Basketball preview: AAA Cedar Run District girls


Stonewall Jackson's Danielle Burns (No. 44) was a big part of the Raiders’ run to the AAA state final last season as a sophomore. (TRACY A WOODWARD/THE WASHINGTON POST)
December 7, 2011
Top teams

Stonewall Jackson (20-8), Freedom-South Riding (19-8), Battlefield (7-15)

Top players

G Danielle Burns, Stonewall Jackson, 5-10, Jr.

F Nicole Floyd, Stonewall Jackson, 6-2, So.

G Mikal Johnson, Osbourn, 5-8, Sr.

G Ryan Jordan, Stonewall Jackson, 5-11, Sr.

F Amber Lewis, Battlefield, 5-11, Sr.

Skinny

Broad Run (9-14) and Freedom, both up from AA, and first-year school Patriot are new to the league. Freedom won Virginia AA titles in 2009 and ’10. . . . First-year Stonewall Coach Diana Martinez inherits a state runner-up program that has won more than 60 consecutive games in the Cedar Run. Floyd missed most of last season with a knee injury. Jordan has signed with Hampton. Stonewall opened the season with a win over Forest Park in a rematch of the Northwest Region championship game. . . .

Osbourn’s Johnson has signed with Rider. . . . Chris Pasternak is the new coach at Broad Run. Rob Weaver moved over to Osbourn (6-17) from Brentsville. Jen Olinger moved from Kettle Run to Patriot, which has no seniors. Chrissy Kelly, who coached Forest Park to two state titles and later coached at South County, is assisting a former aide, Eric McCaslin, at Battlefield.

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