Parker, Reimer prep players of year
CHICAGO — Jabari Parker added another honor to his spectacular prep career Monday.
Coming off last weekend’s fourth consecutive Illinois high school championship, the Chicago Simeon Academy senior was named the nation’s top male basketball player.
The 6-8 McDonald’s All-American, who has verbally committed to play at Duke, received the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award. Taya Reimer, a 6-foot-3 standout from Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) High School set to play at Notre Dame, won the award for female players.
“I just thank God for the talent and ability to be able to get such an honor,” said Parker, who averaged 18.3 points for Simeon, which is Derrick Rose’s alma mater. “Hopefully I can take this and give myself a little more motivation.”
Reimer is the daughter of Ben Davis, a 1991 McDonald’s High School All-American. They’re the first father/daughter duo to be so honored.
DUKE 19, MARIST 11 — Duke starting attack trio of juniors Josh Dionne and Jordan Wolf and freshman Case Matheis combined for 11 goals and 17 points overall to lead the 13th-ranked Blue Devils to a 19-11 victory over Marist in non-conference men’s lacrosse action Monday night at Koskinen Stadium.
Wolf led all scorers with seven points overall to match his career high.
Duke (6-4) captured its fourth straight win in the past 10 days as it netted at least four goals in all four quarters and outscored Marist (5-1) 10-5 in the second half to hand the Red Foxes their first loss of the year.
UNC 13, DARTMOUTH 5 — Marcus Holman scored his 100th career goal and Joey Sankey had career highs for goals and points in a game as 14th-ranked North Carolina defeated Dartmouth 13-5 at Fetzer Field on Monday.
A crowd of 804 fans on a bitterly cold day watched the Tar Heels improve to 4-3 on the season while Dartmouth fell to 2-3.
Holman had four goals and an assist for the Tar Heels while Sankey had a career high four goals to go along with three assists for a personal best seven points to power the UNC offense. Senior midfielder William Scroggs and freshman attackman Patrick Kelly each scored their first career goals for UNC.
UNC’S MOSS HONORED — Sophomore Benton Moss was named the ACC pitcher of the week for the week ending March 17 as announced by the league office.
The Tar Heels’ Moss earned his league-leading fifth victory of the year Saturday night as he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning against No. 29 Miami.
Moss matched a season high with nine strikeouts in the win as he surrendered just two hits over seven scoreless innings, leading top-ranked UNC to even up the conference series, which it would eventually win on Sunday.
Cutcliffe to address sports club
DURHAM — Duke football coach David Cutcliffe, who led the Blue Devils to their first bowl game since the 1994 season, will be the guest speaker of the Durham Sports Club on Wednesday at Croasdaile Country Club.
The meeting, which begins at noon, is open to the public for a guest fee of $25.