Basketball preview: DCIAA girls

Preston Keres/For The Washington Post - Mercedes Suarez, right, will lead a Wilson squad that may end H.D. Woodson’s reign atop the DCIAA.

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F Mercedes Suarez, Wilson, 6-1, Sr.

G Angelica Chacon, Wilson, 5-8, Soph.

G Nadiya Holley, Ballou, 5-6, Sr.

G Ayonna Williams, Ballou, 5-4, Soph.

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With the departure of H.D. Woodson’s core players to Capitol Christian, it will be very difficult for the Warriors to continue their streak of 103 consecutive conference wins. First-year Coach Anthony Davis takes over a team that is extremely young and without a returning starter. . . . The Warriors have won the last eight DCIAA titles, but Wilson looks to be the preseason favorite this year. Tigers team leader Mercedes Suarez is receiving Division I interest and can do it all for Wilson. She averaged 16.1 points per game for last season’s DCIAA runners up. . . . Ballou’s Nadiya Holley will likely eclipse the 1,000-point mark this season. The Knights’ matchup with Wilson on Feb. 14 will be a good gauge to see where both teams are late in the season. . . . Anacostia lost talented senior Morgan Smiley but an experienced group of underclassmen look to step up and push for DCIAA title contention.

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