Tuesday's local roundup (basketball, hockey): Former W&M star McDowell to play for Australian pro team

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Former William and Mary standout Quinn McDowell has signed to play in Perth, Australia, for the Willetton Tigers of the States Basketball League.

McDowell recently played for Athletes in Action on a fall tour, scoring in double figures in wins against Division II teams UNC Pembroke, Limestone and Barton.

McDowell, the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will travel to Perth with his wife, the former Lindsey Moller, a 2011 W&M graduate who also played basketball for the Tribe.

Lindsey will work with the Tigers on marketing projects, teach fitness and coach girls junior teams.

PRO HOCKEY

AHL:

The Norfolk Admirals lost their seventh consecutive AHL game — and the fifth in regulation in that span — with a 4-2 defeat at Scope to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Admirals (14-19-2-1), who saw several players called up to the Anaheim Ducks’ training camp after their last game, got goals by Nick Schaus and Josh Brittain.

But the Penguins broke a 2-2 tie on Alex Grant’s power-play goal with 2:50 remaining and made it 4-2 on Brian Gibbons’ short-handed empty-netter with 28 seconds to go.

The Admirals are last in the 15-team Eastern Conference.

Tuesday marked the Admirals’ first game since seven Norfolk players were called up to the Anaheim Ducks’ short preseason camp: center Peter Holland, wingers Emerson Etem, Patrick Maroon, Kyle Palmieri and Devante Smith-Pelly, and defensemen Nate Guenin and Jordan Hendry.

In their place, six players were promoted from the ECHL to join the Admirals: wingers Matt Kennedy and Garrett Klotz, defensemen Ryan Hegarty and Kyle Bushee and forwards Andrew Rowe and Marc-Olivier Vallerand.

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