Girls Athlete of the Week // Imani Bailey, Meade, basketball

February 22, 2011

The junior led the No. 11 Mustangs to two wins last week that clinched the Anne Arundel County championship and a berth in Wednesday night's District V title game. A 5-foot-8 forward/guard, Bailey had 19 points, eight steals and four assists in a 63-46 win over then-No. 15 South River, avenging an early-season loss. She had 20 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 63-34 win over Chesapeake-AA in the regular-season finale. Bailey, who plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Nike Maryland Blue Stars, averages 21.8 points, 6.5 steals, 5.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds for the season. She has a 3.7 GPA and is drawing attention from Illinois and St. John's, among other college programs.

Others considered: Keli Alston, Poly, basketball; Mary Kate Conway, Notre Dame Prep, basketball; Maggie Morrison, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Rebecca Silver, Hereford, basketball; Jannah Tucker, New Town, basketball

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