All-city/county Basketball

High Schools

March 21, 2004|By Katherine Dunn

GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Chandrea Jones

Institute of Notre Dame, junior

An All-Metro first-team pick since her freshman season, Jones proved nearly impossible to stop when she had the ball. She averaged 26.4 points, up from 16.1 a year ago. The 5-foot-9 guard was strong going to the basket, but she also proved potent from long range. In just three years, Jones set the school record for career scoring with 1,625 points.

Jones also averaged 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 5.5 steals this season for the No. 7 Indians (18-7). She posted 19 double doubles and two triple doubles. She scored 40 points twice and hit 70 three-pointers. She hit four or more three-pointers in 10 games.

FOR THE RECORD - McDonogh's Rachel Braver, a first-team All-City/County selection in basketball, will attend Boston University in the fall, but will not play basketball.

GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR

George Petrides

City

Better known as the Knights' football coach, Petrides guided City to its most successful season in his 18th year at the helm.

Not only did the No. 15 Knights win their first Baltimore City championship, but they also won their first regional title, which earned them their first trip to the state tournament. Petrides emphasized the team and gave a lot of credit to his assistant coaches Tim Burroughs and Rolynda Contee.

GIRLS FIRST TEAM

Rachel Braver

McDonogh, senior

The 5-foot-10 small forward led the No. 6 Eagles back to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland semifinals for the first time in four years. She had 13 double doubles and averaged 10.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. Braver will play next season at Boston University.

Andrea Dodrill

Bryn Mawr, senior

An All-Metro first-team pick last season, the 6-foot power forward was among the toughest IAAM A Conference players to handle. The Johns Hopkins-bound Dodrill averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds. Her 1,406 points are the most in school history.

Renee Jones

Walbrook, senior

The 5-foot-8 guard proved the toughest player to contain in the city league. Jones could take a defender off the dribble or pull up and hit a three-pointer. A first-team All-Metro pick last season, she led the metro area in scoring with a 26.9-point average. She scored 45 or more points twice.

Dani Kell

Roland Park, senior

An All-Metro first team pick a year ago, the 6-foot guard led the No. 3 Reds in scoring with 13 points per game and finished second on their all-time scoring list with 1,236 points. Kell got her teammates involved in the offense, averaging 4.8 assists. She is headed for William & Mary.

Angel McCoughtry

St. Frances, senior

Last season's All-Metro Player of the Year led the No. 2 Panthers to their second straight IAAM A Conference title. An agile 6-foot-1 forward, McCoughtry proved hard to stop in the paint, averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds. Sheprovided big plays throughout the title run. She will play next season at St. John's.

Shawna Scott

Milford Mill, junior

A 5-foot-4 point guard with a 20-point average, Scott handed out five assists per game for the No. 10 Millers. She could draw the defense and dish off, but she could also penetrate, pull up for a mid-range jumper or hit a three-pointer.

Ronda Shelley

Woodlawn, senior

At 5 feet 11, Shelley showed terrific moves in the paint and the ability to out-rebound taller players. Shelley, a second-team All-Metro pick last season, proved a key component in the No. 4 Warriors' second straight county title and their run to the state Class 4A final. She averaged 10.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and two blocks.

Shadae Swan

St. Frances, senior

The 5-foot-9 point guard, a repeat first-team pick, saw the floor well and got the ball to the right shooters. Tough off the dribble with a consistent three-point shot, the Delaware State-bound Swan averaged 11 points and four assists.

Brittney Taylor

Woodlawn, junior

A first-team All-Metro selection last winter, Taylor continued to provide the glue for her team's run to the Baltimore County crown and the state Class 4A final. The 5-foot-7 guard excelled in transition, averaging nine steals, to go 14.2 points and 6.3 assists.

Krystal Vaughn

Lake Clifton, senior

Vaughn, 6 feet 1, proved a dominating post presence who could step out and hit one three pointer after another. She averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. Always the primary target for opposing defenses, Vaughn still managed big games against top foes.

THE GIRLS

Player of the Year: Chandrea Jones, Institute of Notre Dame

Coach of the Year: George Petrides, City

First team

Name School Class Position

Chandrea Jones Inst. of Notre Dame Junior Guard

Renee Jones Walbrook Senior Guard

Dani Kell Roland Park Senior Guard

Shawna Scott Milford Mill Junior Guard

Shadae Swan St. Frances Senior Guard

Brittney Taylor Woodlawn Junior Guard

Rachel Braver McDonogh Senior Forward

Andrea Dodrill Bryn Mawr Senior Forward

Angel McCoughtry St. Frances Senior Forward

Ronda Shelley Woodlawn Senior Forward

Krystal Vaughn Lake Clifton Senior Forward

Second team

Name School Class Position

Candice Britton Woodlawn Senior Guard

Amanda Burroughs City Junior Guard

Ebony Dennis Western Sophomore Guard

Patrice Griffin Southside Junior Guard

Nikina Hill Dunbar Senior Guard

Kristin McLaughlin Seton Keough Senior Guard

Sandy Wasserbach Catonsville Junior Guard

Zhondria Benn Western Sophomore Forward

Kelly O'Connell Seton Keough Senior Forward

Mercedes Robinson St. Paul's Junior Forward

Brooks Webster Inst. of Notre Dame Junior Forward

Note: Teams selected by Katherine Dunn after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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