Sports at a glance
Rams fall short in PIAA finals
HERSHEY — The Richland Rams quest to bring home District 6’s first boys PIAA basketball championship came to an end Wednesday at the Giant Center, as they succumbed to District 12 champion Neumann-Goretti, 57-42, in the Class 3A championship.
Neumann-Goretti claimed its fifth consecutive PIAA championship on the shoulders of Dymir Montague, who led the Saints in scoring with 23 points. Tyler Zimmerman had 16 for the silver-medalist Rams.
Elsewhere in H.S. hoops:
n The Mars Lady Planets claimed the PIAA Class 5A girls title in thrilling fashion.
Tai Johnson’s steal and old-school 3-point play with 4.2 seconds remaining put the Lady Planets ahead, 36-33, for the WPIAL program’s first PIAA title.
n In Class 4A girls action, Lancaster Catholic were winners over Berks Catholic, 51-36, polishing off a perfect season with a record of 32-0.
n The high school season came to an end after a tightly-contested battle in the Class 6A boys championship game, as Roman Catholic pulled away late against Lincoln, 92-80, to claim its third PIAA title in four years.
Seth Lundy and Hakin Hart each had 28 and 26 points respecitively for Roman Catholic, while Khalif Meares led Lincoln with 28.
Isner returns to Miami semifinals
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Nothing was coming easily to John Isner over the first three months of this year, and he was essentially a nonfactor in every tournament he entered.
The big-serving American is in the semifinals of the Miami Open for the second time in the past four years, after overpowering South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-1, 6-4 in just over an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The 14th-seeded Isner finished with 13 aces, won all but one of his 32 first-serve points and avenged a loss to the 19th-seeded Chung at Auckland in his first match of the year back in January.
Former Raider QB David Humm dies
ALAMEDA, Calif. — David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.
The Raiders announced Humm’s death on Wednesday, calling him a true Raider for his seven years with the team.
Humm had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 and was in a wheelchair for more than 20 years. The Lincoln Journal Star said he died Tuesday night at home in Las Vegas.
Humm was a starter for three seasons at Nebraska, leading the team to top 10 finishes each season. He was a second-team All-American in 1974 when he finished fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.
“I recall that getting Dave to Nebraska was one of the most intense recruiting battles we ever won,” retired Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said. “At the time, you could take as many visits as you wanted, and Dave took 12 or 13 visits, including one to Bear Bryant and Alabama.”
Little nets 28 at McDonald’s game
ATLANTA — Nassir Little scored 28 points, three shy of the McDonald’s All-American Game record, and the West rallied to beat the East 131-128 on Wednesday night.
Little, a 6-foot-7 North Carolina commit, was named the MVP after shooting 12 of 17 from the floor. Only Jonathan Bender (31) and Michael Jordan (30) scored more points in the event’s 41-year history.
Highly touted Duke recruit Zion Williamson left the game with 6:05 left in the second half with a right-hand injury and did not return. He stumbled on drive, braced his fall with his right hand and grimaced in pain on the ground before heading to the locker room.
Williamson’s future Blue Devil teammate R.J. Barrett scored 26 points for the East.
From Mirror, wire reports