Athletes of the Week


Dajuan Summers


McDonogh, basketball

A 6-foot-8 forward-center, Summers averaged 19.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots last week in leading the 10th-ranked Eagles (11-3) to three straight wins. In a 46-44 victory over Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.), Summers had 14 rebounds, four blocks and 15 points, including two free throws with eight seconds left.


Summers followed that effort with 26 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in a 73-42 rout of Aberdeen. He had 16 points in the first half, including 14 of McDonogh's first 15 as it built a 15-0 lead. Summers also held 7-foot Robbie Jackson, who had averaged 20 points, to eight.

Summers ended the week with a 14-point, 10-rebound effort in a 70-56 victory over Cardinal Gibbons.


Brittany Gordon

River Hill, basketball

The 6-foot-4 senior center earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for leading the No. 4 Hawks to victory at the Woodlawn Tournament last week.

Gordon totaled 44 points, 26 rebounds, nine steals and 10 blocks in victories over Old Mill and then-No. 7 Woodlawn. In the 71-49 win over previously unbeaten Woodlawn, Gordon had 16 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and seven blocks.

An All-Metro second-team selection a year ago, Gordon averages 20.8 points this season along with 13.8 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 4.2 blocks. She also shoots 41.9 percent from the field for the Hawks (9-0). Gordon signed early to play basketball next season for the University of Delaware.


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The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.