Maryland rides 3-point shooting past Marshall

Robert Carter scored 19 points, Diamond Stone tied his career high with 16 and No. 4 Maryland pulled away for an 87-67 victory over Marshall in a men’s basketball game on Sunday at College Park, Maryland.

Melo Trimble added 13 points to go with seven assists and five rebounds for the Terrapins (11-1), who hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to win their fifth straight game.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points for Maryland.

Stevie Browning was one of four Marshall players to score 11 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds for the Thundering Herd (4-9), who made 6 of 31 3-point attempts.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lashann Higgs scored 17 points and No. 5 Texas (11-0) beat Sam Houston State 83-49 at Austin, Texas.

Higgs, a highly touted freshman guard, produced a season-high eight assists, matched her best with four steals, and grabbed eight rebounds.

Ariel Atkins added 12 points as the Longhorns (11-0) increased their regular-season non-conference winning streak to 25 games.

Shernise Robertson led Sam Houston (4-6) with 16 points.


WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Lukas Hrusik broke a tie 19 seconds into the third period and Slovakia beat Belarus 4-2 in its first round-robin game at Helsinki.

In Group A, Soeren Nielsen and Mathias From scored to help Denmark open with a 2-1 victory over Switzerland. Thomas Lillie made 22 saves for Denmark.

The United States, a 4-2 winner over Canada in its Group A opener Saturday, will face Sweden on Monday. Canada will play Denmark.


INJURY: Germany’s top downhill racer Josef Ferstl is out for the season with a knee injury.

The country’s skiing federation said Ferstl tore knee ligaments in a crash during training at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. The federation did not specify Sunday which knee was injured.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Norwich appointed former Labour Party cabinet minister Ed Balls as its chairman.

The club said Sunday that Balls will take up his new role immediately and attend Norwich’s home Premier League match against Aston Villa on Monday. The Canaries are one place above the relegation zone.

– From news service reports