Angel Reese, St. Frances, basketball
The standout junior forward reached two career milestones early last week — surpassing 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds — and saved some of her best to lead the No. 1 Panthers (11-1) to a win over No. 3 McDonogh on Friday.
In the team’s 57-32 win at Archbishop Spalding on Jan. 7, Reese scored 26 points to surpass 1,000 in her third varsity season and added 14 rebounds. She had 14 rebounds in a 53-29 win at John Carroll on Wednesday to go over 1000, also finishing with nine points. After opening Friday’s game against McDonogh with an inside basket on the Panthers’ opening possession, the game was stopped to recognize her accomplishments from earlier in the week. She went on to score 23 points and 13 rebounds in a 51-41 win over the Eagles.
A two-time All-Metro first-team selection and regarded as the area’s top player this season, Reese is averaging 19 points and 12 assists for the three-time defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions.
Others considered: Alicia Ennals, North County, basketball; Eniya Russell, Institute of Notre Dame