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Mychal Parker is just two wins away from a Virginia Independent Schools Division I title.

The Maryland-bound small forward scored 20 points Wednesday to lead the Miller School to a 68-52 win over Fork Union Military Academy.

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Parker, who is headed to Maryland next season, cashed in on two three-point plays and scored 12 of Miller's 19 points in the third quarter to give the Mavericks some breathing room against a pesky FUMA squad.

"My coach kind of got on me at halftime and told me I needed to step it up. That kind of got in my head and I didn't want to let my team down so I had to step it up and play my game," Parker said.• The Diamondback's Jeremy Schneider checked in with Pe'Shon Howard before the UM combo guard pledge attended the Maryland-Duke game.

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Howard is hoping to wear Greivis's number 21 next year, and wants to take over for Vasquez at the point as well.

• Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen offered a college comparison this week for Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita point guard Terrell Stoglin.

It is, however, unfortunate that the timing and recent chaos of Arizona's basketball program prevented Stoglin from becoming a Wildcat. How good is he? Once Gary Williams teaches Stoglin to play defense the way it needs to be played in the ACC, Stoglin will be Kyle Fogg with more explosiveness and better ball-handling and jump-shooting abilities.

• The Washington Post's Josh Barr on Friday profiled DeMatha junior point guard Quinn Cook, who has the Terps under consideration.

The number of suitors vying for the 6-foot point guard's skills at the college level seems to be growing, with national powers such as Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina joining a list that also includes Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

• Maryland forward target Desmond Hubert had a monster game Wednesday in New Egypt's 58-48 loss to Penns Grove (N.J.).

New Egypt's Desmond Hubert collected his 12th triple-double this season with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 14 blocked shots.

• Terps women's small forward signee Alyssa Thomas had the best game of her career in the Pennsylvania state playoffs Monday.

Thomas finished with a career-high 37 points and 12 rebounds to lift eighth-seeded Central Dauphin over No. 5 Reading 73-58 in the District 3-AAAA Tournament semifinals at Giant Center.

Harris' Central Dauphin squad faces Harrisburg tonight in the district finals.

Thomas averaged 25 ppg in the two previous meetings with the Cougars, and is scoring at 29.3 ppg a clip in the district tournament. Sabre Proctor and Jasmine Poole teamed up to score 71 points in the two meetings with CD.

• UM combo guard recruit Natasha Cloud led Cardinal O'Hara to a 58-48 win over Frankford in the Pennsylvania District 12 Class AAAA third-place game.

Natasha Cloud sparked the Lions down the stretch, scoring 13 of her 24 points when O'Hara went on an 18-6 scoring run. The Lions were 10 for 12 from the free-throw line during that stretch.

• Maryland center commitment Alicia DeVaughn was named to the All-Florida Prospects first team.

Football recruiting

• One month after Signing Day for the 2010 class, Maryland landed its first two commitments for 2011. Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) offensive tackle Larry Mazyck pledged to the Terps on Wednesday. Hours later, DeMatha running back Delonte Morton followed suit, according to The Washington Post.

DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor said that Morton, who is 6 feet 1 and 230 pounds, received a scholarship offer based on his performance at Maryland's one-day camp last summer. He played running back and defensive end as a sophomore and could be the Stags' top tailback this fall.

• The Virginian-Pilot offered an update this week on Kempsville (Va.) athlete Travis Hughes, the younger brother of Terps defensive back Trenton Hughes.

The second-team All-Tidewater running back also has offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, West Virginia, Virginia, Louisville, South Carolina, Clemson, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Oregon, Penn State and Connecticut.

• Maryland is one of many schools that has offered Mallard Creek (N.C.) quarterback Marquise Williams, according to the Fayetteville Observer.

Williams produced more than 2,400 yards passing, 1,000 yards rushing and scored 40 touchdowns as a junior. His offer list is up to 15 and includes East Carolina, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

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• Jacksonville, Fla., running back Andrew Buie has an early Maryland offer.

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RB Andrew Buie (5-10 190) of Jacksonville has the offers piling up including one from USC. His other offers are from Michigan, Iowa State, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Auburn, Maryland, and Louisville.

• South County (Va.) safety Ronny Vandyke has committed to Virginia Tech.

He turned down offers from U.Va., Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland and Syracuse.

• Maryland-bound safety Matt Robinson led the Atholton boys basketball team to a 46-41 win over Centennial in the Class 3A East semifinals.

It was Robinson (20 points, 10 rebounds) and fellow senior Connor Cortes (6 points) that ultimately helped the Raiders answer. Atholton coach Jim Albert said that the experience of those two, having started on last year's state semifinalist squad, was huge in keeping the team composed.

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