Basketball preview: ISL AA
By Preston Williams,
C Caira Washington, Georgetown Day, 6-3, Sr.
F Zoe Beard-Fails, Georgetown Day, 6-2, Sr.
F Lynee Belton, Bullis, 6-2, Jr.
G Ana Hagerup, Georgetown Visitation, 6-0, Jr.
G Brittany Jackson, Bullis 5-9, Sr.
Bullis is trying to unseat six-time defending champion Georgetown Visitation, boasting a talented lineup at the same time that Visitation is trying to replace its top three scorers off a team that won its final 20 games last season. Bullis features two players who have committed to Division I schools — Jackson (George Mason) and guard Dazia Hall (Richmond) — and Belton is considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2014. New Bullis Coach Rod Hairston won five consecutive Maryland 4A state titles at Eleanor Roosevelt from 2004 to 2009. . . . Two of Visitation’s top players are going to college to play other sports — Hagerup (lacrosse at Virginia) and junior G Alexis Bryant (soccer at Boston College). Senior G Taylor Delgado will play basketball at Christopher Newport. Visitation is 99-3 in the league in the past six years. . . . Beard-Fails has committed to Colorado. Washington has committed to George Washington....Flint Hill, which reached the league final last year, graduated five starters off a 20-win team. . . . Holton-Arms is deeper than in recent seasons, particularly at guard. . . . Stone Ridge returns only one starter, junior F Laura Keehan. . . . Dhyamond Crenshaw, who averaged 22.9 ppg at St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes last season, has transferred back to Robinson. . . . Senior C Tiara Wood averaged 14.3 ppg for Sidwell Friends a year ago.
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