Mary­land women face cru­cial clash at Rut­gers

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The No. 8 Mary­land women's bas­ket­ball team (21-2, 10-2) will travel to No. 20 Rut­gers (17-5, 9-2) for a 2 p.m. matchup to­day in Pis­cat­away, N.J. The Terps, who have won six straight games, hold a half game lead over the Scar­let Knights for the top of the Big Ten stand­ings. Mary­land owns the all­times se­ries over Rut­gers, 25-12 and has won six of seven meet­ings since join­ing the league in 2014-15. The Scar­let Knights took their first meet­ing this sea­son, 73-65, in Col­lege Park on Dec. 31. The Terps han­dled North­west­ern, 72-57, Thurs­day in Col­lege Park. Ju­nior Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) led the Terps with 16 points and nine re­bounds, ju­nior Kaila Charles added 12 points, fresh­man Tay­lor Mike­sell scored 11 and ju­nior Sara Vu­jacic added 10 points off the bench.

Jonyae Curry (West­mis­nter) scored 23 points for Steven­son, but a late push by the Mus­tangs fell short, 71-70, at Wi­dener . ... No. 23 Get­tys­burg used a 17-3 run span­ning the first and sec­ond quar­ters to take con­trol of the con­test on its way to a 64-38 win against vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton Col­lege (7-15). Emily Thie­mann led the Shore­women with 10 points . ... Lexie Scholtz’s dou­ble dou­ble helped lead Johns Hop­kins to win No. 20 with a 76-63 vic­tory over Muh­len­berg. Scholtz also be­came the first player in pro­gram his­tory to eclipse the 900 points, 500 re­bounds and 300 as­sists in a ca­reer.

Tray White (St. Paul’s) and Dal­las Mar­shall each scored 15 points as vis­it­ing Wash­ing­ton Col­lege de­feated Get­tys­burg, 5653, in a Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence game . ... Ma­son Wang scored 29 points in Hood’s 107-100 loss Ly­coming in Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Com­mon­wealth play . ... Mon­taque Wright (Lake Clifton) had 14 points in Steven­son’s 75-55 loss to Wi­dener in MAC Com­mon­wealth play . ... DJ Harper scored a ca­reer-high 33 points in McDaniel’s 8280 loss to Haver­ford . ... Ju­nior Harry O’Neil and fresh­man Brae­den John­son com­bined for 40 points to lead Johns Hop­kins to a 90-81 win over Ursi­nus in the 18th an­nual Wall-O’Ma­hony Game.

Late Night Pow Wow works to­ward Lau­rel Park start

Breeze Easy’s Grade 3 win­ner Late Night Pow Wow made the trip from Charles Town to Lau­rel Park Satur­day morn­ing to put in her lone timed work ahead of a sched­uled start in the $250,000 Bar­bara Fritchie (G3) next Satur­day. With reg­u­lar rider Fredy Pel­troche aboard, Late Night Pow Wow breezed five fur­longs in 59 sec­onds over a fast main track, fourth-fastest of 21 horses at the dis­tance. Trainer Javier Con­tr­eras is fol­low­ing a sim­i­lar blue­print head­ing into the 7-fur­long Bar­bara Fritchie, one of two graded-stakes and five stakes over­all worth $800,000 in purses on the Win­ter Car­ni­val pro­gram. Late Night Pow Wow, a win­ner of eight straight races and 10 of 11 life­time, shipped from West Vir­ginia to Mary­land to work over the track prior to vic­to­ries in the Willa On the Move last Novem­ber to cap her 2018 sea­son and the Jan. 12 What A Sum­mer in her 4-year-old de­but.

The Fred­er­ick Keys will hold na­tional an­them au­di­tions March 6 from 4-8 p.m. Au­di­tions are slated to take place at the FSK Mall in Cen­ter Court. In­di­vid­u­als or groups who want to par­tic­i­pate in this year’s au­di­tions must pre-reg­is­ter by vis­it­ing fred­er­ick­keys.com. Na­tional an­them forms must be sub­mit­ted to Sarah Klein­hans by email, mail or fax by March 5. To email a form or for any ad­di­tional ques­tions, email SKlein­[email protected]­er­ick­keys.com or call 301-815-9917.

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