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February 22, 2010

Weekend wrap — Title for Thomas

The past weekend was a memorable one for Alyssa Thomas.

On Friday, the Maryland women's small forward signee guided Central Dauphin (Pa.) to a 49-38 win over Trinity for the Rams' fourth straight Mid-Penn title.

“Whenever I play Trinity I get fired up,” said Thomas, who had 16 of her game-high 25 points in the second half. The senior also pulled down 11 rebounds. “But not having Laura out there, it definitely was different.”

Just a few days later, The Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News named Thomas its Central Pennsylvania MVP.

MVP: Alyssa Thomas, Central Dauphin. This smooth 6-1 Mary land recruit made this easy. The 2,000-point scorer is the most com plete player these four eyes have seen the past decade. Thomas aver aged 23.8 ppg and more than 12 boards a night.

• Maryland combo guard recruit Natasha Cloud scored 16 points in Cardinal O'Hara's 47-46 double-overtime loss to Cardinal Dougherty (Pa.) in the quarterfinals of the Catholic League tournament.

Last night's game was tight from the beginning. Neither team led by more than six points. Dougherty led by 37-34 with 1 minute, 19 seconds left in regulation, but Natasha Cloud hit a three-pointer with 26 seconds left to force the first overtime.

• Maryland point guard commitment Terrell Stoglin scored 43 points to lead Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita to a 70-48 win over Seton Catholic.

"We were focused because we knew that they were a good team and we had to come out hard to get a win," Stoglin said.

• UM junior point guard target Quinn Cook guided DeMatha to a comeback win Friday night.

By the end of the night, Cook's assurance was through the roof. His game-high 26 points helped No. 2 DeMatha overcome a 15-point first-quarter deficit and breeze to a 62-53 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference victory at home.

• Brothers and potential Maryland targets Josh and Devin Langford helped Lee-Huntsville (Ala.) to a 74-57 win over Butler. The elder Langford led the Generals with a game-high 23 points.

Langford also had eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shot attempts for the Generals. Devin Langford followed with 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots ...

Desmond Hubert's New Egypt (N.J.) squad suffered a 45-34 loss to Northern Burlington.

Desmond Hubert led New Egypt with 15.

Football recruiting

• Owings Mills offensive tackle Donovan Smith said in e-mail that he added offers from Rutgers and Virginia over the weekend. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound junior also has offers from Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

• Terps offensive tackle signee Jake Wheeler had a double double in American Heritage-Plantation's 72-67 loss to Pine Crest in the Florida District 14-3A championship.

Jake Wheeler led American Heritage with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Ryan Andino also struck for 18.

• UM safety pledge Matt Robinson reached double figures in Atholton's 76-55 loss to Oakland Mills.

Atholton was led by Matt Robinson’s 16-point night, along with a 13-point effort from Kory Britton. Connor Cortes once again did not play because of a sprained ankle.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 9:17 AM | | Comments (2)


Good stuff Matt, thanks for the update!


Gary doesn't seem to be targeting any highly rated 2's for 2011. I mean, I don't even think any of them are even in the top 150 on Rivals.
Why is this? Or did I miss someone?
I have given up on 5stars, but, I don't even see any 4's at all. He has consistently grabbed a couple 4's, even some high 4s like Parker and Mosley.
Whats the story with that?

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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