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.
"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.
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.
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 led New Egypt with 15.
• 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.
Jake Wheeler led American Heritage with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Ryan Andino also struck for 18.
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.