Basketball beat: Twine surpasses 1,500
Landon Twine sank a three-point shot to surpass the 1,500-point mark for his career in Waldorf-Garden City's 46-45 loss to Waldorf-New Hampshire Friday night at the Waldorf Invitational played in Kimberton, Pa.
"It was our first possession of the second half and we ran a set play for him," coach Joe McMahon said. "A double-stack and he hit a three-pointer from the corner. Sean Proctor made the pass. He's assisted on most of Landon's points. They've been carrying us their entire careers."
Twine, who averages more than 20 points per game, and Proctor, who averages a triple-double, are seniors at Waldorf, which begins its league playoffs on Tuesday at home against Kew Forest. Twine scored 27 points Friday night and now has 1,508 for his career, sixth best in school history. The 6-0 shooting guard has drawn interest from Division II and III schools, according to his coach.
"He's got long arms. He can flat out shoot over anybody," McMahon said. "Colleges are waiting to see if he gets one more growth spurt."
Two players who form the starting backcourt for Long Island Lutheran were among the 10 named to the U.S. All-Star team that will face the Washington/Baltimore All-Stars in the 38th Capital Classic on April 7 in Washington, D.C. Shooting guard Achraf Yacoubou, who will play at Villanova, and point guard Mike Florin, who is uncommitted, join a squad that also includes St. John's recruit Maurice Harkless of South Kent (Conn.), West Virginia recruit Jabarie Hinds of Mount Vernon, and Duke recruit Marshall Plumlee of Christ School (N.C.).