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                                                                                                                                                   Bangor Daily News, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Sports C3

Novosel leads No. 1 Notre Dame by California
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                   Diggins scored four points and
                                       Kayla McBride hit a layup after
   SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Natalie          making a steal. After a timeout,
Novosel was aggressive from            McBride made another steal
the outset, taking the ball to the     and Brittany Mallory drove for
basket and her reward was a            a lefty layup and a 41-33 lead.
long and successful night at the          The Irish came up with five
free      throw                        steals in the first four minutes
line        that     WOMEN’S           of the second half as Cal sud-
helped top- BASKETBALL                 denly had trouble handling the
seeded Notre                           ball and the crowd at the Purcell
Dame beat California to earn a         Pavilion erupted.
spot in the NCAA round of 16.             BAYLOR 76, FLORIDA 57:
   Novosel scored 28 points, hit-      Brittney Griner became the sec-
ting 18-of-20 from the line, as the    ond woman to dunk in an NCAA
Irish pulled away in the second        tournament game Tuesday
half and beat the Golden Bears         night, slamming one down with
73-62 on Tuesday night.                her right hand early in the sec-
   Skylar Diggins added 21             ond half of top-seeded Baylor’s
points — 15 in the second half         76-57 win over ninth-seeded
— and Devereaux Peters had 11          Florida at Bowling Green, Ohio.
points and 14 rebounds for the            Griner went nearly 12 min-
Irish (32-3).                          utes without scoring at the be-
   Tied at the half with the de-       ginning of the game but fin-
termined Golden Bears, the             ished with 25 points, including
Irish started the second half          the night’s biggest highlight.
with a 10-2 run and came up               Odyssey Sims added 14 points
with five early steals, setting off    for Baylor (36-0). Azania Stewart
the partisan crowd at Purcell          led Florida (20-13) with 14.
Pavilion. The Irish built the             Candace Parker of Tennessee
lead to 17 and held on after Cal       dunked twice in an NCAA tour-
cut it to nine as Novosel made         nament game in 2006 against
six straight free throws in the              .
                                       Army Griner’s dunk was her
final minute.                          first of the season and sixth of
   Cal (25-10) got 17 points from      her career. Parker holds the ca-
Layshia Clarendon and 15 from          reer record with seven.
Reshanda Gray But the Golden              The Lady Bears will play
Bears were hurt by 19 turn-            Georgia Tech in the round of 16.
overs, 12 in the second half.             GEORGIA          TECH      76,
   Novosel, who had 17 points by       GEORGETOWN 64: Sydney
half, shot just 5-for-18 from the      Wallace continued her scoring
field but made the most of her         tear with 23 points, and Georgia                                                                                                                      AP PHOTO BY CHARLES REX ARBOGAST
frequent trips to the line. Notre      Tech claimed its first berth in       Notre Dame guard Natalie Novosel is fouled from behind during the second half of a second-round NCAA women’s tournament basket-
Dame finished 26-for-33 from the       the regional semifinals of the        ball game against California in South Bend, Ind., Tuesday. Notre Dame won 73-62 with Novosel leading all scorers with 28 points.
line to only 7-for-14 for Cal in the   women’s NCAA tournament by
rough and physical game.               beating Georgetown at Chapel
   It is Notre Dame’s 10th trip to     Hill, N.C..                           while winning for the 15th time       ST. BONAVENTURE 66,                 in NCAA tournament’s round              Marist (26-8) had a chance to tie
the round of 16 in the last 16            Sasha Goodlett added 14            in 18 games and prolonging the      MARIST 63: Jessica Jenkins            of 16 at Tallahassee, Fla.           the score at 64 with 1:25 left, but
seasons under coach Muffet Mc-         points and 11 rebounds for the        best season in school history.      scored 22 points and Doris Orte-         Leanne Ockenden missed a          Kelsey Beynnon missed a free
Graw.                                  Yellow Jackets (26-8).                  Now comes their biggest chal-     ga contributed 13 points and 10       desperation 3-point shot at the      throw that would have completed a
   Notre Dame came out with a             They shot 50 percent and           lenge: A trip to Iowa to face       rebounds to lead St. Bonaven-         buzzer for 13th- seeded Marist,                       .
                                                                                                                                                                                            three-point play CeCe Dixon’s two
quick 8-2 run in the first two         never let Georgetown get closer       Baylor — the tournament’s top       ture to a 66-63 win Tuesday           which was the lowest seed to         free throws with 23 seconds left
minutes of the second half as          than eight in the second half         overall seed — on Saturday .        night against Marist and a spot       advance into the second round.       gave St. Bonaventure a 66-63 lead.

Sox’s Bard sharp in                                                          WR Lloyd officially joins Patriots
his last two innings                                                         THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                offensive lineman Dan Connolly,
                                                                                                                 and announced two more free-
                                                                                                                                                       the Patriots. He had 17 recep-
                                                                                                                                                       tions with Cleveland in 2008,
                                                                                                                                                                                               For Lloyd, this is just another
                                                                                                                                                                                            stop in a journeyman career. He
                                                                                FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The          agent deals, with defensive end       two with Baltimore in 2010 and       has also played for the 49ers,
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                   He has a 2.33 ERA in four             New England Patriots an-            Jonathan Fanene and tight end         22 with Washington last year. He     Redskins, Bears and Rams, and
                                       starts.                               nounced the signing of free         Daniel Fells.                         was suspended for the 2009 sea-      was traded by Denver to St. Louis
   FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dan-                TIGERS 7, BRAVES 2:                agent receiver                         Lloyd joins a new-look receiv-     son by NFL Commissioner              during last season. He caught 51
iel Bard allowed three runs,           Ryan Raburn hit his sixth             Brandon Lloyd          NFL          ing corps in New England. On          Roger Goodell for violating the      passes for 683 yards and five
three hits and three walks in          home run in spring training           on Tuesday .                        Saturday, the Patriots signed         league’s personal conduct poli-      touchdowns for the Rams.
five innings Tuesday night as          and Justin Verlander gave up             Lloyd, 30, is a nine-year vet-   former Colts wide receiver An-        cy for a DUI vehicular man-             Connolly, 29, is a veteran of
the Boston Red Sox lost to the         two runs, four hits and two           eran and came to terms with the     thony Gonzalez, and on Monday,        slaughter charge.                    seven NFL seasons, and has
Toronto Blue Jays 9-2.                 walks.                                team last week. He has played in    they added Donte’ Stallworth,            The receiver signings could       been with the Patriots since
   Being con-                             Before the game, the Tigers        112 games, catching 311 passes      who spent one season in New           spell the end of Chad Ochocin-       2007. While with New England,
verted from a        SPRING            announced that star third             for 4,784 yards and 31 touch-       England in 2007 when the team         co’s career with the team. He        he has started at both guard and
reliever to a       TRAINING           baseman Miguel Cabrera                downs. His best season was in       went 18-0 before losing the           signed a two-year contract be-       center. Last season, Connolly
starter this                           would miss at least a week            2010 with Denver when he made       Super Bowl to the New York Gi-        fore last season but struggled       played in 13 regular-season
year, Bard allowed a two-run           with a broken bone below his          the Pro Bowl after leading the      ants.                                 trying to learn the offense and      games with 11 starts at center.
double in the second to Travis         right eye. He was hit by a bad-       NFL with 1,448 yards receiving.        Stallworth had 46 catches          finished with 15 catches in 15       He also started at center in all
Snider.                                hop grounder the previous day.           The Patriots also re-signed      during that regular season with       regular-season games.                three postseason games.
   Bard, who struck out two,              Delmon Young hit his fourth
said he felt better in the fourth      homer and drove in three runs.
and fifth innings than he did
in the first three. He retired
his last eight batters and 12 of
                                          Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens gave
                                       up seven runs in five innings
                                       and had a 10.13 ERA.
                                                                             Elway: Tebow handled Manning news with class
his final 14.                             CARDINALS 6, ASTROS 1:
   Boston’s Kelly Shoppach, slat-      Kyle Lohse allowed one run            THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                                      him to choose Denver over other      There’s no signing bonus. Man-
ed to back up catcher Jarrod           and three hits in five innings.                                                                                 suitors, the most serious of         ning will get $18 million guaran-
Saltalamacchia, hit a two-run             Matt Holliday hit a two-run           DENVER — Broncos execu-                                                which were the Titans and 49ers:     teed for next season, but must
homer in the second off Aaron          triple in a three-run first           tive John Elway said Tim Tebow                                            “I’m seeing him as the leader of     pass a physical before each sea-
Laffey, who gave up two runs           against Jordan Lyles and              was disappointed but very posi-                                           a franchise. I really liked what     son, starting in 2013, to get paid.
and three hits in five innings.        scored on Lance Berkman’s a           tive when they talked about                                                             .
                                                                                                                                                       he had to say Everyone knows            “I don’t consider it much of a
   RAYS 3, MARLINS 2:                  sacrifice fly.                        Denver’s plans to sign Peyton                                             what kind of competitor he is as     risk, knowing Peyton Man-
Tampa Bay pitcher Wade Davis              Lyles, competing for a spot in     Manning.                                                                  a player. I can tell he’s just as    ning,” Elway said. “I asked him,
took a hard shot by Donnie             Houston’s rotation, gave up four         Speaking Tuesday at a news                                             competitive in this new role.        ‘Is there any doubt in your mind
Murphy off his right ankle in          runs and seven hits in five in-       conference to introduce the 11-        Manning             Tebow          That got me excited.”                that you can’t get back to the
the second inning during the           nings.                                time Pro Bowl selection as the                                               And so, the deal was sealed.      Peyton Manning we know of ?’
Rays’ 3-2 win over the Miami              PHILLIES 4, ORIOLES 1:             newest Bronco, Elway said           want to be where I was before I          Manning has a five-year, $96      And he said, ‘There’s no doubt
Marlins on Tuesday.                    Roy Halladay rebounded from a         Tebow’s response was typical of     was injured. There’s a lot of         million contract and plans to        in my mind.’”
   Murphy’s two-out shot off           horrid outing against Minnesota       the exciting young quarterback.     work to do to get where we want       retire in Denver. His familiar          It was 14 years ago that
Davis’ ankle bounced into              by allowing one run and three            Elway said Tebow was “very       to be from a health standpoint.”      No. 18 was actually retired — a      Bowlen stood on the podium in
right field for a double and left      hits in six innings. He struck out    positive. He’s like, ‘We’re talk-      On his potential role in being     tribute to Denver’s first quarter-   San Diego, lifted the franchise’s
the pitcher limping. After he          five, hit a batter and walked none.   ing about Peyton Manning. I         the man who could bring about         back, Frank Tripucka, who was        first Super Bowl trophy and pro-
was attended to by a trainer,             Baltimore’s run came on a first-   understand what you’re doing.’”     the end of Tebow’s popular stay       more than happy to let Man-          claimed: “This one’s for John.”
Davis took some practice jogs          inning double by Adam Jones.             Tebow turned Denver around       in Denver: “I know what kind of       ningbring it out of mothballs.          But this franchise hasn’t been
on the infield and stayed in the          Brian Matusz allowed a run         last season but misfired on pass-   player Tim Tebow is, what kind        The Broncos, meanwhile, have         anywhere near what it was
game.                                  and seven hits in five innings.       es and was often more effective     of person he is, what an awesome      some protection in the way the       since Elway retired a year later
   He allowed one run and three           ROYALS 6, ANGELS 4: C.J.           as a runner. Manning is one the     year it was. If Tim Tebow is here     contract     was     formulated.     with a second title in tow.
hits in five innings, struck out       Wilson allowed three hits in          best QBs in league history and      next year, I’m going to be the best
five and walked none.                  five shutout innings, struck          won a Super Bowl in 2007.           teammate I can be to him. He and
   Marlins starter Josh John-          out five and walked none. He             Elway didn’t say exactly what    I are going to help this team win
son retired his first eight bat-       has allowed one run in 14 in-         will happen to Tebow but, “It       games. If other opportunities
ters and gave up two runs and
four hits in 4 2-3 innings with
four strikeouts and one walk.
                                       nings in four spring training
                                       starts after signing a $77.5 mil-
                                       lion, five-year contract.
                                                                             would be our goal for us to get
                                                                             (Tebow) in the best situation
                                                                                                                 present themselves to him, I’m
                                                                                                                 going to wish him the best.”
                                                                                                                    On Elway’s role in leading
                                                                                                                                                                                 Bangor Boating
                                                                                Manning was introduced as
                                                                             the new quarterback of the Den-                                                                     & Marine Show
St. Joseph’s sweeps                                                          ver Broncos on Tuesday, the
                                                                             four-time MVP taking the spot
                                                                             once held by Elway, who as
                                                                                                                                                                                 We’ve got the boat you’re
Lassell in doubleheader                                                      Broncos vice president engi-
                                                                             neered the deal to bring the
                                                                             NFL’s most sought-after free
                                                                                                                                                                                 looking for at the Bangor
   NEWTON, Mass. — Maddie              RBI double and Maria Labbe            agent to town.                                                                                      Boat Show!
Kluna allowed only three hits in       had a run-producing single for           It’s a deal that could also
seven inning to lead the St. Jo-
seph’s College Monks by Lasell
                                       the Monks in the inning. Saluti
                                       hit an RBI double for the Lasers.
                                                                             mark the end of Tim Tebow’s
                                                                             days in Denver — a bold move,                                                                       Fun for the entire
3-0 in the first game and the
Monks      com-                              Women’s lacrosse
                                                                             for sure, but one Elway was
                                                                             more than willing to take.                                                                                     family!
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13-3 win in sec-                       scored four goals and added an        Plan A.”
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Grovo each had RBI singles for
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   Denise Archetto, Jacqui Sa-
                                       goals for the 3-3 Huskies while
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                                                                             ing around since March 7, when
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