cameron Kalandros took the loss despite allowing just three hits. Hickory's only hit was a leadoff single in the third inning by Jake Spurlock.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired the New England Revolution's final natural selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for the rights to 27-year-old forward Charlie Davies.
Track and field: George Flaviano (Digital Harbor), an All-Metro first-team selection in indoor track last season, finished first in the men's 400-meter hurdles in the 17/18-year-old division last week at the Amateur Athletic Union National Track and Field Junior Olympics in Detroit. Other first-place finishers included: Anthony Valentine of Ellicott City (long jump, boys 8 years old and under); Litchfield Ajavon of Baltimore (100 dash, 80 hurdles, 6-pound shot put, all boys 12 years old); Jadon Davis of Baltimore (1,500 race walk, boys 12 years old); Adrianna Thomas of Owings Mills (100 dash, girls 8 years old and under); Kennedy Roberts, Thomas, Kaylyn Johnson and Sage Hinton of Owings Mills (4x100 relay, girls 8 years old and under); Hannah Salvador of Fort Meade (1,500 race walk, girls 9 years old); and D'Amaie Davis of Baltimore (3,000 race walk, girls 14 years old).
College wrestling: Maryland hired Tyrone Lewis as an assistant coach. A four-time NCAA All-American and 2004 NCAA runner-up at Oklahoma State, he was a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma the past two seasons. He was previously an assistant coach at Oklahoma State for three seasons. ... Navy named Danny Song an assistant coach. A 2008 national champion at Iowa, he has been an assistant at Iowa and Bloomsburg.
College field hockey: Former Maryland assistant Steve Simpson has rejoined the Terps as a volunteer assistant. He will reunite with coach Missy Meharg after two seasons at Syracuse, during which the Orange went 38-7 and appeared in two Final Fours. Simpson began working with the Terps when he was an undergraduate student at the university. He was hired as an assistant in 1995 and coached the Terps until 2003, when he accepted an assistant position at Massachusetts. He also later coached at New Hampshire.
Men's college lacrosse: Monmouth announced that incoming freshman Neil Ruppert (St. Mary's) will join the team next season. Ruppert, a long-stick midfielder, also earned varsity letters in wrestling, soccer and cross country.