Baltimore County capsules BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PREVIEW

December 04, 1992|By Rich Scherr, Jeff Seidel and Kent Baker

Arlington Baptist Eagles

9- 1991-92 record: 10-17. Coach: Dan Mangum.

Top players: Leonard Morgan, 5-11, Jr., F; Jake Butler, 6-2, So., F; Jarette Watson, 5-8, So., G; Alan Wicks, 5-9, So., G.

Outlook: A year's experience last season helped this young team. The Eagles will pester opponents with speed, quickness and defensive pressure. Their big gun, Butler, returns. He averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds last season. They'll be hurt by a lack of height.

Beth Tfiloh Panthers

9- 1991-92 record: 14-15. Coach: Sam Perlin.

Top players: David Lowenstein, 6-1, Sr., F; Avi Benus, 5-4, Jr., G; Adam Klaff, 5-9, Jr., G; Michael Bunich, 6-0, Jr., F.

Outlook: The Warriors lost only one starter. They are quick, have good shooters in Klaff and Bunich, a transfer. Perlin said a lack of size and depth concern him. Lowenstein should be a force inside.

Calvert Hall Cardinals

8, 1991-92 record: 15-13. Coach: Joe Baker.

Top players: Chris Wilson, 6-6, Sr., C; Greg Metrinko, 5-10, Sr., G; Jeremy Baker, 5-9, Sr., G; Brian Matz, 6-2, Sr., F.

Outlook: With four starters returning and an influx of good talent, Calvert Hall should make some waves in the Catholic League. Wilson and Baker should lead a team that is a contender and could go all the way.

Catonsville Comets

8, 1991-92 record: 24-2. Coach: Art Gamzon.

Top players: James Lewis, 6-2, Sr., F; Printice McNair, 6-2, Sr., F; Mike Barrett, 6-3, Sr., G; Mike Liggins, 6-0, Sr., G.

Outlook: The Comets, who topped Potomac in a thrilling state final in March, lost six of their top eight players but plenty of talent remains. Lewis, who averaged 16.0 points and 13.0 rebounds, should pace the inside game. McNair, a Lake Clifton transfer, and F Matt Taylor will help inside. G Dave Clampett provides outside shooting.

Chesapeake Bayhawks

9- 1991-92 record: 10-9. Coach: Steve Cohen.

Top players: Derek Winder, 5-10, Sr., G; Lamar King, 6-4, Jr., C; Jermaine Johnson, 6-4, Jr., F; Teron Hinton, 6-3, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Bayhawks will feature plenty of size and experience, led by King and Johnson. The two football stars should spend plenty of time posting up and grabbing rebounds. The Bayhawks are much more team-oriented, but lack depth.

Dulaney Lions

:. 1991-92 record: 19-5. Coach: Glenn Snyder.

Top players: Chris Manfuso, 5-9, Jr., G; Elliott Smalls, 6-2, Jr., F; Ed Lipski, 6-2, Sr., F; Eric Gonzales, 6-3, Jr., F.

Outlook: The Lions lost the first nine players from last year's playoff team. They lack experience, height and proven talent. Those who were on the varsity last year played little.

Dundalk Owls

9- 1991-92 record: 9-11. Coach: Andrew Pons.

Top players: John Satterfield, 6-2, Sr., F; Mario Smith, 6-2, So., G; Travis Thorton, 6-2, Jr., G.

Outlook: New coach Pons takes over a crew of good but inexperienced athletes. Only two seniors will be on the team. Satterfield (23.0 points) should carry the load.

EVT Mavericks

9- 1991-92 record: 5-14. Coach: Joel Bailey.

Top players: Wardell Selby, 6-2, Jr., C; Nick Wilson, 5-11, Sr., G; Ira McCullough, 6-0, Jr., F; Tom McNair, 5-9, Sr., G.

Outlook: The Mavericks have quickness and speed and will run whenever possible. They'll need to force turnovers for easy baskets. They are very young and very small and rebounding will be a struggle.

Franklin Indians

;/ 1991-92 record: 7-15. Coach: Mike Squirrel.

Top players: William Collins, 6-1, Sr., G; Johnny Davis, 5-6, So., G; Mike Flynn, 6-3, Sr., F; Joey Longmire, 6-2, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Indians are loaded with youth and inexperience, having lost four starters from last year. A strong outside shooter, especially from three-point territory, Collins will carry much of the load this year.

Hereford Bulls

:. 1991-92 record: 12-10. Coach: Steve Power.

Top players: Jamey Mathews, 6-7, Sr., C; Dewayne Fowble, 6-5, Sr., F; Mike Bailey, 6-5, Jr., G; Mike Shive, 5-9, Sr., G.

Outlook: Three starters come back for the Bulls, led by Mathews, the top returning vote-getter on the All-County team. The Bulls open with good height and strong shooting and backcourt play. Depth is a problem.

Kenwood Bluebirds

7+ 1991-92 record: 2-18. Coach: Ric Evans.

Top players: Joe Gray, 6-3, Sr., F; Dee Robinson, 6-3, Sr., F; Joe Cofield, 5-8, Sr., G; Fred Anders, 6-1, Sr., G.

Outlook: The Bluebirds should do much better this year. Three starters return and Robinson comes from Perry Hall. Kenwood has lots of speed and quickness and will play tough man-to-man defense. Cofield led in scoring and assists last year.

Lansdowne Vikings

9- 1991-92 record: 9-11. Coach: Mike Cromer.

Top players: Joe Jenkins, 6-4, Sr., C; Shawn Stevens, 6-3, Sr., C/F; George Smith, 5-10, Sr., F; Teon Jones, 5-11, Sr., G.

Outlook: Cromer, the new coach, inherits a team with lots of experience. Nine of the 13 players are seniors, and the Vikings should have a good running game and be able to take it inside. Cromer said the team will play up-tempo, pressure basketball.

Loch Raven Raiders

7+ 1991-92 record: 18-5. Coach: Gary Horn.

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