Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

March 17, 2004

BOYS

Troy Smith

Douglass, basketball

Smith followed in the footsteps of his brother Tyler by leading the No. 10 Ducks to a Class 3A state championship.

The 6-foot-2 junior forward scored a game-high 30 points, including a three-point play with 3.8 seconds left in the second overtime that gave the Ducks a 66-65 victory over Gwynn Park.

Smith's older brother, now at DePaul, led Douglass to its first state championship in 2002 and was named All-Metro Player of the Year that season.

Troy Smith added a team-high 10 rebounds, was 12-for-14 from the foul line and scored 25 of his 30 points after intermission.

GIRLS

Ana Baker

Arundel, basketball

The No. 1 Wildcats' 5-foot-7 junior point guard ran an offense that tied the record for most points in a state tournament game in Arundel's 87-64 victory over No. 4 Woodlawn for the Class 4A title.

Baker also had 15 points, nine assists and four steals in the victory after contributing 15 points and four assists to a 60-38 state semifinal victory over Oxon Hill.

For the Wildcats, who also won the Anne Arundel County championship, Baker averaged 13.6 points as well as 8.2 assists. She handed out 219 assists, a single-season school record.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

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.

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