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Dyzhanay Burton

City, senior, guard

* One of the area's top point guards since her freshman year, she assumed more leadership and more scoring responsibility

* Averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game as the No. 6 Knights reached the Baltimore City and sectional finals

* Had 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals in 54-51 loss to No. 4 Poly in sectional final

* Repeat first-team selection scored more than 1,000 career points, has signed with the College of Charleston

Lindsey Edwards

Roland Park, junior, forward

* Versatile 5-foot-10 small forward excelled defensively with ability to guard a point guard or power forward

* Averaged 11 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals per game as No. 2 Reds reached the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference final for the first time in 10 years

* Had 16 points, two assists and two steals in 50-46 IAAM A Conference semifinal win over St. Vincent Pallotti

* All-Metro second-team selection from last season is drawing attention from Division I programs, including several Ivy League teams

Qalea Ismail

Patterson Mill, junior, guard

* Smooth shooting guard who can also drive led No. 8 Huskies to the first girls basketball state title in school history

* Averaged 20.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 steals, 3.4 assists per game; scored 30 or more points three times; has 1,240 career points

* Played key defensive role, scored 14 points in 33-30 Class 2A state title victory over three-time defending champion Calvert

* Second-team selection last season; considering Stanford, Duke and Maryland, among others

Stephanie Jones

Aberdeen, sophomore, forward

* The 6-foot-1 Jones, a repeat first-team player, is drawing attention from many Division I coaches with her ability to drive, rebound, handle the ball and shoot 3-pointers

* Averaged 20.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game

* Had 34 points and 15 rebounds in Class 3A North regional final loss to No. 3 Milford Mill

* Scored career-high 46 points against North Harford in the sectional semifinal; has 971 career points

Dajah Logan

McDonogh, junior, guard

* A tough matchup on the perimeter at 5-11, averaged 16.5 points in the IAAM A Conference tournament for the champion No. 1 Eagles

* Led McDonogh in scoring with 12.3 points per game, shot 46 percent from the floor, had 24 double-digit scoring games and averaged 4.1 rebounds per game

* Named MVP of the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament; had 15 points in the semifinal, 51-39 win over Elizabeth Seton.

* Second-team selection last season; committed to East Carolina

Taylor Murray

Annapolis Area Christian, junior, guard

* Multitalented 5-6 guard dominated despite double-, sometimes triple-, team coverage; school's all-time leading scorer with 1,433 career points

* Repeat first-team selection averaged 25.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 9.8 steals per game; had seven triple doubles, set school record with 38 points vs. Catholic

* Had 37 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in 52-49 loss to No. 9 Severn in IAAM B Conference semifinal

* Played for the U.S. women's U16 team that won the FIBA Championship last summer; being recruited by Division I programs

Beverly Ogunrinde

St. Vincent Pallotti, senior, forward

* Enjoyed a breakout season, dominating most opponents on the boards

* Averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 steals per game; had 16 points and 15 rebounds in 50-46 IAAM A Conference semifinal loss to No. 2 Roland Park

* Had 38 rebounds in the Bishop Walsh tournament, helping the No. 5 Panthers set the tournament record of 133 rebounds in three games

* Has only played basketball since ninth grade; signed with James Madison

Teira Pendleton

Poly, senior, forward

* Tough post player despite being just 5-9 could also handle the ball and shoot the 3; led No. 5 Engineers to the Class 3A semifinals

* Averaged 13.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 steals per game; had 1,016 points, 690 rebounds and 250 steals in her career

* Had 18 points in 68-47 win over No. 6 City in Baltimore City Division I championship; scored 16 points in double-overtime win over No. 13 Atholton in regional final

* Second-team All-Metro last season, considering several college options

Dionna White

Milford Mill, junior, guard

* Three-time first-team selection led the No. 3 Millers to their first state title since 2008

* The 5-9 combo guard averaged 21 points, 6.5 assists, 8.7 rebounds and 5.8 steals per game; scored 32 points in both regional final and state semifinal

* Pesky defender, spark in Millers transition had 17 points, 12 rebounds and six steals in 40-37 Class 3A title victory over Damascus

* With 1,436 career points, on pace to break school scoring record; considering many Division I offers

Teams selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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