You Should Have Seen
Kairsten Nunn, Eleanor Roosevelt
It was easy to spot the sophomore point guard after the Raiders' 51-46 victory over third-ranked Riverdale Baptist in the championship game of the IAABO Tournament on Dec. 28. Standing at midcourt, she hoisted the tournament's most valuable player trophy before being mobbed by her teammates.
Against Riverdale Baptist, Nunn scored a season-best 19 points to go along with five assists and five steals to give her a tournament-best 57 points and 13 assists in the Raiders' three tournament victories.
"We knew coming into this tournament this was our chance to get some respect and make a statement that we're a good team," said Nunn, who is averaging a team-best 14 points and five assists per game. "I just wanted to do my part to help our team win. But hopefully, this is just the start of bigger things for us."
Eighth-ranked Eleanor Roosevelt entered the week 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Prince George's 4A League, a game behind Suitland and Oxon Hill.
You Should See
Edwin Davis, Gwynn Park
Where would the Yellow Jackets be without Davis? Probably not in contention to defend their 3A/2A/1A League championship. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound senior point guard has stepped in for Louis Hinnant, an All-Met now starting for Boston College, and played well.
Davis is averaging a team-best 24.4 points and seven assists per game, and has emerged as the team's leader. He averaged just six points and four assists per game last season for the Yellow Jackets, who lost in the 3A final to Douglass of Baltimore to finish a school-best 24-3.
Davis has led Gwynn Park, which entered the week 5-2 overall and 2-2 in league play, in scoring six times this season, and has scored at least 23 points on each of those occasions.
"Our team starts with Edwin Davis because he's our leader," Gwynn Park Coach Steve Matthews said. "With the way he has improved, it's like he's almost a completely different player for us this year."
-- Jon Gallo