Girls basketball: Player of the Year

Maggie Morrison

Archbishop Spalding,

senior, guard

Morrison is the one person opponents did not want to see with the ball in her hands and the game on the line.

In the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland AConference title game, she scored the last five points in a 53-48 win over No. 4 Seton Keough for the first crown since 2002 for the No. 1 Cavaliers (28-4). She totaled 19 points.

Also a first-team All-Metro pick last season, the 5-foot-8 Morrison averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals on a team with six potential Division I players. Add her leadership, defensive skills, understanding of the game and desire to take the big shots, and she has a complete game.

"I have not seen a kid at the high school level work as hard as she does. That's why she catches your eye on the floor. She's everywhere that she's supposed to be," Seton Keough coach Jackie Boswell said.

She had 46 points and 13 assists in leading the Cavaliers (28-4) at the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament against three top Washington-area teams.

Morrison, who has 1,168 points, 478assists and 259 steals for her career, has signed to play at Vanderbilt.

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