Girls Athlete of the Week (Jan. 30): Stephanie Jones, Aberdeen, basketball

Stephanie Jones, Aberdeen basketball, is The Baltimore Sun's Girls Athlete of the Week for Jan. 30, 2013. (Handout photo / January 27, 2013)

The talented freshman led the No. 1 Eagles to three victories last week, including wins over No. 4 Poly and No. 5 Digital Harbor in the 17th annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State. Jones, a 6-foot-1 forward-guard, scored 28 points — including two 3-pointers — and added four rebounds in the 63-45 win over Digital Harbor, and she had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the 64-44 win over Poly. She also had 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-32 win at Dunbar. Jones, who has stepped into a bigger inside role since her sister, 6-foot-3 center Brionna Jones, suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier this month, averages 15.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and three steals. A veteran of the Fairfax (Va.) Stars AAU team, she has a 3.9 GPA in Aberdeen's Science and Mathematics Academy and is considering becoming an engineer.

Others considered: Tyana Custis, Loch Raven, basketball; Kelsey Gould, Mervo, basketball; Dionna White, Milford Mill, basketball


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