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December 20, 2010

Weekend wrap – Gibbs, Faust in action

Maryland's two commitments for the 2011 basketball recruiting class were both in action over the weekend.

Point guard Sterling Gibbs was Seton Hall Prep's leading scorer in its 66-56 loss to Columbia (N.J.) Sunday night.

Senior guard Sterling Gibbs scored 21 points for Seton Hall, including four straight off steals early in the fourth period to open a 48-44 lead.

Terps shooting guard signee Nick Faust led City in scoring Saturday, but couldn't lead the Knights to a win. The Sun's top-ranked team suffered a 78-66 loss to No. 2 St. Frances.

City got a team-high 22 points from senior forward Nick Faust, with senior guard Mike Cheatham adding 17.

• Potential Terps forward target Greg Whittington led Oakland Mills to a 61-58 comeback win over Centennial.

“It was like ‘wow’ for a minute,” said Oakland Mills forward Greg Whittington (14 points, 10 rebounds). “But all we had to do was slow it down and work it around to get open shots against their 2-3 (zone). We just had to step it up and work harder.”

• Terps women's commitment Chloe Pavlech helped Sycamore (Ohio) to a 52-38 win over Mason.

The Aviators improved to 7-0 with the help of Chloe Pavlech's 14 points.

Football recruiting

• After playing in the Shrine Bowl this weekend, Terps offensive line commitment Stephen Grommer spoke to the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald about Maryland's coaching situation.

"I really want to talk to the coaches before I say anything and I'm not either way about it right now," Grommer said. "I've been just trying to concentrate on the Shrine Bowl and have fun and then I'll worry about that later.

• Terps linebacker pledge Alex Twine played in the Maryland Crab Bowl on Saturday and spoke to about the UM coaching situation after the game.

"As of right now, I'm still committed to Maryland," Twine said Saturday, after Team Baltimore beat Team Washington, 21-17, in the Crab Bowl. "I haven't heard anything different."

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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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