Annapolis Panthers

Boys Basketball

December 04, 1991

Head coach: John Brady (15th season)

Assistant coaches: Roy Brownand Ken Goncz

1990-1991 record: 21-4, lost to Parkdale in state 4A semifinals

Returnees: Seniors Rob Wooster (swingman), Marvin Brown (forward), Josh Gannon (guard) and Tim Howe (forward); juniors Lozonnah James (guard) and Wendell Williams (forward).

Newcomers: Junior William Gross (center); sophomores Kelsey Watkins (guard), Larry Brown (forward) and Joe Pergerson (center).

Coach's outlook: "I can't really saythat we have any weaknesses on the team. We're right on course to where we want to be. Overall, we're looking pretty good. We have a goodblend of experience, quickness and shooting. There's absolutely nothing that I could be displeased about at this point. I have some guys on this team who are going to surprise a lot of people. It's really aluxury when you can say that 20 of the guys you cut from varsity have the potential to play high school ball."

Anne Arundel County Sunoutlook: Sure, the Panthers have the youngest squad in recent memory, but as most county fans know, Brady's charges won't surrender theirRegion IV crown too easily. Look for Annapolis to finish first or second during the regular season.

SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Head coach: Wayne Mook (11th season)

Assistant coaches: Charles Duckett and Jeff Hunter

1990-1991 record: 10-13, lost to Meade in Region IV quarterfinals.

Returnees: Seniors Rich Riffle (center), Scott Brown (guard), Gerald Cager (forward), Bob Evans (guard/forward), Matt Glenn (guard) and Kevin Schultz (guard); junior Tim Bowerman (guard); sophomore Ron Green (forward).

Newcomers: Seniors Craig Dorsey (guard) and Yauel Alson (forward); juniors Darrell Holland (forward) and Deamon Wilson (forward); sophomore David Orso (guard).

Coach's outlook:"We probably have the biggest size in the county. We're definitely shooting for the playoffs. Based on what we did last year, our weakestposition was point guard, and Dorsey has filled it well. The kids should make tremendous strides this year. This is one of the best ballclubs I've had in years."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Having lost only one starter and finding a capable point guard are just a fewof the reasons Mook is so enthused. He loves the Falcons' size -- three players stand 6 foot 5 and only two are under 6 foot -- and theirdepth. Mook will be greatly disappointed if Severna Park doesn't make the playoffs. It has a legitimate chance.

ST. MARY'S SAINTS

Headcoach: Jim Sheehan (10th season)

Assistant coach: Dave Lombardi

1990-1991 record: 5-20 in the Maryland Scholastic Association B Conference.

Returnees: Senior Rory Kiernan (forward/center); juniors Joe Greenlee (forward) and Ed Zelezen (forward/center); sophomore Mike Greenlee (guard).

Newcomers: Senior Chris Dudley (center/forward); juniors Charlie McLoud (guard), James McCutchun (guard), Mike Craven (forward) and Pat Cronyn (guard/forward); sophomores Mike Greenlee(guard), Mark Kiefer (guard), Mike Smith (guard) and George McNelly (forward).

Coach's outlook: "We're young, but I still think we canbe competitive. The more court time these youngsters see, the more experience they'll get. Hopefully, they're going to be improving everytime they step on the court. We didn't have the horses to run with in the B Conference last season. Having no interior game really hurt us in our scoring and rebounding and they were the main factors that contributed to our win-loss record. We have to improve our interior game, and with some of our new people, we should be more effective offensively and defensively on the inside."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Saints are young, but playing in MSA C should give them a chance to at least double last year's wins.

NORTHEAST EAGLES

Head coach: John Barbour (13th season)

Assistant coaches: Brandt Schanberger, Peter Pasqualini and Tom Caines

1990-1991 record: 16-8, lost to Forestville in Class 2A Region III championship game.

Returnees: Seniors Gene Pleyo (point guard), Scott Rey (guard), Chad Sanschagrin (center), Chad O'Brien (forward/guard), Andy Becker (forward) and Tyler Clymer (guard).

Newcomers: Seniors Lamont Miller (guard/forward) and Mike Shuster (forward); juniors Steve Louck (forward), Paul Thompson (forward/center) and Rich Heffner (guard).

Coach's outlook: "We had a lot more overall experience last year. This year, it'sdown to three players and there aren't a lot of guys with varsity court time, so inexperience will probably hurt us. We've got some toughgames right away, so we will be able to tell pretty soon."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Gone is Steve Strauss, who scored five of the Eagles' nine three-pointers in their season-ending loss. AlthoughPleyo is the only returning full-time starter, having played on the varsity since his freshman season, Rey is called "Strauss' clone" by Barbour. They'll be joined in the starting line-up by three seniors, whom Barbour hopes will show maturity if not court sense.

SOUTHERN BULLDOGS

Head coach: Tom Albright (27th season)

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