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Player of the Year

Elashier Hall

After being moved to point guard this year, Hall continued to display talent and poise. She stepped into the spotlight for Eleanor Roosevelt during the playoffs after senior forward Brooke Wilson suffered a knee injury in the 4A South Region final. Hall led the Raiders with 27 points in the region title game victory against Charles H. Flowers. She was Roosevelt’s leading scorer in both of the Raiders’ state Final Four games, scoring 17 points on March 13 against Blake High and 19 points with six rebounds in the title game against Arundel. The talented junior is set to return next winter along with the other four players who started in the state final as the Raiders seek a fifth straight Class 4A crown.

Coach of the Year

Chris WilliamsFirst Team

Brooke Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt: Although the senior missed the state 4A Final Four with a knee injury, she was a major force for the Raiders. The George Washington University recruit led the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds per game before having her season ended by injury in the first quarter of Roosevelt’s 4A South Region final victory against Charles H. Flowers.

Lynnae Lampkins, Gwynn Park: Part of a dynamic duo with teammate Brittany Crowell, Lampkins helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the 2A South Region final. The Syracuse University recruit averaged 18 points, six assists and five steals per game this season and concluded her high school career with more than 900 points.

Brittany Crowell, Gwynn Park: The other half of the Yellow Jackets’ dynamic duo that led the team to the 20-2 mark, Crowell averaged 20 points and six rebounds this season and concluded her Gwynn Park career with more than 1,200 points. She was named the Most Valuable Player at the Holiday Hoops Classic and will continue her career next season at James Madison University.

Tiana Myers, Bishop McNamara: Myers was one of five senior starters on a mission to capture the Mustangs’ first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in five years. She shined when they needed her most, scoring 19 points and going 11 for 11 from the foul line to lead McNamara over Good Counsel in the title game. Myers will play for George Washington University.

Tianna Hawkins, Riverdale Baptist: The junior was part of a youthful Crusaders’ squad that went 29-3 and won the IAABO Tournament and the NACA Tournament in Dayton, Tenn. Hawkins averaged 15.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game and has already received several looks from Division I schools.

Ataira Franklin, Riverdale Baptist: Another major part of the successful Crusaders’ squad, the sophomore averaged 15.6 points, seven rebounds, 3.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the IAABO Christmas Tournament.

Pryncess Tate-Dublin, Potomac: During her four years with the Wolverines — which included a state title in 2005 — Tate-Dublin was the model athlete. Wolverines’ coach Mike Strother said ‘‘it’s definitely been a blessing having her over the last four years.” One of the best individual and team players in the county, Tate-Dublin averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds and will continue her career next fall at Old Dominion University.

Keyona Bryant, Flowers: The senior played a major role in the Jaguars’ 19-5 season and berth in the 4A South Region championship game. Bryant led the team with averages of 14.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. She also had 78 blocked shots and 39 steals on the season. She had five double-doubles and amassed 23 rebounds in a victory against Largo during the IAABO Tournament in December.

Brittney Barber, Surrattsville: An integral part of the Hornets’ second consecutive 1A South Region championship team, the senior led the Hornets in scoring and rebounding. Barber averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game, including single-game bests of 35 points and 22 rebounds.

Carla Russell, Largo: The talented senior guard was one of the primary reasons the Lions won the County 3A/2A/1A League title. Russell averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.7 assists per game for the 22-5 Lions, who were upended by Lackey in the 3A South Region semifinals.

Second Team

Jessica Lyons and Chanel Tharps, Largo

Olivia Applewhite and Noel Bullock, Eleanor Roosevelt

Imani Lawson and Terran Quattlebaum, Charles H. Flowers

Andrea Jones, Grace Brethren

Tyanna Marshall, Seton

Takia Brown, Friendly

Jasmine Macintosh, Bowie

Shequita Manning, Crossland

Uchechi Ahaiwe, Bladensburg

Kaitlin O’Hara, Pallotti

Morgan Pope-Addison, Henry A. Wise

Kala Nwachukwu, McNamara

Chane Shorter, Surrattsville

Glen Charlton, DuVal