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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2006
Much-improved Cardinal Gibbons won its first Baltimore Catholic League and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game at home last night, 57-53 over Calvert Hall, to match its win total in the two leagues for all of last season. The No. 9 Crusaders are off to an 8-0 start overall after going 1-14 (including a tournament loss) in the leagues and 7-21 overall last year. The lone league win for the Crusaders came over Calvert Hall by 55-49 in overtime, but at the end of the season.
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SPORTS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Contributing Writer | December 15, 1992
Despite a furious fourth-quarter rally by Howard, South Carroll saddled the visiting Lions with their first loss of the season last night, 62-59.Aggressive rebounding and scrappy defense allowed the hosts to pounce on Howard (3-1) early, and the Cavaliers (3-1) forged ahead by as much as 45-22 midway through the third quarter. However, it was a lack of the skills they used to grab their substantial lead that nearly came back to haunt them.From the beginning of the fourth quarter until a turnaround basket by Molly Cage with 1 minute, 30 seconds left made the score 59-53, Howard outscored its opponent, 19-6, including four points in less than 30 seconds from forward Mona Jackson (12 points, 10 rebounds)
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By Kevin Thomas and Kevin Thomas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 6, 1998
ORONO, Maine -- Towson University took another step further in its brief history in the America East. The Tigers beat Hartford, 66-61, in the conference quarterfinals yesterday before 2,201 at the Alfond Arena on the University of Maine campus.Fourth-seeded Towson (15-12) will play top-seeded Vermont (21-6), a 72-69 winner over Hofstra (12-16), in the semifinals at 7 tonight.In their first conference season in 1996, the Tigers lost in the first round. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals last year.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2005
Freshman Crystal Langhorne joined the Maryland women's basketball team as the top-ranked power forward in the nation and a first-team McDonald's, Parade, and Street & Smith's selection. Those accolades, however, didn't mean much during the Terps' second game of the season. Langhorne, a 6-foot-3 center from Willingboro, N.J., was starting her first home game against Siena at Comcast Center . But she was faring badly on the defensive end of the court. Maryland coach Brenda Frese, displeased with what she would later call Langhorne's "matador defense," pulled the freshman and played her for just 20 minutes in the Terps' 73-52 win. "I wasn't playing defense, and she took me out," recalled Langhorne, who posted six points, three rebounds and three turnovers in one of her shortest outings of the year.
SPORTS
By Patrick Gutierrez and Patrick Gutierrez,Sun reporter | January 7, 2008
The preferred saying might be to take it one game at a time, but there was no doubt that Loyola had a bit of payback on its mind yesterday when it faced Iona at Reitz Arena. Behind a dominant second half, the Greyhounds defeated the Gaels, 63-51, to gain a measure of revenge for their 24-point loss at Iona last month. "That was definitely part of the emotional factor today," said forward-center Michael Tuck, whose Greyhounds trailed by three points at halftime. "We just kind of came together as a team before the game and said to remember how it felt the last time we played them."
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
LANDOVER -- As Chris Webber was lying down resting in the hours before last night's game, he didn't even bother to answer the phone. But before he left for USAir Arena, he listened to his messages and there was one from his father, Mayce, that really hit home."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | January 3, 1993
LANDOVER -- After winning second-team all-rookie honors last season, reserve forward Larry Stewart has had a difficult time adjusting to his diminished role with the Washington Bullets this season.But the former Coppin State star stepped front and center at the Capital Centre last night, contributing a career-high 16 rebounds and 13 points, as the Bullets started the new year with a 100-93 victory over the Miami Heat."Larry gave us a big lift, not only with his rebounding and inside scoring," said Bullets coach Wes Unseld.
SPORTS
By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | February 9, 2006
College Park -- Before the basketball season began, Maryland junior forward Ekene Ibekwe made a bet. He and his high school coach guessed how many double doubles Ibekwe would rack up this season. Closest one wins and the loser has to buy dinner. Turned out to be a smart bet for the coach. "[Ekene] would rather play basketball," his father, Augustine, said, "than eat food." In addition to his love for the game, Ibekwe has the rare combination of flexibility and quickness for his lanky 6-foot-9 frame.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 7, 1991
LANDOVER -- On their recent Western swing, Washington Bullets assistant coaches Bill Blair and Jeff Bzdelik devilishly bought their troubled boss, Wes Unseld, a samurai sword as a pre-Christmas gift.Unseld might have been tempted to use it last night as a motivational tool after the Detroit Pistons handed his Bullets a fourth straight loss, 105-94, before an announced Capital Centre sellout of 18,756.The usually stoic coach, who has seldom criticized the effort of his injury-riddled team, openly questioned the commitment of some of his players for this atypical flat performance.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 4, 1996
Natasha Parks scored 35 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to power visiting Coppin State past Morgan State, 67-59, yesterday. Lisa Briggs had 18 points and 13 rebounds.The Eagles (7-11), who turned the ball over 32 times, held a 55-48 edge in rebounds. The Bears (2-13) made only 25 percent of their shots in the second half (11-for-44).* Mount St. Mary's 82, Long Island 67: Keisha McCatty scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, to lead visiting Mount St. Mary's (11-7, 8-3) to a victory over Long Island (6-12, 3-8)
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