No. 5 Maryland women rout Loyola 97-47


No. 5 Maryland women rout Loyola 97-47

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  -- Midway through the third quarter, Maryland's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough made a steal at half court, swung the ball behind her back and never broke stride on her way to an easy layup.

The flashy play by the junior guard seemed to spark the No. 5 Terrapins to a 97-47 rout of crosstown Loyola on Tuesday night.

"She sets the tone. We really go as Shatori goes," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "When Shatori is in a great place, our team is in a great place. Just to see her growth and where she is leading us is exciting."

Walker-Kimbrough scored 21 points and Brene Moseley had 15 for Maryland, which shot 36 of 68 (52.9 percent) from the field. Brianna Fraser added 11 points and Kristen Confroy finished with 10.

Maryland (9-0) plays Southern and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore before a showdown with No. 1 Connecticut on Dec. 28.

Diana Logan went 5 of 7 from 3-point range and had 19 points for Loyola (3-6). The Greyhounds' reserves were outscored 52-24 by their counterparts with Maryland. Loyola finished with just one free throw.

Colleen Marshall and Logan hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second quarter and get the Greyhounds within four. The Terrapins then overwhelmed Loyola with their size and speed, pulling away with a 26-6 run capped by Moseley's layup.

"I thought we responded really well," Walker-Kimbrough said. "We ramped up our defense. We got easy shots on offense and we executed. We sped them up on defense. I thought we did a good job on our press."

The Terps got points from nine players, including 14 from Walker-Kimbrough, and led 50-24 at the break. Maryland scored 16 points off 11 turnovers by Loyola.

A layup by Jones gave Maryland a 57-27 lead with 5:56 left in the third quarter. The Terrapins continued to wear down the Greyhounds. Another layup by Moseley provided a 71-37 margin.

Loyola tried to slow Maryland down with a 2-3 zone, but nothing worked. A layup by Kiah Gillespie extended the lead to 90-44 with 5:01 left.

"They are always hard to guard," Loyola coach Joe Logan said. "They are solid and so steady. I thought we got good looks but they just didn't go in. I'm proud of how we played. I just wished we could have made a few more shots."

It was the Terps' 27th straight home victory.

Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats


Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats

WASHINGTON -- Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Vince Velasquez pitched five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington's six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

Velasquez (2-4) allowed one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He also struck out four, walked four and hit a batter.

Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris then combined for four innings of one-hit relief. Neris earned his sixth save.

Trea Turner led off the Washington ninth with a walk and was running when Matt Wieters popped out to short right field. Turner, who slid into second, lost track of the ball and was easily doubled off first.

Wilmer Difo homered for Washington. Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0 for 2 with two walks after missing 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his toe.

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.

Andrew Stevenson accounted for Washington's other hit, a one-out single in the sixth. Pedro Severino followed with a walk, but Ramos induced a double-play grounder from Rafael Bautista.

Cesar Hernandez opened the game with a single off Roark and Hoskins homered to center on a 3-2 pitch. It was his fifth of the season.

Maikel Franco provided an insurance run when he followed Carlos Santana's one-out triple with a single in the sixth.


Phillies: RHP Ben Lively (lower back strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session. Lively was placed on the disabled list April 27. ... Manager Gabe Kapler said RHP Pat Neshek (shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session as the next step in his rehabilitation. Neshek has not appeared in a game this season.

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was scratched from the lineup due to stiffness in his side, according to manager Dave Martinez. ... RHP Trevor Gott, who sprained an ankle in the sixth inning Friday night, is day to day.


The winners of the last three NL Cy Young Awards square off when Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) opposes Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA). Arrieta won the award in 2015 with the Cubs and Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, has claimed the honor each of the last two seasons.

Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.


Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.