Milford Mill guard Justin Jenifer is fouled by Potomac forward… (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore…)
Milford Mill guard Jenifer commits to Cincinnati
Milford Mill rising senior Justin Jenifer, an All-Metro first-team point guard, has committed to play basketball at Cincinnati. Jenifer averaged 17.3 points, 12 assists and five rebounds to lead the No. 6 Millers (18-6) to the Class 3A state semifinals last season. He also was named co-Baltimore County Player of the Year. As a sophomore, his first year at Milford Mill after spending his freshman season at John Carroll, he earned second-team All-Metro honors as the Millers captured the Class 3A state crown. Cincinnati went 27-7 in the 2013-14 season and is the defending American Athletic Conference champion.
More men's basketball: Georgetown announced Tuesday that it has renewed its rivalry with Syracuse. The teams have agreed to a four-year home-and-home series starting in the 2015-16 season, with the first game at Verizon Center in Washington. The series ended after the 2012-13 season when Syracuse jumped to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange holds a 49-41 series lead.
—Matt Bonesteel, The Washington Post
Football: Maryland junior defensive lineman Nate Clarke will be unable to continue his playing career because of injury and will remain with the team as a student assistant coach, coach Randy Edsall said. ... Four Navy seniors — offensive tackle Bradyn Heap, outside linebacker Chris Johnson, safety Parrish Gaines and punter Pablo Beltran — were named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent first team. ... Navy's game Sept. 13 at Texas State will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNEWS.
Women's lacrosse: Rising junior midfielder Audrey Todd (Roland Park) was named a captain at Harvard.
Major League Lacrosse
Bayhawks' Westervelt, Walters named All-Stars
Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Joe Walters (Maryland) and attackman Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) were named by Major League Lacrosse to the 24-player roster that will compete against Team USA in the MLL All-Star Game on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. The team will be coached by Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle. Walters will be making his seventh All-Star Game appearance, and Westervelt will be making his fifth.
The Denver Outlaws, the league's top team in the standings, have four players who were selected, including Jeremy Sieverts (Maryland, McDonogh), who will be making his third consecutive All-Star appearance and who has scored an MLL-best four 2-point goals this season. Teammate Michael Simon (Stevenson, Fallston) will make his first All-Star appearance.
Honor: Charlotte Hounds attackman Justin Ward (Old Mill) earned the Rookie of the Week award after finishing with a goal and three assists in a 17-14 win against the Denver Outlaws on Saturday.
Pimlico's spring meet handle up from last year
The Maryland Jockey Club's average daily handle during the spring meet at Pimlico Race Course increased from $4.5 million last year to $4.7 million, a 4.7 percent increase, with one day less of live racing. Easter fell during the spring stand this year. The meet concluded last weekend. "We had a strong finish with our numbers up 14 times during the last 16 days of the meet," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. "Despite running one fewer day, we had more total runners this year so the racing department deserves a great deal of credit." The 2014 meet featured 2,689 runners in 344 races (7.82 average) while last year's spring stand included 2,683 starters in 359 races (7.47 average).
Swimming: Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps of Baltimore is expected to highlight next week's Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara. North Baltimore Athletic Club members Allison Schmitt and Conor Dwyer are also expected to compete at the four-day meet, scheduled for June19-22 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
—Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post
WNBA: Brittney Griner scored a season-high 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury (6-2) to an 81-66 victory over the host Washington Mystics (4-5).