Terps en­joy 72-0 2nd half in women’s hoops tuneup

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Seven play­ers scored in dou­ble fig­ures and the No. 6 Mary­land women’s bas­ket­ball team al­lowed no sec­ond-half points in rout­ing Divi­sion II Blue­field State, 146-17, in the host Terps’ first ex­hi­bi­tion game of the sea­son. Fresh­man Blair Wat­son had 29 points, in­clud­ing five 3-point­ers, with 10 re­bounds, six as­sists and four steals. Ieshia Small and Sha­tori Walker-Kim­brough added18 points apiece, and fresh­man Jenna Staiti had 17 points and eight re­bounds. Mary­land, which trailed 3-2 but scored the game’s last 78 points, forced 51 turnovers, shot 64 per­cent from the field and had a 55-13 ad­van­tage in re­bounds. FIELD HOCKEY: Mary­land se­nior for­ward Welma Luus was named Big Ten Player of the Year and grad­u­ate stu­dent de­fender Grace Bals­don was named Big Ten De­fen­sive Player of the Year. Both were named to the All-Big Ten first team, as voted by the league’s nine coaches. Ju­nior mid­fielder Lein Hols­boer was voted to the sec­ond team. Luus leads the third-ranked Terps (15-3, 7-1 Big Ten) in scor­ing with 14 goals and 32 points. Bals­don is sec­ond in scor­ing with 12 goals and five as­sists; she an­chors a de­fense that has al­lowed just 60 penalty cor­ners. The Big Ten be­gins to­day with top-seeded Mary­land host­ing eighth-seeded Rut­gers at 3 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Com­plex. ... Se­nior for­ward Mag­gie Wax­ter (Ro- land Park) broke the Wash­ing­ton and Lee sin­gle­sea­son points record in a 3-0 win over Roanoke in the Old Do­min­ion Ath­letic Con­fer­ence quar­ter­fi­nals Tues­day. She has 41. Her 17 goals this sea­son are two be­hind the school record. MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Mary­land ju­nior guard Melo Trim­ble re­ceived 13 votes in bal­lot­ing for the As­so­ci­ated Press All-Amer­ica pre­sea­son team. His to­tal was the ninth high­est in the na­tion. COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Johns Hop­kins (8-0) is sec­ond be­hind Mary Hardin-Baylor (8-0) in the first of­fi­cial NCAA Divi­sion III South Re­gion poll of the sea­son. The re­gional rank­ings, com­piled by the re­gional ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee, show where teams stand in the eyes of the NCAA se­lec­tion com­mit­tee that will put to­gether the play­off bracket. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SOCCER: Se­nior Cat Mack­lin scored in the fourth minute and sopho­more Ash Fairow in the 75th as fifth-seeded Navy (9-10-2) earned a 2-0 vic­tory at fourth-seeded Col­gate (8-8-3) in the Pa­triot League quar­ter­fi­nals Tues­day night. The Mids will face sec­ond-seeded Bos­ton Univer­sity on Fri­day at 7 p.m. in Lewis­burg, Pa. HORSE RAC­ING: In ad­di­tion to live rac­ing, fans at Lau­rel Park will be able to watch and wa­ger on all 13 Breed­ers’ Cup races from Santa Anita Park in Ar­ca­dia, Calif., on Fri­day and Satur­day. Post time at Lau­rel. is 12:30 p.m. The first Breed­ers’ Cup race is sched­uled for 5: 25 p. m. Fri­day and 3:05 p.m. Satur­day, with the $6 mil­lion Clas­sic set for 8:35 p.m. Satur­day. BASE­BALL: The Seat­tle Mariners sent for­mer Ori­oles catcher Steve Cle­venger (Mount Saint Joseph) out­right to Triple-A Ta­coma. ... The Philadel­phia Phillies have shifted for­mer Ori­oles pitch­ing coach Rick Kranitz from bullpen coach to as­sis­tant pitch­ing coach. VAR­SITY GIRLS SOCCER: Arch­bishop Spald­ing (13-2-2) moved from 12th to sixth in the Na­tional Soccer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica and USA To­day Su­per 25 rank­ings. McDonogh (7-2-3) fell from 17th to 18th. —

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