Girls Athlete of the Week (Jan. 16): Danielle Edwards, McDonogh, basketball

Danielle Edwards, McDonogh basketball player, is The Baltimore Sun's Girls Athlete of the Week for Jan. 16, 2013. (Handout photo)

The sophomore point guard averaged 18.5 points and six assists in leading the No. 3 Eagles to two wins over Top 10 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference opponents. In Friday's night's 61-52 win over then-No. 7 St. Frances, Edwards scored 32 points and hit 20 of 23 free throws, including all six attempts in the final 2:30 of what was then a two-point game. She also had six assists, five rebounds and seven steals. In a 44-32 win over then-No. 6 Seton Keough, she had five points, six assists, nine steals and five rebounds. As a freshman, Edwards, 5 feet 6, was the key ball handler in the Eagles' run to the A Conference championship. This season, she averages 13.5 points, 3.6 assists and 5.5 steals. She plays for the Maryland Elite AAU team, has a 3.2 GPA and is drawing considerable attention from college coaches.

Others considered: Allie Appleby, C. Milton Wright, basketball; Jennifer Broussard, St. Mary's, basketball; Aleah Epps, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Zelor Massaquoi, Reservoir, basketball

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