Meade Mustangs

1991 Anne Arundel Girls Hoops At A Glance

December 06, 1991

Head coach: Molly Wilson (third season)

Assistant coaches: Del Hughes, Maureen Connelly and Jo Welch

1990-1991 record: 2-18

Returnees: Seniors Vonnita Pinkett (forward), Tara Brereton (guard); junior Adrian Toles (forward); sophomore Tenkia Matthews (guard).

Newcomers: Junior Connie Fink (guard/forward), LaToya Dobson (forward), Angie Rupe (guard/forward) and Kokita Driver (guard); sophomores Sherrie Marshall (guard) and Clantisa Watson; freshman Shannon Haggerty (guard).

Coach's outlook: "I don'tthink we'll set the world on fire, but we'll be in every ballgame. Last year, we were young and inexperienced. We're still young, but more experienced. I'd be very surprised if we aren't competitive. Our first three games can set the tone for the rest of the season. We seem to have a lot more drive, and we're playing with a lot more confidence. Last year, no one wanted to take the big shot. This year, they allwant to shoot."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: While Meade should improve a little with the help of forwards Toles and Pinkett, point guard Angie Bailey transferred out of the area, leaving the Mustangs with Brereton as the lone experienced backcourt returnee. Color Meade under .500.

GLEN BURNIE GOPHERS

Head coach: Patty Dages (first season)

Assistant coaches: Allison Earley, Jeff Hopkins and Don Dzambo

1990-1991 record: 10-12

Returnees: Senior Jennifer Roth (forward/center); juniors Kelly Rodgers (guard), Jessica Pearce (wing) and Melissa Schaffer (guard).

Newcomers: Seniors Ryann Levo (guard) and Tonia Walker (forward); junior Amy George (forward/center); freshmen Bridget Davis (guard) and Amanda Sikes (guard).

Coach's outlook: "My goal is to bring out each player's fullest potential. If that happens, I'm confident we can build a strong foundation. We have a long way to go, but if we succeed in that area, it will be downhill from there. These are great kids. I don't foresee any problems. We should do decently."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: In her first season as a head coach, Dages has what she calls a "cohesive" group that still needs some tinkering before it's ready to take the floor against the better teams in the county. This is a young squad with much to learn, but the Gophers have quite a teacher in Dages. They are not likely to sneak into the playoffs this season, but Dages isn't askingfor the world, just enough progress and maturity over the course of the year to build toward a better 1992-1993.

CHESAPEAKE COUGARS

Head coach: Ginger Woods (fourth season)

Assistant coach: Dean Castle

1990-1991 record: 8-11

Returnees: Seniors Deanna Castle (guard) and Michele League (forward); juniors Denise Perrone (guard/forward) and Staci Jenkins (guard).

Newcomers: Junior Renee Peters (forward); sophomores Megan Zanwambeke (forward) and Kim Woody (forward).

Coach's outlook: "We're not going to be super tall so we're going to try and use our speed to beat teams down the floor. We're looking at possibly running a three-guard offense, and we'll be doing a lot of shifting people in and out so that we can run the floor and use ourspeed. We have several talented freshmen that we've bumped up to varsity, but it's still too early to tell if they will contribute. I think we're going to have more speed and a more balanced attack this year. We're going to push for a transitional game."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: A lack of size and varsity experience could make for a long season for Chesapeake. The Cougars again are loaded with guards, but lack any true height. This shortfall in itself will keep Chesapeake battling to keep its head above the county's choppy 4A League waters.

BROADNECK BRUINS

Head coach: Bruce Springer (fourth season)

Assistant coaches: Leann Shuck and Tom Cole

1990-1991 record: 18-6, lost to Old Mill in Region IV finals

Returnees: Seniors Jennifer Chapman (forward/center), Michelle Meyer (guard), Sarah Bannat (forward), April Quigley (guard), Amy Chaney (guard), Nikki Green (guard), Jen Jasick (forward) and Ava Tasker (guard); juniors Missy Lewandowski (guard), Susie Goodrich (guard) and Karen Chesley (guard).

Newcomers: Senior Kennita Kirby Jones (forward); junior Aimee Nichols(guard); sophomore Julie Barr (forward/center); freshman Jill Smith (guard).

Coach's outlook: "One of our strengths will be experience, especially early in the year. And depth is another thing I hope will be in our favor. If the young girls come on, and I put Kennita in that category because she hasn't played in a while, we'll get better and better in the middle. Jen Chapman is the only girl back from two years ago and she wants to go back (to the state playoffs). But it's not going to be easy."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Losing 6-footers Theresa Cornish and Andrea Macey has changed the look of Springer's team, which now must rely more on quickness than size. Being housed in the Bay Division makes accumulating playoff points a little tougher, but the Bruins should return to the regions.

ARUNDEL WILDCATS

Head coach: Lee Rogers (third season)

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