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Basketball preview: DCIAA girls

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

Top Teams

Wilson (21-13), Ballou (19-11) Anacostia (15-11)

Top Players

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

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

B.J. Koubaroulis and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in D.C. basketball. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

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

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


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. Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Boys: WCAC | IAC | MAC | Capital Beltway | PVAC


Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

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