State champion: North Point (defeated Patterson, 76-72)
Most outstanding player: Gerel Simmons, North Point
Senior guard came up with arguably the biggest play of state title game, grabbing a loose ball near midcourt and followed with two free throws, breaking a 70-70 tie late in regulation. He hit two more free throws (8-of-9 in game) after the Eagles stole the ball on a Patterson inbounds, finishing with 19 points and four steals after scoring game-high 19 in semifinal victory over Magruder.
All-4A Tournament team
Aquille Carr, Patterson, So., guard: Arguably the biggest attraction at the state Final Four, Carr scored a tournament-best 52 points, but shot just 17-of-57. After picking up three first half fouls, Carr came back in second half to spark Clippers’ come-from-behind win over Eleanor Roosevelt in semifinals.
Myrek Lee-Fowkles, Patterson, So., forward/guard: Had 16 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out late in regulation of finals. Hit lead basket in Patterson’s rally against Roosevelt in semifinals.
Chaun Miller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr., forward: Talented 6-foot-5 inside-out performer led Raiders with 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds against Patterson.
Naim Muhammad, North Point, So., forward: Had his “one shining moment” with a double-double (20 points and 11 rebounds) in finals, helping North Point concluded 27-0 season. His trembling with excitement (and maybe a little disbelief) in post-game conference was one of the best moments of championship weekend.
Marquis Wright, North Point, So., guard: The other diminutive guard not named Aquille Carr in tournament, Wright had nine points and 12 assists in win over Patterson. Carr may have had all the buzz, Wright (16 points, 16 assists and five assists in two games) just played.
State champion: Milford Mill (defeated Centennial, 56-44)
Most Outstanding Player: Tevin Hanner, Milford Mill
Athletic senior post was dominating for two-time defending champ Millers with 31 points and 29 rebounds. His highlight reel first quarter set the tone in the championship finale against Centennial.
All-3A Tournament team
Matt Harbinson, Centennial, Sr., guard/forward: Led Eagles with 11 points and nine rebounds in finals. Had team-high eight rebounds in semifinal win over South Hagerstown.
Isaiah McCray, Milford Mill, Sr., guard: Numbers weren’t overwhelming but Colgate University-bound standout was steadying influence. Finished with 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists as Millers became first program in 25 years to repeat as 3A champs.
Davon Morton, Friendly, Sr., forward: Was lone bright spot for Prince George’s County squad in semifinal loss to Milford Mill with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Andre Pierre, South Hagerstown, Sr., guard/forward: Had solid all-around performance with team-high 15 points and nine rebounds with three assists in semifinal loss to Centennial
Keyonte Potts, Centennial, Jr., guard: Led state Final Four newcomer with 29 points in two games. Hit winning free throw in 56-54 semifinal victory and had a key three-pointer late in regulation.
State champion: Digital Harbor (defeated Easton, 64-46)
Most Outstanding Player: DaQuan Cook, Digital Harbor
Junior showed why he’s regarded among the nation’s point guards in the Class of 2012, scoring 30 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists as the south Baltimore school won second title in three seasons. Flirted with triple-double (15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists) in Rams’ semifinal bashing of Gwynn Park.
All-2A Tournament team
Antonio Manns, Digital Harbor, Jr., forward: Manns’ increase play in the paint was key during Digital Harbor’s title run. Compiled 30 points and 18 rebounds in two games including a double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds) with semifinals.
Nyme Manns, Digital Harbor, Jr., forward: The other half Digital Harbor’s “Bash Cousins” combo, Manns had 16 points and team-high nine rebounds in finals. Posted double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds) in semifinal dismantlement of Gwynn Park.
Ryan McTavish, South Carroll, Sr., forward: Presbyterian University-bound star had tournament single-game best 26 points in semifinal loss to Easton. Became Carroll County’s all-time leading scorer, finishing impressive varsity career with 1,504 points.
Jah’sheme Ringgold, Easton, Jr., guard: Ringgold was top scorer in 2A tournament with 43 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. He kept Talbot County school on Digital Harbor’s heels for most of title game Saturday, finishing with game-high 24 points.
Kevin Smith, Digital Harbor, Sr., guard: Smith (25 points, eight rebounds and five assists in two games) hit the big shots during Digital Harbor’s unlikely title run, starting with game-winner vs. Lake Clifton in North Region quarterfinals. Had three-pointer to spark Rams’ 17-4 fourth quarter in finals, finishing with team-high 17 points.
State champion: Dunbar (defeated Williamsport, 64-43)
Most Outstanding Player: Devante Wallace, Dunbar
Six-foot-5 senior swing skyrocketed into a place among the area’s elite players, scoring 45 points with 20 rebounds in two games at Comcast Center, leading Dunbar to its 13th state crown. Among the area’s best pure shooters, Wallace finished weekend 17-of-31 from the field with five assists and five steals.
All-1A Tournament team
Andre Dennis, Pocomoke: Dennis was lone bright in semifinal loss to Williamsport with 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Aaron Parham, Dunbar, Jr., forward/guard: Though undersized, Parham again did the dirty work inside for Poets with 29 points and 16 rebounds. Had double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) in title-game win over Williamsport.
Brandon McCauley, Williamsport, Sr., guard: McCauley sparked western Maryland school’s charge to the title game, scoring a 1A tournament-best 24 against Pocomoke. Led Lions with 13 points and three assists in finals against Dunbar.
Donte Pretlow, Dunbar, Jr., guard: Pretlow didn’t score in the championship game, but ran the Poets’ up-tempo attack to near-precision, providing two assists, four rebounds and three steals. Arguably one of the area lesser-known talents at point, he totaled four points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals in two games at Comcast.
Ahmaad Wilson, Owings Mills, So., guard: Wilson led Eagles with 15 points and two steals in semifinal loss to Dunbar. He’s part of a promising young core that won’t have to worry about Dunbar as the Baltimore County school moves to 2A next season.