T.C. Williams guard Tykera Carter commits to Sacred Heart

Nearly two weeks after she impressed recruiters at an offseason tournament in North Carolina, T.C. Williams guard Tykera Carter has committed to Sacred Heart.

The pledge comes just a few weeks before Carter is due to graduate and enter summer workouts, and fulfills her plan to play Division I basketball.

T.C. Williams guard Tykera Carter, left, has committed to Sacred Heart. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
T.C. Williams guard Tykera Carter, left, has committed to Sacred Heart. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

“I was just trying to find a home that suits me,” Carter said. “Not a lot of people know about it, and I want to go somewhere where I can help make it known and just build on the program.”

After transferring from Riverdale Baptist following her junior year, the 5-foot-5 Carter established herself as one of the area’s best guards as a senior. She averaged 17.2 points per game this winter and led the Titans to 20 wins and an appearance in the 6A North region quarterfinals. She was equally effective getting to the basket (she hit 77 of 100 free throws on the season) as she was hitting from long range, where she knocked down 47 three-pointers. She was an honorable mention All-Met.

While she was also considering Hampton, Gardner-Webb and Furman, Carter’s recruitment didn’t heat up until two weeks ago when she played in the Deep South Classic in Raleigh. She was playing with her former team, Riverdale Baptist, when she was noticed by Sacred Heart’s staff.

“It just all really worked out in the end,” Carter said.

Sacred Heart, which is Fairfield, Connecticut, plays in the Northeast Conference. The Pioneers finished 12-18 last winter under first-year Coach Jessica Mannetti

“I think I can be a great combo guard in the Northeast Conference,” Carter said, “and hopefully just do whatever they ask of me.”

NUMBER CRUNCH: 6

The number of consecutive wins for No. 10 Langley, which scored two goals in the second half to down South Lakes 3-2 and win its second game in as many days.

BREAKFAST LINKS

– Maryland high school baseball playoffs have arrived. Here’s a a region-by-region breakdown of the matchups — from 4A to 1A — in an intriguing Maryland state tournament field.

– Former DeMatha OL Cyrus Kouandjio and former Carroll LB Jeremiah Attaochu are two of at least five local players who could be selected in this weekend’s NFL draft.

– Whitman No. 1 singles player Aries Wong turned in a memorable performance to lead the Vikings past Wootton and win the Montgomery County title.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

WHAT TO WATCH

Boys’ Soccer: No. 8 Broad Run at No. 7 Tuscarora, 7:30 p.m.

Fresh off a win over No. 4 Briar Woods earlier this week, the Spartans (10-1) are one of the hottest teams in the area and have won their last six by a combined score of 23-4.The Huskies (10-1) have won three straight and will be looking to avenge a 3-0 loss to Broad Run earlier this season.

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