Capitol Christian’s Marcquise Reed to play basketball at Robert Morris

April 22

Marcquise Reed entered his one and only season at Capitol Christian with a singular goal in mind — to prove he could hold his own against some of the region’s top competition.

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Five months later, it’s safe to say the senior guard did just that, averaging an area-best 31.2 points per game to earn All-Met honorable mention honors and garnering several offers from mid-major Division I colleges. Over the weekend, Reed committed to play basketball at Robert Morris, choosing the Colonials over LIU Brooklyn, Northeastern and Quinnipiac.

“I like the way the program is run at Robert Morris because they play up and down and that fits my style,” Reed said. “I got a good feeling on my visit and the coach (Andrew Toole) just signed a new contract, so I know he’ll be there for a while to coach me.”

With their top and fourth-best scorers graduating, the Colonials welcome a player in Reed who can fill it up from all areas on the court. On four different occasions, Reed scored at least 40 points before exploding in for 52 points, including nine three-pointers, in his final high school game.

“The coaches said they can play me at the 1 or 2 positions, so we’ll see how it works out,” Reed said. “I want to get stronger and get a quicker release on my jump shot so I can be even more effective out there.”

NUMBER CRUNCH: 3
Goals scored by Dominion in a 120-second span to rally the Titans to a 15-7 win against Woodgrove in boys’ lacrosse action on Monday.

BREAKFAST LINKS
– As emotions swirled during Monday’s Boston Marathon just one year after the tragic bombing, W.T. Woodson’s Emily Cox served as the race’s youngest runner and finished in 3 hours, 46 minutes and 8 seconds.

– Long Reach defensive end Ron’Dell Carter committed to play football at Rutgers on Monday.

– Landon promoted sixth grade coach Rory Perkins to take over head coaching duties for its varsity boys’ basketball team.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY
Girls’ Soccer: No. 2 Broad Run at No. 3 Tuscarora (Va.), 7:30 p.m.
Conference 14 foes will put their unbeaten records on the line in their first-ever regular season girls’ soccer meeting. Five-time state champion Broad Run has allowed just one goal this year while Tuscarora has yet to surrender a score during its undefeated start.

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