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What's Up with Local Sports? 3/25/13

Mar 25, 2013 05:48PM ● By Anonymous

The Washington Capitals (15-16-1) The Caps enjoyed a fantastic weekend by earning back-to-back wins in Winnipeg on Thursday and Friday nights, outscoring the Jets 10-1 in those two games. Their weekend culminated with a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. Next game: vs. New York Islanders, March 26, 7 p.m.
The Washington Wizards (25-44) earned a huge 103-100 win Friday night on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. They followed up that win with a 101-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Next game: vs. Memphis Grizzlies, March 25, 7 p.m.
D.C. United (1-1-2) fell 2-1 to the Columbus Crew at R.F.K. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Rafael scored in his debut for D.C. United. Next game: at Sporting KC, April 5, 8:30 p.m.
The Georgetown Hoyas (25-7) suffered from yet another disappointing NCAA Tournament appearance when they lost to 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast 78-68 Friday night in Philadelphia. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Hoyas are the first team to be eliminated in four straight NCAA tournaments by a team seeded at least five spots lower.
No. 1 Maryland men's lacrosse (6-1) suffered their first loss of the season against North Carolina on Saturday, falling to the Tar Heels 10-8 at Byrd Stadium. Next game: at Virginia, March 30, 2 p.m. No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse (11-0) continue to roll with a 18-8 win over No. 19 James Madison at home on Saturday. Next game: at Towson, March 26, 7 p.m.
Maryland's men's basketball (24-12) advanced in the NIT with a 62-52 win over Denver. Dez Wells scored 19 points. Next game: at Alabama, March 26, 7:30 p.m. No. 12 Maryland women's basketball (25-7) earned a 72-52 win over No. 13 seed Quinnipiac in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament. Alyssa Thomas led the fourth-seeded Terps with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Tianna Hawkins scored 23 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Next game: vs. Michigan State, March 25, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Navy women's lacrosse (10-1) earned a 15-8 home win over Lafayette. Next game: vs. UC Davis, March 27, 4 p.m. Navy men's lacrosse (3-6) fell to Colgate 11-3 in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday. Next game: at Lehigh, March 30, 1 p.m.
The Navy women's basketball (21-12) season came to an end with a 61-41 loss to second-seed Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tournament on Sunday. DaNesha Stallworth led the reigning three-time Patriot League Tournament Champions with 18 points.
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 and the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-10 but lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4 this weekend. Next game: vs. Boston Red Sox, March 25, 1:05 p.m.
The Washington Nationals lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-3 and New York Mets 3-1 but finished the weekend with a 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. In roster news, the Nats accepted the return of Rule 5 prospects Jeff Kobernus (Tigers) and Danny Rosenbaum (Rockies). Next game: at Houston Astros, March 25, 6:05 p.m.
Baltimore Ravens fans watched a legend leave the nest when future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed was introduced as the newest member of the Houston Texans during a Friday morning press conference. Seeing Reed in a uniform other than purple or black will be a strange sight. However, Baltimore continues to reload after losing a lot of their top players in free agency. The team agreed to a five-year contract with star defensive end Elvis Dumervil on Sunday. Dumervil was set to agree to a new contract with the Denver Broncos on Friday but due to a fax machine mishap, he became a free agent and was free to sign anywhere and the Ravens swooped right in.