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Baru, Coll. of Charleston beat Old Dominion 76-65

Baru, Coll. of Charleston beat Old Dominion 76-65

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Adjehi Baru scored a career-high 20 points with nine rebounds and College of Charleston dominated the second half to defeat Old Dominion 76-65 Tuesday night.

Tied at 28 at the half, the Cougars (6-4) surged to a seven-point lead, with Baru dunking twice and hitting a free throw in the 9-2 run.

The Monarchs (1-10), who led by five in the first half, trimmed the deficit to three points, but Charleston answered with a 12-2 run to push the lead into double digits.

Rebounding from back-to-back home losses, the Cougars shot 61.5 percent in the second half (16 of 26), including 6 of 13 from 3-point range.

Andrew Lawrence added 17 points and Anthony Thomas 13 for Charleston. Trent Wiedeman, who missed six games with an ankle sprain, chipped in seven points.

DeShawn Painter, with 15 points, led Old Dominion in the first meeting between the two programs.

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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 

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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen. 

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