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2012-13 All-Metro first team for girls basketball

Bre Bolden

South River, senior, guard

* Slashing 5-foot-9 guard became more complete, aggressive offensive player and excelled on defense

* Averaged 19 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 steals, three assists as Seahawks won their first Anne Arundel County championship in school history

* Scored 26 against Class 4A state champion North Point, 20 against Riverdale Baptist

* Finished with 1,124 career points; signed with College of Charleston

Dyzhanay Burton

City, junior, guard

* An exceptional passer with keen eye for her teammates, the 5-4 point guard averaged 7.5 assists

* Led the Class 3A North regional runner-up in scoring with 12.8 points; excelled on defense with 6.7 steals per game

* Scored 17 in the Knights' Baltimore City Division I championship loss to Digital Harbor; scored 23 in regional semifinal upset of Milford Mill

* Drawing interest from College of Charleston, Towson, Delaware State and DePaul

Danielle Edwards

McDonogh, sophomore, guard

* Commanding 5-6 point guard made it nearly impossible to press the IAAM A Conference runner-up

* Averaged 13 points, four assists, 5.5 steals; had assist-to-turnover ratio of 2-to-1

* Had six triple doubles, scored in double-digits 23 times

* Second-team pick last season; scored 32 points in win over St. Frances in which she hit 20 of 23 free throws

A'Lexus Harrison

Digital Harbor, senior, forward

* Exceptionally athletic 6-1 inside-outside player averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds

* Bounced back from sprained knee in January to lead Rams to Baltimore City Division I title over City with 19 points, 16 rebounds

* Finished career with 1,465 points, 1,300 rebounds, 565 assists, 245 blocks

* Repeat first-team selection; signed with Maryland after committing before her sophomore year

Stephanie Jones

Aberdeen, freshman, forward

* Sister of last year's Player of the Year, Brionna Jones, showed unusually versatile, seasoned game for a freshman

* At 6-1, able to post up bigger girls, strike in transition, hit 3-pointers

* Led Class 3A state champions in scoring (17.3) and rebounding (9.2); averaged 19.4 points in the playoffs

* Had career-high 33 points, 21 rebounds in Class 3A North regional final against City

Tyshell King

St. Frances, senior, guard

* Leader of inexperienced team, the 5-10 King took on every role in the backcourt

* Playing point or shooting guard, led her team in scoring with 16.1 points despite being the focal point of every opponent's defense

* Also averaged four rebounds, two steals, two assists; excellent defensive player

* Scored 1,141 points -- ninth on Panthers' all-time scoring list; signed with Georgetown

Jimmia McCluskey

Aberdeen, senior, forward-guard

* Defensive spark, second-leading scorer for two-time Class 3A state champions; averaged 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.7 steals

* Played key leadership role for four underclassman starters after fellow senior Brionna Jones suffered knee injury

* Led comeback against City in regional final with six steals in 24-0 run; scored 18 in playoff win over Digital Harbor

* State track champ at 100 meters, long jump; headed to Temple on track scholarship

Taylor Murray

Annapolis Area Christian, sophomore, guard

* Second-team pick last season; 5-6 point guard dominated on offense

* Averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 8.4 steals for IAAM B Conference quarterfinalists

* Had nine triple doubles; scored 33 points in team's 54-46 loss to Notre Dame Prep

* Being recruited by Maryland, Duke, West Virginia, Delaware, Penn State, among others

Dionna White

Milford Mill, sophomore, forward-guard

* Savvy 5-8 team leader easily handled opponents' defensive pressure by setting up teammates

* Averaged 17.8 points, 4.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 4.7 steals; shot 35.2 percent from 3-point range

* Often defended opposition's best player; finished with 24 points, five steals in Class 3A North regional semifinal loss to City

* Repeat first-team selection has 910 career points in two years

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