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Better together
Better together

When Milford Mill's Qierra Murray and Indian Creek's Cydni Cole began considering where they might play college basketball, the best friends weren't thinking about going to the same program. The All-Metro second-team guards — Amateur Athletic Union teammates since they were 13 years old — were being recruited by several colleges and wanted to explore their options. Then George Mason coach Nyla Milleson, who had been recruiting Cole, started looking at Murray, too. For the first time, the girls pictured themselves as college teammates. They made a pact last May not to commit until July, wanting to take their time with the recruiting process. That lasted...

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