All-Met Sports, The Washington Post

Independent School League 2016-17 girls’ basketball preview

ISL AA

Top teams: Georgetown Visitation (27-4), Bullis (21-7), Holy Child (20-7)

Top players

G Ellie Mitchell, Georgetown Visitation, 5-6, So.

F Victoria Crawford, Bullis, 6-3, Sr.

F Jada Dapaa, Holy Child, 5-10, Jr.

Skinny: Georgetown Visitation won the league last year and returns the one-two punch of forwards Maeve Carroll, who averaged 13.4 points per game in 2015-16, and up-and-coming sophomore Ellie Mitchell. The Cubs graduated second-leading scorer Alexis Gray. . . .

Bullis lost star post player Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo, who transferred to Paul VI. The Bulldogs do, however, return Victoria Crawford (12.7 points per game) after a 21-7, second-place season. . . .

Holy Child , last year’s third-place finisher, will be paced by forward Jada Dapaa, who averaged just shy of a double-double in points and rebounds her sophomore year. . . .   Flint Hill (22-7) moves up from the lower-tier A division after a regular season championship in 2015. Tori Herman (10 points per game) returns to run the offense . . . .  Sidwell Friends (14-6) brings back four starters, including junior point guard Annie Boasberg(11.6 points, 5.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds). . . .  National Cathedral  loses a great deal of scoring off a team that went 12-10 last year. It will lean on Naomi Davy (4.2 points per game) for a spark.

ISL A

Top teams:  Episcopal (21-7), Potomac School (18-8)

Top players

G Sara Park, Potomac School, 5-7, So.

F Lexi Weger, Episcopal, 6-2, Jr.

Skinny: Episcopal  has perhaps the league’s best defender in forward Lexi Weger. Twice during her sophomore season she had a double-double in rebounds and blocks. She also averaged 9.2 points per game. Episcopal will be the A division favorite after Flint Hill was promoted. . . .

Potomac School , meanwhile, returns one of the league’s most explosive scorers in Sara Park, who put up double figures in all but six games last year on her way to averaging 13.5 points per contest her freshman season. . . .

St. Andrew’s (12-14) will look for big things from 6-foot-1 sophomore forward AC Choutedjem and senior point guard Emily Todd (11.1 points per game). . . .  Maret  lost its three leading scorers to graduation after an 11-8 finish.

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