Girls Top 20

January 05, 1993

1 Western (record: 9-0, points: 200) -- Last week: The Doves breezed through the Noel Classic, routing Broadneck, 76-22, on Monday, No. 10 Mercy, 74-37, on Tuesday, and No. 8 Archbishop Spalding, 70-25, in Wednesday's championship game. Next game: Today vs. No. 14 Lake Clifton,

2 Old Mill (4-1, 187) -- Last week: The Patriots blew a 19-point lead en route to a 61-59 overtime loss to National Cathedral (D.C.) in the semifinals of the IAABO Tournament on Monday, then defeated Laurel, 69-51, in Tuesday's third-place game. Next game: Today at South River.

3 Mount Hebron (6-2, 182) -- Last week: Erica McCauley was named the MVP as the Vikings won the Warhawk Classic in Madison, Va., by defeating Thomas Jefferson (Va.), 71-50, on Monday, Garfield (Va.), 44-38, on Tuesday, and Walt Whitman, 37-32, on Wednesday. Next game: Friday vs. Centennial.

Hammond (4-2, 162) -- Last week: Lost to DuVal, 55-42, in the fifth-place game of the IAABO Tournament on Tuesday. Next game: Today vs. No. 7 North Carroll.

5 St. Mary's (7-2, 157) -- Last week: The Saints finished third in the Noel Classic by routing Northeast, 95-39, on Monday, losing to No. 8 Archbishop Spalding, 56-52, on Tuesday, and defeating No. 10 Mercy, 71-45, on Wednesday. Next game: Today vs. Seton Keough.

6 Bryn Mawr (7-1, 147) -- Last week: Kisha Ford scored 25, as the Mawrtians defeated the Institute of Notre Dame, 66-51, for the Hoops championship in the Holly & Hoops Tournament on Monday. Next game: Today at Roland Park.

7 North Carroll (7-0, 131) -- Last week: The Panthers won their holiday tournament by routing Franklin, 77-33, on Tuesday, and defeating Fallston, 51-40, on Wednesday. Next game: Today at No. 4 Hammond.

8 Archbishop Spalding (8-3, 115) -- Last week: Avenged a 30-point loss earlier this season by upsetting No. 5 St. Mary's, 56-52, in the semifinals of the Noel Classic on Tuesday, before losing to No. 1 Western, 70-25, in the championship game on Wednesday. Next game: Today at John Carroll.

9 Howard (5-2, 112) -- Last week: The Lions won the Liberty Belle Tournament by defeating Magruder, 61-26, on Monday, and Liberty, 61-39, on Tuesday. Next game: Friday at Glenelg.

10 Mercy (5-4, 108) -- Last week: In the Noel Classic, the Sharpshooters defeated No. 11 McDonogh, 36-31, on Monday, before losing to No. 1 Western, 74-37, on Tuesday, and No. 5 St. Mary's, 71-45, on Wednesday. Next game: Today vs. No. 13 St. Frances.

11 McDonogh (6-3, 97) -- Last week: The Eagles finished fifth in the Noel Classic by losing to No. 10 Mercy, 36-31, on Monday, before defeating Broadneck, 41-38, on Tuesday, and Northeast,

68-38, on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow at Notre Dame Prep.

12 Loch Raven (4-0, 94) -- Last week: Did not play. Next game: Today vs. Patapsco.

3613 St. Frances (7-3, 89) -- Last week: In the Arundel Tournament, the Panthers defeated Westminster, 62-48, on Monday, before losing to No. 18 Arundel, 57-52, in the championship game on Tuesday. Next game: Today at No. 10 Mercy.

14 Lake Clifton (5-3, 65) -- Last week: Six-foot-4 center Natasha Ferguson (14 ppg, 14 rpg) was unable to play for medical reasons, but the Lakers still managed to edge Southern-AA, 49-47, in a consolation game of the Holly & Hoops Tournament on Monday. Next game: Today at No. 1 Western.

15 Randallstown (6-0, 64) -- Last week: Did not play. Next game: Today at EVT.

16 Walbrook (2-3, 44) -- Last week: Lost to Gov. Mifflin (Pa.), 73-51, for the Holly championship in the Holly & Hoops Tournament on Monday. Next game: Today at Northwestern.

Severna Park (4-2, 42) -- Last week: Lost to Clifford Scott (N.J.), 46-34, in a consolation game of the Holly & Hoops Tournament on Monday. Next game: Today at No. 18 Arundel.

18 Arundel (5-2, 32) -- Last week: Won their holiday tournament by routing Meade, 63-34, on Monday, and upsetting No. 13 St. Frances, 57-52, in the championship game on Tuesday. Next game: Today vs. No. 17 Severna Park.

19 l Lansdowne (6-1, 30) -- Last week: Won the Chesapeake-AA Tournament by defeating Queen Anne's, 54-35, on Monday, and the host Cougars, 52-51, on Tuesday. Next game: Today vs. Parkville.

20 Towson (1-1, 17) -- Last week: Did not play. Next game: Today at Overlea.

Note: Records are through Sunday's games.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Institute of Notre Dame (3-6, 14); Catonsville (4-2, 5); Southern-AA (3-3, 5); Glenelg (3-1, 1).

How the poll is conducted: The members of The Baltimore Sun's board of coaches and writers for the 1992-93 season are: Pat Becker (Bryn Mawr); Breezy Bishop (Western), Dave Greenberg

(Mount Hebron); Jerry Hahn (IND); Greg Knill (North Carroll); Dennis Quinby (Catonsville); Bruce Springer (Broadneck); Katherine Dunn (The Baltimore Sun); Kevin Eck (The Baltimore Sun); Gary Lambrecht (The Baltimore Sun).

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