Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

After suffering a broken bone in his left hand in December, Seth Allen's senior season appeared in doubt.

The Maryland-bound combo guard, however, wouldn't let an injury derail his final year of high school basketball. Allen returned to his Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian School squad Feb. 2, and is now averaging 18.6 points for the 20-5 Eagles.

InsideNOVA.com's David Fawcett this week wrote a lengthy profile on Allen, chronicling his injury, how he ended up at FCS, and much more. Click here to read the story, and watch the accompanied video below. * Maryland small forward signee Jake Layman guided his King Philip squad to a win Tuesday over Attleboro (Mass.).

Because the University of Maryland-bound Layman scored 27 points and fetched 13 rebounds, the Warriors held off the Bombardiers at the finish line 70-65 Tuesday in a wild Hockomock League clash. 

* FiveStarBasketball.com posted a Terps recruiting story this week with updates on the Harrison twins, Gonzaga (D.C.) forward Kris Jenkins and DeMatha center BeeJay Anya.

Coach Turgeon still has a lot of interest in me when Gary Williams left,” Anya told Five Star. “I think he's doing a great job recruiting right now and hopefully Maryland has a great team. They're on my list of schools as of right now.”

* Baltimore native and Terps target Sam Cassell Jr., of Notre Dame Prep has "around a dozen Division 1 programs" in the mix for his services, according to the Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, Mass.

"Very few people can match his game," [NDP coach Ryan] Hurd said. "He's got range, he can drive, he can pass. He's definitely one of the best players who is undecided at the moment."

* In her final home game, Maryland-bound forward Tierney Pfirman powered her South Williamsport (Pa.) squad to a big win.

Pfirman scored 30 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and added seven assists, and Steer had 23 points and eight rebounds as South routed Danville, 72-51. Once again the best friends excelled together.

* Terps women's center signee Malina Howard scored 17 points in leading Twinsburg (Ohio) to 73-42 win over Hudson to clinch the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division.

Howard, who also drained two three-pointers on the night, scored the next five points on back-to-back possessions to spark a 9-2 run to end the first half.

Football recruiting

* Terps defensive line signee Roman Braglio is now a heavyweight champion.

McDonogh senior Roman Braglio pinned his way to the heavyweight championship in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association wrestling tournament Saturday at Mount St. Joseph, leading the Eagles to their fifth team title since 2002.