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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
After four years, 89 games and a political science degree, Wayne Sparrow will leave Richmond next month. But the former St. Frances star's playing days aren't over. Sparrow, who redshirted with the Spiders during the 2010-11 season, will spend his final year of eligibility playing for UMBC. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard committed to the Retrievers last week. “I felt as though a different area, a difference scene would be good for me,” said Sparrow, who will graduate from Richmond on May 14. “I had a couple injuries at Richmond, and felt as though I needed a new start.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Senior forward Dwayne Morgan overcame early foul trouble to finish with a team-high 17 points and sophomore guard Daquan Bracey finished with 15 points and 10 assists as the No. 10 Panthers came away with the upset win at No. 3 Calvert Hall in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinals. The defending league champion Panthers (24-11) will take on No. 2 Mount St. Joseph in Sunday's championship game, set for 7:30 p.m. at UMBC. The teams split two regular season games, with St. Frances claiming a 60-51 home win on Dec. 4 before the Gaels earned a 63-48 win on Jan. 15. In Friday's win over the Cardinals (26-5)
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
McDonogh's No. 1 girls basketball team got off to such a fast start in Saturday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference semifinal that St. Frances could not catch up despite a furious fourth-quarter rally. The Eagles held on for a 55-47 win over the No. 6 Panthers and will go after their second title in three years Monday against No. 3 Roland Park, a 50-46 winner over No. 5 St. Vincent Pallotti in the other semifinal. The title game is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Archbishop Spalding.
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From Sun staff reports | February 12, 2014
Blair Davis scored 17 points and Juwan Grant had 15 as top-ranked City outscored visiting Douglass 29-12 in the fourth quarter and won, 79-50, in boys basketball Tuesday night. The Knights (19-0) are three games away from a perfect season. City travels to Dunbar on Friday, hosts Bluford Drew Jemison on Saturday and travels to Poly on Tuesday. No. 5 Lake Clifton 59, No. 12 Ben Franklin-Masonville 58: With the score tied at 58 and six seconds left, Stefon Brown went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line to win the game.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Trailing by nine points to St. Frances after a jittery first half, the Calvert Hall boys basketball team didn't discuss strategy or adjustments at halftime. The message from the coaches was simple and direct: Go harder. The No. 2 Cardinals responded with a 15-3 run to open the third quarter and finished strong to pull away for a 69-62 home win over the No. 7 Panthers in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win ended a run of eight straight wins by St. Frances over Calvert Hall, dating back to the 2010-11 season.
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Sports Digest | February 6, 2014
Loyola's Fletcher makes men's US Lacrosse team After a tryout process that included 98 players and spanned seven months, US Lacrosse named Loyola Maryland defenseman Joe Fletcher as part of the U.S. men's national team's 30-man roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, held July 10-19 in Denver. Fletcher, the lone collegian on the team, joins a roster featuring a number of local players, including attackmen Marcus Holman (Gilman) and Steele Stanwick (Loyola High)
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Pallotti played with plenty of intensity throughout Thursday night's matchup with visiting St. Frances. The Panthers contested every shot, battled for each rebound and chased down loose balls all over the court. They brought special motivation to this Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game. Coach Rod Hairston's mother had died earlier in the week, and No. 5 Pallotti was unsure whether he'd be at the game. But Hairston did show up, and his team pulled out a 53-45 victory over No. 6 St. Frances.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
The FedEx package lay on the St. Frances football coach's desk, waiting for Nnamdi Egbuaba like an unopened present. Inside the package was a National Letter of Intent and financial aid document offering Egbuaba - who comes from a Nigerian village with no electricity or indoor plumbing - a scholarship worth more than $20,000. "Congratulations on becoming one of the newest members of the Maryland football family!" the cover letter said. When the latest additions to that Terps family are announced on Wednesday's national signing day, Egbuaba (pronounced egg-boo-ABBA)
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Every girl in No. 3 Roland Park's starting lineup can be a force on the boards and when four of them are on the same night, that's a tough combination to beat. The Reds used a 10-rebound advantage in the third quarter to break open a close game and win 54-45 at No. 6 St. Frances on Friday in a key Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference basketball game. At halftime, the Reds (15-6, 9-2 conference) had a 20-18 lead, but they boosted that to 35-25 on a Lindsey Edwards free throw with 1:58 left in the third quarter.
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From Sun staff reports | January 30, 2014
Host John Carroll used tough defense and made 12 more free throws to upset No. 5 St. Frances, 46-41, Wednesday night in boys basketball. The Panthers (19-8, 10-3 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) went 0-for-6 from the free-throw line and John Carroll (20-11, 9-5) was 12-for-16. Kimball Mackenzie scored a game-high 18 points for the Patriots. St. Frances led 20-17 at halftime, but John Carroll used a trapping man-to-man defense to limit the Panthers' offensive opportunities.
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