Sports in Brief (March 18)

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March 18, 2008

4:37 PM

**Women’s Gymnastics**
__Tribe drops close one to Towson, defeats Yale__
The Tribe had a strong performance at Towson University this weekend, finishing second out of three teams with a score of 192.025. With 193.300 points, Towson finished first, while Yale University placed third with 190.725 points. The Tribe started strong with several season-high performances on bars, and continued to tally solid scores on the beam, floor and vault. Senior gymnast Tricia Long, who was honored this week as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week, registered a career-high all-around total. Sophomore Jen Stack was honored this week by the ECAC, earning Specialist of the Week honors.

p. **CAA Men’s Basketball**
__Three CAA teams garner postseason tourney bids__
The NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed Sunday evening and George Mason University, winners of the CAA Tournament, received the 12th-seed in the East region. They will take on fifth-seeded Notre Dame (24-7) Thursday in Denver, Colo. Mason (23-10) will rely on its Final Four experience and seniors Folarin Campbell and Will Thomas. The Mason-Notre Dame game will play the winner of the match up between fourth-seeded Washington State University and 13th-seeded Winthrop University. Virginia Commonwealth University, winners of the regular season CAA crown and owners of a 24-7 record, will be headed to the National Invitation Tournament and will host the University of Alabama at Birmingham (22-10) Wednesday at 7 p.m. Old Dominion University will see postseason action in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational when they host Rider University tonight at 7 p.m.

p. **Men’s Golf**
__Parker leads College to tenth–place after day one__
Tribe freshman Brandon Parker shot an impressive opening round score of one-over par to lead the College at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg Monday. Parker’s score placed the freshman in a tie for tenth overall, four strokes behind leader Andy Whalen of St. Bonaventure University. Senior Jimmy Femino registered a two-over par round to place him in a tie for sixteenth. The Tribe recorded a score of 18-over as a team to hold a tie for tenth place — 16 strokes behind overall leader Francis Marion. The final round of the intercollegiate will be played today.

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