Weekend Wrap: Big game from Seth Allen not enough in semifinal loss

Despite a big game from Maryland-bound combo guard Seth Allen, Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian's playoff run came to an end Friday.

Allen's FCS squad suffered a 72-63 loss to Virginia Episcopal in the semifinals of the Virginia Independant Schools Athletic Association tournament.

Led by Seth Allen, who scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, the Eagles closed to within seven with under six minutes remaining.

* Terps small forward signee Jake Layman was named to the Boston Globe's High 5 for his postseason performance last week.

The 6-foot-9 senior captain continued to dominate in the first round of the Division 2 South tourney, delivering 37 points, 17 rebounds, 8 blocks and 8 assists in an 83-68 win over Whitman-Hanson Regional.

* Maryland women's center signee Malina Howard had a monster game Saturday for her Twinsburg (Ohio) squad.

The Twinsburg senior showed why she’s one of the top college recruits in the nation Saturday, erupting for 39 points to lead the Tigers girls basketball team to a 66-45 victory over Warren Howland to win the district championship.

* Terps forward recruit Tierney Pfirman is now the second-leading scorer in Lycoming County (Pa.) history.

Pfirman scored 24 points in a 59-30 Class AA third-place win over Sayre and passed McElhinny late during the second half and now has 2,285 career points, 13 more than McElhinny, who graduated in 1989.

* UM point guard pledge Lexie Brown propelled her North Gwinnett team to a win in the Georgia state playoffs.

Lexie Brown had a triple-double of 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead sixth-ranked North Gwinnett (26-3) to a 68-43 victory over Mill Creek (21-10) in the Class AAAAA girls quarterfinals.

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