Girls Top 20

February 09, 1993

1 Western (record: 19-0; points: 200) -- Last week: Kimberly Smith scored 42 in the Doves' romps over Mervo, 80-22, on Tuesday, and Edmondson, 93-13, on Friday. Next game: Today vs. Institute of Notre Dame.

2 Old Mill (14-1, 185) -- Last week: The Patriots routed Meade, 87-27, on Tuesday, and defeated No. 15 Severna Park, 53-35, on Friday. Old Mill's 18-point margin of victory over Severna Park was its smallest since a 69-51 win over Laurel in December. Next game: Today vs. Chesapeake-AA.

3 Mount Hebron (14-2, 183) -- Last week: Erica McCauley scored 38, as the Vikings defeated Wilde Lake, 48-33, on Wednesday, and Centennial, 63-32, on Friday. Mount Hebron has won 12 straight. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Atholton.

4 Hammond (12-3, 169) -- Last week: Kristen Moraz scored 26, as the Golden Bears defeated No. 11 Howard, 58-44, on Wednesday, and Atholton, 80-16, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Glenelg.

5 Bryn Mawr (16-1, 161) -- Last week: The Mawrtians completed their second consecutive undefeated season in the Association of Independent Schools A Division after defeating Maryvale, 42-33, on Tuesday, and Roland Park, 55-14, on Thursday. Next game: Thursday in AIS A Division Tournament.

6 St. Mary's (17-5, 145) -- Last week: The Saints ended a two-game losing streak by defeating No. 17 Archbishop Spalding, 65-47, on Tuesday; Mount de Sales, 55-26, on Wednesday; Seton Keough, 57-42, on Thursday; and Maple Shade (N.J.), 77-19, on Saturday. Next game: Tomorrow vs. John Carroll.

7 Mercy (15-5, 141) -- Last week: The Sharpshooters defeated Seton Keough, 64-39, on Tuesday; No. 16 St. Frances, 52-43, on Thursday; and No. 14 McDonogh, 58-39, on Friday. Gayle Belz scored 66 in the three games, including a career-high 30 against McDonogh. Next game: Thursday at Institute of Notre Dame.

8 Loch Raven (14-0, 119) -- Last week: Shelly Klaes scored 27, as the Raiders routed Overlea, 62-13, on Tuesday, and Owings Mills, 59-31, on Friday. Next game: Today vs. Hereford.

9 Randallstown (15-0, 118) -- Last week: Nyota Mitchell scored 50, as the Rams defeated Franklin, 63-24, on Tuesday, and No. 19 Dulaney, 55-47, on Friday. The Rams rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit against Dulaney. Next game: Today at Perry Hall.

10 Lake Clifton (13-5, 102) -- Last week: Natisha Ferguson scored 50, as the Lakers routed Patterson, 77-35, on Wednesday, and Northern, 81-17, on Friday. Next game: Regular season over.

11 Howard (12-4, 100) -- Last week: The Lions lost to No. 4 Hammond, 58-44, before defeating Glenelg, 76-44, on Friday. Emily Moore (21 points), Sharon Ford (18) and Camille Powell (17) all scored in double figures against Glenelg. Next game: Tomorrow at Oakland Mills.

12 North Carroll (13-4, 99) -- Last week: The Panthers ended a six-game winning streak by losing to Linganore, 56-41, on Wednesday, and Frederick, 64-54, on Friday. Next game: Tomorrow at Damascus.

13 Walbrook (12-3, 69) -- Last week: The Warriors extended their winning streak to 10 by routing Carver, 69-38, on Tuesday, and Northern, 82-12, on Thursday. Next game: Thursday at Southwestern.

14 McDonogh (12-6, 67) -- Last week: The Eagles defeated Roland Park, 47-37, on Tuesday, before losing to No. 7 Mercy, 58-39, on Friday. Next game: Thursday in the AIS A Division Tournament.

15 Severna Park (13-3, 65) -- Last week: The Falcons extended their winning streak to nine by defeating Chesapeake-AA, 40-32, on Tuesday, before losing to No. 2 Old Mill, 53-35, on Friday. Next game: Today at No. 18 Annapolis.

16 St. Frances (13-7, 57) -- Last week: The Panthers lost to Institute of Notre Dame, 51-40, on Tuesday, and No. 7 Mercy, 52-43, on Thursday. Next game: Friday vs. Mount de Sales.

17 Archbishop Spalding (13-7, 43) -- Last week: The Cavaliers lost to No. 6 St. Mary's, 65-47, on Tuesday, before defeating John Carroll, 61-57, on Thursday. Senior Amy Langville scored 25 against John Carroll to give her 1,014 career points. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Seton Keough.

18 Annapolis (12-3, 36) -- Last week: The Panthers defeated Glen Burnie, 64-47, on Tuesday, and Meade, 62-31, on Friday. Annapolis, which has won 11 of its last 12, outscored Glen Burnie, 20-5, in the fourth quarter to blow open a close game. Next game: Today vs. No. 15 Severna Park.

19 Dulaney (9-5, 12) -- Last week: The Lions edged Catonsville, 56-55, on Tuesday, before losing to No. 9 Randallstown, 55-47, on Friday. Dulaney has won six of seven since a 3-4 start. Next game: Tomorrow at Woodlawn.

20 Milford Mill (12-3, 10) -- Last week: Yolanda Matthews scored 47, as the Millers defeated Owings Mills, 63-33, on Tuesday, and Towson, 62-53, on Friday. The win over Towson avenged a 36-31 loss to the Generals in the season opener. Next game: Tomorrow vs. Pikesville.

Note: Records are through Sunday's games.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Towson (9-3, 8); C.M. Wright (11-3, 5); Catonsville (10-5, 4); Chesapeake-AA (9-6, 1); Fallston (11-4, 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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