Baltimore County capsules

December 03, 1992|By Tara Finnegan and Rich Scherr

Arlington Baptist Eagles 1991-92 record: 13-8. Coach: Lou Clelland.

Top players: Andrea Carter, 6-1, Sr., F; Lori Clelland, 5-9, Sr. F/G; Lynn Abraham, 5-3, Sr., G; Elizabeth Ritter, 5-8, Sr., F; Beth Britton, 5-8, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Eagles return four starters from last season and are led by Carter, who averaged 15.0 points and 17.0 rebounds last year. Clelland also averaged 10.0 rebounds. Defense is also a strong point, led by Abraham, who averaged 4.0 steals. Even though they have less depth on the bench this year, the Eagles have experience; three starters have played together for four years.

Beth Tfiloh Warriors 1991-92 record: 6-11. Coach: John Grap.

Top Players: Tali Rombro, 5-8, Jr., G-F; Kara Brenick, 5-5, Jr., G; Vered Natanzon, 5-9, So., C; Jenn Newfeld, 5-5, Jr., F.

Outlook: This is the final year in Grap's three-year plan to make the Warriors a winner. With essentially the same players, they improved from 0-14 in 1990-91 to 6-11 last season, and expect to improve again in their first year in the AIS B Division. Rombro is the leader and will be one of the keys to an up-tempo attack. The loss of F Nadine Woods, out for the year with a slipped disk, will hurt the offense.

Catonsville Comets 1991-92 record: 20-3. Coach: Dennis Quinby.

Top players: Amy Kuehnl, 5-8, Sr., F; Amanda Deems, 5-6, Sr., G; Carey Shockney, 5-7, Sr. G/F.

Outlook: Last year's Class 3A, Region II champions lost only two starters to graduation and have three four-year starters (Kuehnl, Deems and Shockney) in the lineup who each averaged around 10 points last year. Keuhnl, an All-County selection last year, leads the team in rebounds and is one of the team's top defenders. Quinby believes the Comets have the potential to be one of the top five teams in Baltimore County.

Chesapeake Bayhawks 1991-92 record: 5-13. Coach: Corliss Johnson.

Top players: Amy Lohrig, 5-9, Sr., C; Jessica Jefferson, 5-8, Sr., F; Stephanie Washington, 5-10, So., F; Dara Swiger, 5-6, Jr., F.

Outlook: Six players return from last year's squad but are still a young team. At 5-10, Washington will be expected to grab and follow up rebounds. Lohrig, a strong defender, led the team in blocked shots last year and will be expected to block out the defense on the boards. The biggest challenge to the Bayhawks this season is to fill the scoring void after losing leading scorer Deanna Denn to graduation.

Dulaney Lions 1991-92 record: 19-3. Coach: Elaine Lindsay.

DTop players: Carrie Bell, 5-10, Sr., F; Aimee Vaughan, 5-8, Jr., F.

Outlook: This will likely be a rebuilding year for the Lions, who lost four starters to graduation. Lindsay's immediate goal is to see improvement as the season progresses. The Lions have good outside shooters in both Vaughan and Bell and have an all-round speedy team.

Dundalk Owls 1991-92 record: 2-16. Coach: Gerri Fitzsimmons.

Top players: Katie Marsheck, 5-10, So., F; Holly Collins, 5-9, Jr., C; Chris Vowles, 5-9, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Owls plan to rebuild this year, with youth and potential being their cornerstone. Collins is a good jumper and rebounder, and Vowles is a solid all-round player and outside shooter. Marsheck, the tallest player on the team, is also a force ++ as an outside shooter. First-year coach Fitzsimmons hopes to improve on the team's defense by focusing on zone and man-to-man options.

Eastern Vo-Tech Mavericks 1991-92 record: 0-19. Coach: Gerri Moran.

ATop players: Tina Lotz, 5-7, Sr., G; Angie Gross, 5-5, Jr., G/F.

Outlook: The Mavericks, who have five players returning, are implementing a fast-break offense. Lotz, who averaged 15.4 points last season, will be expected to lead the attack. Gross is a strong rebounder and will help start the fast break.

Franklin Indians 1991-92 record: 11-12. Coach: Jill Myers.

Top players: Jaimie Darr, 5-10, Sr., F; Jennifer Cooper, 5-8, Jr., F; Missy Daley, 5-7, Jr., F.

Outlook: Darr, a three-year starter, averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks last season for the Indians, who lost in the Class 3A, Region II final to Catonsville. Cooper and Daley both played quite a bit last year, and their aggressive style will help the Indians work the ball inside. The Indians also have nine new players; Myers likes their speed and ball-handling skills.

Garrison Forest Grizzlies 1991-92 record: 8-5. Coach: Ed Morse.

Top players: Liza Schoemaker, 5-9, Jr., F/C; Sarah Morse, 5-3, Sr., G; Elanor Brooks, 5-6, So., F; Ashley Ingraham, 6-2, So., C.

Outlook: With a mix of strong young players and experienced veterans, the defending AIS B Division tournament champion should be at least as strong as last year. Schoemaker, Morse and Brooks will be the keys to the offense. Ingraham, a part-time player last season, will take over at center.

Hereford Bulls 1991-92 record: 4-14. Coach: Steve Shaffer.

Top players: Tiffany Stealey, 5-10, Sr., C; Tiffany Shaffer, 5-11, Sr., F; Stacey Yost, 5-9, Sr., F; Kristen Rutledge, 5-8, Jr., G, Melinda Sawyer, 5-5, So., G.

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