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2017-18 All-Metro girls basketball first and second teams

First team

Taylor Addison

Howard, forward, senior

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» Versatile 5-foot-10 small forward scored more than 1,000 career points in a balanced offense

» Averaged 14.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.1 steals despite often sitting out 10 minutes of lopsided victories; led the No. 5 Lions to the Class 4A sectional final, a share of the Howard County championship

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» Could take over a game when necessary; scored 24 points in a 64-51 win over No. 8 John Carroll, 25 in 69-57 win over No. 6 Long Reach to avenge a loss

» Repeat first-team selection; heading to Mount St. Mary's

Nia Clouden

St. Frances, guard, senior

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» Three-time All-Metro first-team selection, the No. 1 Panthers' point guard emerged as a stronger leader on and off the court

» Averaged 13.3 points, three assists, 1.2 steals; shot 44 percent from the field, 35 percent from 3-point range

» Didn't have to be the top scorer but played big in big games; scored 23, hit all five 3-point shots in the 69-51 IAAM A Conference championship win over No. 2 McDonogh; scored 24 in the 64-52 Bishop Walsh Tournament championship win over Good Counsel

» Scored more than 1,500 career points; twice named Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year; signed with Michigan State

Mackenzie DeWees

Manchester Valley, guard, senior

» Four-time Carroll County Player of the Year led the county in most statistical averages, including 25.9 points, 11.7 rebounds, 7.9 steals and 56 percent from the field

» One of only 11 Baltimore-area girls ever to score 2,000 career points; finished with 2,157 points, 1,097 rebounds, 19 triple doubles

» Had 18 points, 10 rebounds in section final win over Westminster after two regular-season losses to the Owls; scored 21 in the 58-41 Class 3A West regional final loss to eventual state champ Frederick

» Twice an All-Metro second-team selection; signed with Quinnipiac

Catonsville senior forward-guard Jasmine Dickey is The Baltimore Sun's 2017-18 girls basketball Player of the Year.

Taleah Dixon

McDonogh, guard, senior

» All-Metro first-team selection two years ago, slowed while returning from an ACL tear last season but emerged as a leader on offense and defense for the No. 2 Eagles

» The 5-9 shooting guard led a balanced attack with 13 points per game; also averaged 3.5 assists, 3.1 steals; often defended opponents' post players

» A consistent scorer who added three to five points to her average against the strongest opponents

» Became only the third McDonogh player in the past three years to reach 1,000 points; signed with Loyola Maryland

Kayla Liles

McDonogh, guard, senior

» The 5-10 shooting guard played out of position all season on both ends of the floor after the No. 2 Eagles lost their only post player to an injury

» Despite guarding bigger, taller opponents in the post, still led the IAAM A Conference finalist Eagles in points (13.9), field-goal percentage (.544), rebounds (5.7), steals (4.25)

» Scored in double figures in 21 of 24 games; scored 19 and came within two steals of a triple double in a 53-51 loss at Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.)

» Repeat All-Metro first-team selection; signed with Elon

Mir McLean

Roland Park, forward, sophomore

» At 5-11, could outrebound just about anyone with her height, agility, vertical leap; one of the area's top shot blockers

» Averaged 18.5 points, 13 rebounds for the No. 3 Reds; had 19 double doubles, shot 60 percent from the field

» Had 35 points, 18 rebounds in three quarters of the IAAM A Conference quarterfinal 76-49 win over Archbishop Spalding; had 20 points, 18 rebounds in the 73-69 semifinal loss to No. 2 McDonogh

» Repeat All-Metro first-team selection; led the Reds to their bracket championship at Nike Tournament of Champions, an early national ranking

The Baltimore Sun's Girls Basketball Coach of the Year is Poly's Kendall Peace-Able, who guided a young team with no dominant scorer to the Baltimore City championship and the Class 3A state semifinals.

Angel Reese

St. Frances, forward, sophomore

» The 6-3 repeat All-Metro first-team selection dominated opponents inside, averaging team highs with 17.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, 20 double doubles

» Versatile player who could crash the boards, handle the ball; also led the No. 1 Panthers, ranked No. 17 nationally in MaxPreps Xcellent 25, in field-goal percentage (54), assists (3.1), blocks (1.8)

» Had season-high 30 points, 16 rebounds in a 61-50 win over National Christian; had 19 points, 12 rebounds in the 69-51 A Conference final victory over No. 2 McDonogh

» Invited to try out for the United States Under-17 national team

Lyric Swann

Long Reach, guard, junior

» The Howard County coaches' Player of the Year scored in double digits every game, averaging 19.3 points for Class 3A state finalists, co-county champions

» Always a long-range threat, the 5-5 Swann hit her fifth 3-pointer of the game to seal a 66-61 win over No. 7 Poly in the state semifinals

» Scored 22 points in a 77-58 win over Chesapeake-AA for the No. 6 Lightning's first regional championship; scored 19 in an early-season upset of No. 5 Howard

» Also averaged three assists, three steals; has over 1,000 career points; committed to UMBC

Brooke Worrell

Chesapeake-AA, forward-guard, senior

» The top player in Anne Arundel County averaged 23.4 points, nine rebounds and 2.3 steals

» Scored 38 in a win over Meade; led the No. 15 Cougars to their second regional final appearance in program history; had 26 points, 17 rebounds in Class 3A East final loss to Long Reach

» At 5-10, Chesapeake's all-time leading scorer with 1,696 career points turned around a program that had just one win the year before she arrived

» Headed for Morgan State

Second team

Ja'lyn Armstrong, Institute of Notre Dame, guard, senior

Jameila Barrett, Catonsville, guard, senior

Jessica Booth, McDonogh, guard, junior

Sydney Faulcon, Old Mill, center, junior

Ja'Niah Henson, Roland Park, guard, junior

Eniya Russell, Institute of Notre Dame, guard, sophomore

Savannah Simmons, John Carroll, guard, senior

Dasia Townes, Poly, guard, sophomore

Jasmen Walton, Western, guard, senior

Kiana Williams, Long Reach, guard, senior

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