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All-Metro Girls Basketball: First Team

Daisy Alaeze

Roland Park, senior, guard

•Versatile 5-foot-10 veteran was the top player in the IAAM A Conference

•Developed outside game to complement penetrating skill

•Averaged 18.7 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks; scored 1,457 career points and had 22 points and nine rebounds in win over Dunbar

Repeat first-team All-Metro; four-time

A Conference All-Star; signed with Virginia Commonwealth

Imani Bailey

Meade, senior, guard

•Athletic 5-foot-8 shooting guard who could run the point for Anne Arundel County champion, No. 10 Mustangs

•Tough on the drive but looked to pass more this season off penetration; has smooth jump shot with long 3-point range

Averaged 22.5 points, 6.1 rebounds,

5.8 assists, 4.8 steals; had over 1,000 career points

•Second team last season; North team MVP at Anne Arundel County All-Star Game; signed with Howard

Taylor Cummings

McDonogh, senior, guard

•Smart 5-9 player sparked No. 2 Eagles to IAAM A Conference title and unbeaten conference season with defensive intensity, will to win

Key 3-pointer and 14 points sparked rally from 22-point deficit in title game

•Averaged 8.8 points, 5.9 steals, 4.0 assists; 616 points, 467 steals in career

•Member of three straight A Conference title teams; 2011 Lacrosse Player of the Year, signed with Maryland for lacrosse

Lakeia Hayden

Aberdeen, senior, guard

•Unselfish 5-6 shooting guard who played a lot of point guard; her leadership, calming effect held No. 1 state champion Eagles together

•Averaged eight points and three assists; shot 40 percent from 3-point range; had only 29 turnovers in 24 games

•Scored 598 career points; had 243 assists

•Considering Stevenson, Florida Gulf Coast, Holy Family

Emily Russo

Glenelg, junior, guard

•Quick 5-6 lefty defended the opposition's best player; could take over tight games with drives to the hoop, perimeter shots

•Led No. 6 Gladiators to Howard and District V titles for second straight year

•Averaged 16.2 points, shot 60 percent from the field; 3.4 assists, 4.3 steals a game

•Second-team All-Metro last season; has scored 965 career points

Tiersa Winder

McDonogh, senior, guard

Smart 5-9 player was top scorer for No. 2 Eagles, who won their first title in 13 years

•Scored 15 second-half points, hit game-winning 3-pointer in 46-44 A Conference final victory over Archbishop Spalding.

•Averaged 13.9 points, shot 52 percent from the field; scored 1,000th career point at Bishop Walsh Tournament, ended with 1,006

Considering North Florida, Bryant, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian

Dionna White

Milford Mill, freshman, forward-guard

•Precocious 5-8 swing player led No. 9 Millers (25-1) to their best record in 63-year school history

•Scored 37 points against Western Tech,

31 against Catonsville, 18 against No. 1 Aberdeen in regional final

•Led the team in every major statistical category, including 17.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 6.6 steals

•First All-Metro freshman since her cousin, IND's Chandrea Jones, in 2002

A'Lexus Harrison

Digital Harbor, junior, forward

•All-Metro second-team pick last season; exceptionally athletic 6-1 player who can drive, post up, shoot from the perimeter

•Extended her game with more 3-pointers, stronger half-court game to complement transition game

•Averaged 15 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals for No. 7 Rams; has 1,132 career points, 1,015 career rebounds

•Committed to Maryland as a freshman

Michelle Wright

Dunbar, senior, forward

Powerful 5-9 post player tough to match up with; has 3-point range

•Repeat first-team player led No. 4 Poets to their second straight state Class 1A title with 33 points in title game vs. Western Tech

•Averaged 24 points, 11.5 rebounds; had 1,844 career points, 903 rebounds

•Scored 129 points in four career state tournament games; uncommitted

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