Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week


December 27, 2006


Sean Mosley

St. Frances, basketball

The 6-foot-4, two-time All-Metro swingman scored seven of his game-high 23 points in the final quarter as the then-No. 5 Panthers upset former top-ranked and defending Baltimore Catholic League champion Mount St. Joseph on the road Friday, 67-63.

He also had six rebounds in helping hand the Gaels their second loss in 46 games and their first setback to an area team since St. Frances defeated them on Feb. 27, 2005, in the BCL tournament semifinals.

Mosley, whose Panthers (7-1, 3-0) ended the Gaels' 20-game winning streak in league play, also contributed 21 points in a 95-74 victory over league rival St. John's Catholic Prep on Dec. 19.

As a freshman, Mosley led the Panthers to the BCL title. As a sophomore last season, he averaged 18.5 points. Mosley's first loves were soccer and baseball and he didn't begin playing basketball until he was 10, after a friend persuaded him to try out for a recreation team.

Others considered -- Kyle Lemmon, North Carroll, wrestling; Steve Lombardozzi, Atholton, basketball; Isaiah Philmore, John Carroll, basketball. Girls

Mi-Khida Hankins

St. Frances, basketball

A two-time All-Metro first-teamer, Hankins led No. 1 St. Frances to a pair of impressive wins last week with 48 points, 15 rebounds, 11 steals and intimidating defense.

The 6-foot-1 senior forward scored 25 points and had seven rebounds and five steals in a 76-65 win over then-No. 4 McDonogh. Hankins scored 14 of the Panthers' 18 fourth-quarter points to put the game away.

Against Holy Cross, ranked No. 3 in The Washington Post, Hankins scored 23 points and had eight rebounds and four steals in a 65-51 win.

In both games, Hankins played a key defensive role. She has been especially intimidating at the top of the Panthers' 1-2-2 trap, where she gives ballhandlers fits with her height and quickness.

Hankins, who played for the Baltimore Cougars Amateur Athletic Union team last summer, signed early to play for Providence. She has a 3.29 grade point average and plans to major in psychology.

Others considered -- Kacee Lewis, Pikesville, basketball; LaShay Taft, City, basketball.

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