Late run propels Penn State to 92-82 victory over Mount St. Mary's

Navy's Reynolds, Niumatalolo honored by SB Nation

  • Dec 22, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers guard Julian Norfleet (23) dribbles the ball to the outside of Penn State Nittany Lions guard D.J. Newbill (2) during the second half at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Mount St. Mary's 92-82. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 22, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Mount St. Mary's… (Matthew OHaren / USA Today…)
December 23, 2013|Sports Digest

College basketball

Late run propels Penn State to 92-82 victory over Mount St. Mary's

Tim Frazier had 15 points, six assists and five rebounds as Penn State came from behind and closed with a 12-2 run to defeat visiting Mount St. Mary's, 92-82, on Sunday. John Johnson led the way with 20 points off the bench in his first game for the Nittany Lions (9-4) since transferring from Pittsburgh. D.J. Newbill added 18 points and six rebounds. Julian Norfleet led the way with 22 points and seven assists, and Sam Prescott scored 18 for the Mount (3-8), which turned the ball over 16 times. Rashad Whack scored 16 points and Byron Ashe added 14. Gregory Graves Norfleet and Ashe each scored 11 points in the first half as Mount St. Mary's made nine 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes to take a 46-37 advantage into the break. Penn State began the second half with a 13-5 burst that trimmed the deficit to one before Norfleet responded with a 3-pointer to stretch the Mountaineers' lead back to 59-54. Johnson gave Penn State its first lead of the second half at 69-67 before Norfleet tied the game at 80 with just less than four minutes remaining. Frazier took over down the stretch.

More men: Justin Bowens scored 15 points as Hood (5-4) earned an 80-66 victory over Southern Vermont (7-3) in the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic championship game. Chris Cook added 14 points and Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) had 12. Bowens and Reggie Daniels (Patterson Mill) had seven rebounds each.

Women: After taking a 31-29 lead into the second half, Goucher's offense stalled against Puerto Rico-Bayamon in a 73-46 loss at San Juan. The Gophers (4-6) were up 39-33 with 12:59 left to play, but the Cowgirls scored 40 of the game's final 47 points. Amaka Ezeani led Goucher with 16 points, finishing 8-for-13 from the field. She also added six rebounds, five of them offensive. Sharnell Huff added 10 points and seven rebounds, while Olivia Nono had a game-high eight rebounds. ... Denver Clyde (North County) had her third straight double double (20 points and 10 rebounds) and Alisha Burley (Milford Mill) added a career-best 14 points, but Bowie State (5-3) lost, 79-61, to host Bluefield State (4-9) in the final game of the Sheetz/Herb Sims Classic on Saturday. ... Marche Pearson scored 16 points as St. Mary's earned a 62-40 nonconference win over Sagrado Corazon in the Puerto Rico Division III Classic on Saturday. Myeisha Wallace (Southern) had a season-best 11 rebounds.

College football

Reynolds, Niumatalolo honored by SB Nation

SB Nation named Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds its Independent Offensive Player of the Year and the Midshipmen's Ken Niumatalolo the Independent Coach of the Year. Reynolds set an NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 29, tied the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a game against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent (seven against San Jose State), scored a program-best 42 points against San Jose State, and broke a long-standing school scoring mark with 176 points (Bill Ingram had 174 in 1917). Niumatalolo led Navy to an 8-4 record, a bowl game for the 10th time in the past 11years and the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the past 11 years.

Et cetera

Western county hunters support antler restrictions

A survey found support for antler restrictions from 56 percent of deer hunters living in Garrett County, 65 percent in Allegany County and 69 percent by those who reside elsewhere in the state but hunt deer in one of the two western counties. Among landowners, only 40 percent in Garrett County and 41 percent in Allegany supported mandatory antler restrictions. Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently contracted with an independent research firm to conduct the survey. Antler restrictions require an antlered deer, or buck, to have a minimum number of antler points or minimum antler spread to be legal for harvest. The approach offers protection to young bucks by limiting harvest to older, more mature animals. Mandatory antler point restrictions would require hunters on private and public lands to harvest only bucks that meet or exceed the minimum antler restriction.

Baseball: The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation will present its "Scout's Dream Award" in January to former Orioles infielder and 1967 first-round pick Bobby Grich. Grich, 64, was a six-time All-Star for the Orioles and the then-California Angels in a major league career that lasted from 1970 to 1986. Don Baylor, the Orioles' second-round pick in the 1967 draft, will present Grich with the award. Grich works in community relations with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Minor league baseball: Patrick Osborn, the manager of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs since the 2011 season, has accepted a position to manage one of the New York Yankees' Rookie-level Gulf Coast League teams. Osborn, from Bakersfield, Calif., led the Blue Crabs to a 65-74 record in 2013, including securing a postseason berth, for the third consecutive season, after winning the 2013 Liberty Division first-half title.

NHL: The Washington Capitals re-assigned center Casey Wellman to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (5-1) bounced back from their only loss of the American Professional Basketball League season with a 110-107 victory over the visiting South Jersey Thunder (4-3) on Saturday night. Terry Hosley (Maryland Bible, Parkville) and Gus Chase (St.Frances) each scored 29 points for the Shuckers, followed by Rocky Coleman (Towson University, Walbrook) with 13.

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