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All-Metro Girls Basketball First Team

Jaia Alexander

Roland Park, guard, junior

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• The catalyst for the Reds' break was tougher to cover this season with a spot-on midrange jump shot

• At 5 feet 11, also could dominate the boards, getting putbacks or jump-starting the running game

• Averaged 13 points, five rebounds and two assists; finished second on the team in rebounding

• Has multiple college offers

Danielle Edwards

McDonogh, guard, senior

• Area's top point guard led the No. 1 Eagles to their third IAAM A Conference championship in three years

• Last season's Player of the Year averaged 11.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4.8 steals; named MVP and best defender after winning the Bishop Walsh Tournament

• Eagles were 61-5 with her starting at point guard; scored 1,389 career points and had 500 assists

• A three-time first-team selection; signed with Clemson

Lindsey Edwards

Roland Park, forward, senior

• Steadiest player on a Reds team that spent time at No. 1 and finished No. 2 after falling to McDonogh in overtime of the A Conference final

• Averaged 14 points, four rebounds; MVP at the Carolina Invitational after scoring 27 in the title victory

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• At 5-10 proved a tough matchup, often defended the opposition's best guard

• A two-time first-team selection; signed with High Point

Qalea Ismail

Patterson Mill, forward, senior

• Versatile, do-it-all player led the Huskies to their second straightClass 2A state championship

• Averaged 21.1 points, often against double or triple teams, 9.3 rebounds, five assists, 4.2 steals, three blocks; scored 38 in the regional final, 26 in the state final

• A two-time first-team selection led an injury-riddled team through the late season with strong inside, outside games

• Scored a school-record 1,758 points; committed to Princeton

Stephanie Jones

Aberdeen, forward-guard, junior

• One of the area's most versatile players, at 6-2 can post up, shoot the 3-pointer, handle the ball

• Scored 31 in a holiday tournament win over No. 3 St. Frances; scored 21 in a loss to No. 2 Roland Park

• Averaged 18.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 steals, 2.3 assists; has 1,365 career points, 553 rebounds

• A three-time first-team selection; committed to Maryland

Dajah Logan

McDonogh, guard, senior

• Led the No. 1 Eagles in scoring for the second straight year as they won back-to-back IAAM A Conference championships

• A tough matchup at 5-11 with excellent midrange jumper; had 1,231 career points

• Averaged 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds; named to the All-Tournament Team at the Bishop Walsh Tournament

• A two-time first-team selection; signed with College of Charleston

Chelsea Mitchell

Atholton, guard, senior

• The 5-9 shooting guard led the Raiders to their first Howard County championship in seven years

• Stellar defender in the press and sparked the fast break; created offense off the dribble drive with quick first step

• Averaged 19.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, three assists, 4.7 steals; scored 30 against Hammond, 21 in the regional final loss to Poly

• Scored 1,056 career points; undecided about college

Taylor Murray

Annapolis Area Christian, guard, senior

• Three-time first-team selection led her team to the IAAM B Conference, Maryland Christian Schools championships

• Averaged 29.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, seven steals; school's all-time leading scorer with 2,241 points

• Scored 44 and 43 in two wins over Severn; had 31 points, 12 rebounds, six steals in B Conference final vs. St. Timothy's

• Named Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, McDonald's All-American; signed with Kentucky

Tyeisha Smith

St. Frances, guard, junior

• The 5-9 shooting guard could score from anywhere on the floor with a strong dribble drive and accurate range to 3-point distance

• Came up big in a late-season win over McDonogh; scored 21 with six assists in an early win over Archbishop Carroll, Pa.

• Averaged 15.5 points, four rebounds and three assists

• Drawing attention from Virginia, Georgetown, Hofstra and UNC-Charlotte, among others

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