South River Seahawks

1991 Anne Arundel Girls Hoops At A Glance

December 06, 1991

Head coach: Jim Morton (14th season)

Assistant coaches: Barbara Briggs and Steve Rose

1990-1991 record: 9-14, lost to Calvert in the Region IV quarterfinals

Returnees: Seniors Peggy Schreiber (forward), Tracey Zettle (guard/center) and Colette Marquis (forward); junior Erin Early (guard); sophomores Pam Patterson (center), Paula McDonald (guard) and Chiara Lee (guard).

Newcomers: Sophomore Jennifer Taylor (center); freshmen Cassidie Dunbar (guard) and Jennifer Buck (center).

Coach'soutlook: "We've picked up right about where we left off last year. We've got fairly decent size and a little more depth. There are a few tough teams in our region, but our county schedule could work to our advantage."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: With only three seniors returning, it is easy to consider the Seahawks inexperienced. But they're not, as all but three players have seen varsity action. The challenge for the Seahawks is staying with the competitive Bay Division and 4A teams like Broadneck, North County and Arundel. If they can manage that, then look for them to reach the playoffs. The differencewill be closing the communication gap between the seniors and freshmen.

SOUTHERN BULLDOGS

Head coach: Linda Kilpatrick (15th season)

Assistant coaches: Bob Groveston and Monica Chaney

1990-1991 record: 11-12, lost to Fairmont Heights in the Region III championship game

Returnees: Seniors Talaya Barnett (guard), Kim Smith (guard), Lindee Sisk (forward); sophomores Laekeka Wesley (center), Cari Sherbert (guard), Lisa Biederman (center), Leketia Mullen (center) and Laura Stockett (guard/forward).

Newcomers: Senior Elaine Phillips (forward); sophomores Julie Christiansen (guard/forward) and Michelle Raley (guard).

Coach's outlook: "We've got all five starters returning, so we're looking to build on where we left off last year. We don't have to start from scratch. I've got no weak players, lots of depthand a lot of ability. The seniors on the team were in ninth grade when we went to the state championships at Catonsville Community College. Now it's been a few years, so I think they're itching to get back there."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Smith, Wesley, Barnett and Sisk combined for an average of 38 points and 31 rebounds per game,and they're back after playing summer league ball. That should be enough to earn the Bulldogs a playoff berth, despite a tough Bay Division schedule.

SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Head coach: Kevin McGrath (12th season)

Assistant coaches: Joe Gillespie and Bonnie Habicht

1990-1991 record: 16-7, lost to Old Mill in Region IV semifinals

Returnees: Seniors Nicki Cecere (guard), Tiffany Matthews (guard) and Jill Natwick (guard/forward); juniors Amy Carnaggio (guard), Lori Sharpless (guard), Brandee Snyder (forward/center) and Kate Marks (forward/center).

Newcomers: Juniors Jenny Shanahan (guard), Suzi Sharpless(guard), Kristin Drapalski (forward/center) and Dawn Jacukwicz (forward/center); sophomore Jennifer Conner (forward/center).

Coach's outlook: "We'll be bigger than last year. We lost some good athletic ability, but we still have good athletes. If they fill their roles, we're capable of going as far as last year, if not farther. We had someproblems jelling last year, so I just hope they come together better. If that happens, we can beat anybody on any given night."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Severna Park has enough talent to gain another playoff berth, but like everyone else, will have difficulty getting past Old Mill. A rough stretch to begin the season, when the Falcons are on the road more often than Hope and Crosby, will tell McGrath a great deal about his team.

SEVERN ADMIRALS

Head coach: Rhonda Warmsley (second season)

Assistant coach: Eric Austin

1990-1991record: 9-5, AIS A League

Returnees: Seniors Anne Schorreck (guard), Jen Wassif (forward/guard), Sarah Franey (center) and Grace Wu (guard/forward); junior Megan Pollock (center/forward); sophomores Emily Franey (forward) and Tracy Raley (forward)

Newcomers: SophomoresMelissa Morlock (forward), Becky Paul (guard) and Sarah Long (guard); freshmen Heidi Hammes (forward), Emily Long (center/forward) and Allison Clark (guard)

Coach's outlook: "The changes in the division will help us because it gives some stability to our schedule and it allows us to be more competitive. Last year, we'd beat a team by 40 points one week and then get beat by 40 points the next. The teams we compete against will be equal in depth and talent so we should do well. If they continue to develop their skills I think we should have a winning season. I'm not going to predict we win any championships, butwe will have a winning record."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: With Schorreck and Wassif working the perimeter and Sarah Franey controlling the boards, Severn can expect another successful season. The Admirals' balanced scoring attack should enable them to improve.

OLD MILL PATRIOTS

Head coach: Pat Chance (16th season)

Assistant coach: Jan Arnold

1990-1991 record: 24-2, Region IV and 4A state champions

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