Football gets first commitment from Class of 2015
Highly touted Georgia athlete Montrell Custis announced Sunday afternoon that he has committed to play football for the University of Kentucky.
Custis is UK's first commitment from the Class of 2015.
247Sports ranks the 6-foot, 175-pound prospect as the No. 28 cornerback in the junior class. That recruiting service considers Custis a four-star prospect. Scout.com and ESPN both list him as a three-star player.
Custis also had reported offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and West Virginia.
Players from the junior class will not be permitted to sign with a school until February 2015.
In a career-best performance, freshman Anni Thomasson exploded for 30 kills and 22 digs and three Wildcats posted double-doubles as the Kentucky volleyball team came back in the final set to beat LSU 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-27, 15-13) in five sets in Memorial Coliseum. Senior Whitney Billings and sophomore setter Morgan Bergren also posted double-doubles.
Kirk earns first Masters trip at McGladrey
A wild back nine for Chris Kirk ended with a victory in the McGladrey Classic on Sunday.
Kirk closed with a 4-under 66 and received plenty of help from Briny Baird. They were tied for the lead playing the 18th hole at Sea Island when Baird topped a 4-iron out of a fairway bunker into the water hazard. Kirk had only to make par for a one-shot win over Baird and Tim Clark.
Baird earlier was poised to go as many as three shots ahead of Kirk on the 15th hole. But he three-putted for par, and Kirk saved par from the hazard with a 20-foot par putt. Kirk caught him with a 15-foot birdie on the 17th.
The win sends Kirk to the Masters for the first time.
Taiwan's Teresa Lu won the Mizuno Classic on Sunday, birdieing the last two holes and six of the final eight for a two-stroke victory. The 25-year-old Lu, a regular on the Japan LPGA Tour after giving up her LPGA Tour membership in 2010, shot an 8-under 64 in windy, wet conditions at Kintetsu Kashikojima. She finished at 14-under 202 and earned $180,000 for her first professional title.
Adam Scott shot a 4-under 67 to win the storm-delayed Australian PGA by four strokes on Sunday. Scott and playing partner Rickie Fowler marked their balls on the 12th fairway after a severe storm warning suspended play with Scott holding a one-shot lead. When Scott returned, his iron shot from the fairway nearly holed out for an albatross and he made the 1-foot eagle putt. Scott was 4 under in his seven holes after the weather suspension. Fowler finished second with a 68.
Robinson's 38 points lift Morehead in OT
Senior guard Terrice Robinson scored 38 points, including 30 in the second half and overtime, as the Morehead State women's basketball team erased a 16-point deficit to defeat host Lipscomb 82-77 in overtime Sunday at Allen Arena.
Robinson's total was the third-highest single-game output in program history, just behind her 39-point effort last year at Ohio. She played just 27 minutes and was 17-of-21 at the free throw line, which came within one of the school record for free throws in a game.
Junior guard Almesha Jones recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. She also added five assists and four steals. Robinson tied her career-high with eight rebounds.
Kent State 75, Eastern Kentucky 74 (women): Rachel Mendelsohn's three-pointer with two seconds on the clock lifted host Kent State past the Eastern Kentucky women in overtime at the M.A.C. Center EKU's loss came despite a game-high 26 points from senior Marie Carpenter who knocked down a jumper with five seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime.
Youngstown St. 74, Eastern Ky. 67 (men): Eastern Kentucky's men couldn't overcome an 18-1 first half run by Youngstown State and lost in the championship game of the Kennesaw State Invitational. Glenn Cosey and Orlando Williams each finished with 12 points for the Colonels.
No. 21 Notre Dame 80, Stetson 49: Jerian Grant and Garrick Sherman scored 15 points each and No. 21 Notre Dame won for the second game in three days.
Morehead St. women finish atop OVC
The Morehead State women's soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over host UT Martin on Sunday afternoon to win the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at Skyhawk Field. Junior forward Macy Cobb provided the only score MSU needed in the 46th minute, off an assist from sophomore defender Kelsey Gomez.
The tournament championship is Morehead State's third in the past six years.
"I'm happy for everyone associated with Morehead State soccer," Head Coach Warren Lipka said. "Our players have worked hard and deserve to be champions."
Sophomore goalkeeper Elizabeth Floyd was credited with a season-best seven saves for MSU. Cobb's goal was her fifth of the season.
Assumption takes state title
After Notre Dame pulled within 19-18 in the first set in the State Tournament final, Assumption scored the final six points of the set on its way to a 25-18, 25-13, 28-26 victory for the state crown.
The No. 2-ranked Rockets (37-6) captured their fourth straight state title and 18th in the past 22 years. Assumption also captured its third state championship in nine days, having won the field hockey crown on Nov. 2 and the Class 3-A cross country title on Saturday, according to the Courier-Journal.
Alyssa Cavanaugh finished with a match-high 12 kills, and Alexa Filley had 31 assists and 10 digs on her way to tournament MVP honors, the Courier-Journal reported.
Bledsoe leads Suns over Davis, Pelicans
Former Wildcat Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-94 on Sunday night.
Morris shot 9 of 12, and has gone 30 for 38 from the field over his past three games while averaging 24.7 points in that span.
Suns coach Jeff Hornacek became the first coach in franchise history to win his first four home games.
Jason Smith scored 22 points while Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow each had 16 for the Pelicans.
The Pelicans pulled even at 65 on a layup by ex-Cat Anthony Davis with 1:23 left in the third period, but Morris scored the last six points of the quarter to take a 71-65 lead into the fourth.
The last word
The U.S. women's soccer team completed its sixth undefeated year with a 4-1 win over Brazil in an international friendly Sunday. One of those goals came on a penalty kick by Abby Wambach. Said the 33-year-old:
"That's been my job for I don't know how many years. I've missed less than a handful (of penalty kicks). I've been taking them all week since I missed that one against New Zealand (in the last outing). I don't miss too many in a row."