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Pagan scores 1,000th point for Stony Brook women's basketball team

In this June 26, 2019, file photo, New London's Tai Pagan, left, and her sister, India Pagan, right, pose for a photo with former Stonington great Heather Buck at the conclusion of The Day High School Athlete of the Year Awards banquet at the Port 'N Starboard banquet hall at Ocean Beach Park.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

India Pagan of New London became the 18th 1,000-point scorer in Stony Brook University women's basketball history Sunday in the Seawolves' 64-41 America East Conference victory at New Hampshire.

New London's Lucas watched and learned at Hartford, then grabbed her opportunity

Jada Lucas (3) is a senior on the University of Hartford women's basketball team. Lucas, a New London High School graduate who led the Whalers to two state championships during her career and played in three title games, had to wait a couple seasons to get playing time at Hartford but has thrived as a junior and senior under coach Morgan Valley. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin Photography)

Former New London High School whiz kid Jada Lucas, a member of The Day's All-Decade Team, is a senior member of the women's basketball team at the University of Hartford and the Hawks' leading scorer.

World Baseball Coaches' Convention moves very successfully online due to COVID-19

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker of Waterford argues with home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez before being ejected during 11th inning of a 2019 game in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pete Walker, entering his ninth season as the pitching coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and a part of professional baseball for 30 years, is still learning, he said.

Local roundup: Sun sign forward Mompremier to qualifying offer

The Connecticut Sun announced Monday that Beatrice Mompremier has accepted and signed a qualifying offer and will return to the WNBA franchise in 2021.

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLEastern Connecticut Board of Umpires — Looking for new members for the high school and American Legion baseball seasons. Training will begin in February. Contact: Matt McShane,...

COLUMNS

Contradictory H.S. sports rules leave many of us befuddled

Spring football never had a real chance in Connecticut.

Hard-luck Friars have been on wrong side of fantastic finishes

Providence is one of frontrunners for the Big East's Hard Luck Team of the Year award. The Friars...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local calendar

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLEastern Connecticut Board of Umpires — Looking for new members for the high school and American Legion baseball seasons. Training will begin in February. Contact: Matt McShane,...

Stonington coach Paulla Solar: 2020 was a year of life lessons for all of us

Stonington coach Paulla Solar, who still hopes to begin her 29th season this winter, called 2020 a year

This has been a year like none other and the changes to high school athletics is no exception. My heart goes out to all the young athletes, especially the seniors, who are sidelined by this terrible virus.

Ledyard coach Dave Cornish: 2020 took the air out of the balloon for everyone

Ledyard boys' basketball coach Dave Cornish, whose team remains idle as 2021 begins, says,

High school sports should be fun for kids and coaches but in today's world, unfortunately, things have changed drastically.

UCONN

No. 25 UConn prepared for a battle with St. John's

UConn's R.J. Cole (1) drives against DePaul's Charlie Moore during the first half of a game on Jan. 11 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

UConn (7-1, 4-1) is on a roll, carrying a season-high four game winning streak into Monday's Big East game against St. John's (7-7, 2-6) at 2:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn women add Poffenbarger to roster for second semester

The UConn women's basketball program announced Friday morning that Saylor Poffenbarger has enrolled in classes and will join the team for the second semester.

COLLEGES

No. 1 Stanford women fall to Colorado

Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed, right, pulls in a rebound as Stanford guards Lexie Hull, left, and Haley Jones defend in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Frida Formann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 77-72 upset win over No. 1 Stanford

College basketball top 25 roundup: No. 2 Baylor improves to 12-0

Baylor's Jonathan Tchatchoua (23) dunks the ball during the second half of Saturday's Big 12 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

Davion Mitchell had 19 points and Jared Butler finally scored late as No. 2 Baylor overcame No. 15 Texas Tech 68-60 on Saturday to stay undefeated after their closest game this season.

CT SUN

Miller signs four-year extension with Connecticut Sun

In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions a foul call against the Las Vegas Aces during Game 4 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that general manager and head Ccach Curt Miller has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2024 WNBA season.

Hiedeman accepts qualifying offer to return to Sun

In this Aug. 16 filep ohot, Natisha Hiedeman of the Connecticut Sun, right, drives to the basket against Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm at Feld Entertainment Center in Palmetto, Florida. (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Connecticut Sun announced Friday that reserve guard Natisha Hiedeman has signed the qualifying offer extended by head coach and general manager Curt Miller.

PROFESSIONAL

Buccaneers top Saints 30-20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans has the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs and Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good

Kevin Na has a big finish and wins the Sony Open

Chris Kirk putts on the 13th green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Kevin Na had to rally to win the Sony Open

Chiefs beat Browns 22-17 as Mahomes leaves with concussion

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Chiefs forced the Cleveland Browns to punt in the waning minutes Sunday with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes out with a concussion

Former IOC vice president says UN could rule on Tokyo Games

FILE - In this April 10, 2008, file photo, Senior International Olympic Committee member Kevan Gosper speaks at a news conference in Beijing. Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic. They are to open on July 23, 2021, but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

A former IOC vice president is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11 a.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Legacy Early College (S.C.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) in St. James Invitational from Springfield, Va.

Noon, MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Orlando Magic at New York Knicks.

1 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: iSchool of Lewisville (Texas) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Va.) in St. James Invitational from Springfield, Va.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: St. John's at UConn.

2:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks.

3 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) in St. James Invitational from Springfield, Va.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Joseph's at La Salle.

5 p.m., TNT — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies.

5 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Montverde (Fla.) vs. Wasatch (Utah) in St. James Invitational from Springfield, Va.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Florida State at Louisville.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Arkansas at South Carolina.

7:30 p.m., TNT, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Baylor.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: New Mexico at UNLV.

10 p.m., TNT — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers.

Hockey

Noon, NBCSN — NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings.

5 p.m., NESN, NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: North Dakota at Denver.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Newcastle United at Arsenal.

7 p.m., FS1 — Women's exhibition: Colombia at United States from Orlando, Fla.

Winter Sports

1 a.m. (Tuesday), NBCSN — Bobsledding World Cup from St. Moritz, Switzerland. (taped today)