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Alexander leads Lipscomb by Maryville (Mo.) 73-55

Alexander leads Lipscomb by Maryville (Mo.) 73-55

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Deonte Alexander led four Lipscomb players in double figures in a 73-55 victory over Maryville (Mo.) Monday night.

Lipscomb (1-1) dominated the first half against the NAIA Division II Saints, leading 43-24 at halftime. The Bisons, up 17-13 midway through the half, went on a 9-0 run. Stephen Hurt scored seven straight points during the spurt to make it 26-13.

Lipscomb later expanded its lead from 31-21 to 42-21. Alexander hit two jumpers in that stretch, one a 3-pointer.

The Bisons outrebounded Maryville 38-16, pulling down 12 on the offensive glass. Guard Khion Stankey was scoreless but took 12 boards.

Martin Smith and J.C. Hampton scored 13 points each for Lipscomb, and Hurt had 10.

Armon Provo (10 points) was the only double-figure scorer for Maryville (2-0), which considered the game an exhibition. Darrin Young Jr. added eight points for the Saints, who were 7 of 28 on treys.

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Nick Markakis makes All-Star debut after 12 1/2 seasons

Beloved former Oriole Nick Markakis is finally being recognized as an All-Star this week in Washington, D.C. at the 89th Midsummer Classic. 

The 34-year-old right fielder waited 12 1/2 Major League Baseball seasons for his name to be called. 

Markakis, who is on his way to having the best season of his career, is batting .323 and leading the NL with 120 hits. He received the most votes of any NL outfielder in fan voting.

A 22-year-old Markakis first arrived in the Orioles clubhouse in 2006 when the average age of the rest of the Orioles’ starting lineup was 32. The now 34-year-old finds himself as one of the oldest on a Braves team that is 10 games above .500 at the halfway point of the season and only 1/2 game back from the first-place Phillies.  

MLB announced Tuesday night's starting lineups, which features Markakis batting 7th and playing right field for the National League. 

Catch Markakis and the rest of the field in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at 8 p.m. on FOX. 

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