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Girls basketball: First team

Achiri Ade Seton Keough, junior, forward

•Stronger inside presence than her 6-foot size would indicate; powerful on boards

•Shouldered responsibility for inside game, played consistently in every game and improved all season

•Averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds in second year after transferring from Western; leading rebounder at Bishop Walsh Tournament

•Had 16 points, 10 rebounds in regular-season win over Archbishop Spalding; had 20 points and 16 rebounds in rematch, an IAAM A Conference semifinal loss

Jess Harlee Fallston, senior, forward-guard

•Versatile 6-footer came back from torn ACL to lead Cougars to second straight state title; team was 37-0 with her in lineup over two years; Player of the Year contender had she not missed all but nine games

•Had 23 defensive rebounds and seven steals and took four charges in two-game state tournament

•Had 16 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and five steals and went 12-for-16 from line in 58-53 Class 2A title-game win over Gwynn Park

•Two-time All-Metro selection; had 1,185 career points, 925 rebounds and more than 340 assists and steals; signed with West Virginia

Shatyra Hawkes St. Frances, senior, guard

•5-3 defensive pest and offensive spark for IAAM A Conference and Bishop Walsh Tournament champs

•Averaged 14 points, two assists and two steals, and shot 80 percent from foul line

•Helped Panthers to three A Conference titles in four years; scored 18 points in this season's title-game victory over Spalding; scored 29 in regular-season win vs. Seton Keough

•Three-time All-Metro pick; signed with Xavier

Asia Logan Digital Harbor, senior, forward

•Smooth-shooting 6-2 player who often soared a head higher than anyone else; led Rams to 2009 Class 1A state championship and to Class 2A final four

•Averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds and three assists for Baltimore City runners-up

•Strong all-around player with quickness and instincts in paint; scored 20 in regional final win over City

•Two-time All-Metro pick; signed with Pittsburgh

Maggie Morrison Archbishop Spalding, junior, guard

•Multidimensional 5-8 guard brought skill, smarts and determination to her leadership role

•Averaged 14 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals, and shot 80 percent from foul line for IAAM A Conference runners-up

•Great shooter with 3-point range; such a good coach on court that bench often defers to her

•Scored 23 points against Bishop McNamara in Bishop Walsh Tournament; scored 25 in A Conference semifinal win over Seton Keough

Shantrel Oliver River Hill, senior, guard

•5-5 shooting guard averaged 20 points, 2.5 assists and 3.7 steals for Howard County champs; scored more than 1,000 career points

•Excelled at creating her own shots inside and out; able to shoot off dribble or penetrate; has 3-point range

•Scored game-high 27 in District V championship victory over Arundel

•Named coaches' Howard County Player of the Year; remains unsigned

LaShay Taft City, senior, guard

•Hot-shooting guard with exceptional range; hit five 3-pointers and 27 points in Baltimore City title game win over Digital Harbor

•Averaged 20.4 points, 6.5 steals, five rebounds and three assists, often playing only a half

•Four-year starter also played key role in Knights' 2009 Class 2A state championship season

•Second-team All-Metro selection last season; signed with Syracuse

Brittany Thornton Joppatowne, senior, guard

•Versatile 5-10 veteran provided leadership for a young team, guiding Mariners to first state title, the Class 1A crown

•Averaged 10 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals; unselfish player who provided little things that don't show up in box score

•Had four points, 18 rebounds and six assists in state semifinal; had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists in title-game win over Smithsburg

•Drew much attention from college coaches at state tournament but has not committed

Sheronne Vails Arundel, senior, forward

•The 6-4 shot blocker helped Wildcats to state Class 4A title and eighth straight Anne Arundel County crown

•Had 16 points and 18 rebounds in 53-40 state final win over Gaithersburg

•Averaged 18.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.1 blocks; set school records with 141 blocks this season and 352 for career

•Three-time All-Metro player closed career with 1,389 points and 998 rebounds; signed with Louisville

Achiri Ade Jess Harlee Shatyra Hawkes Asia Logan Maggie Morrison Shantrel Oliver LaShay Taft Brittany Thornton Sheronne Vails

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