Bryn Mawr Mawrtians 1992-93 record: 18-2. Coach: Nick...

December 06, 1993|By Kevin Eck and Mike Frainie

Bryn Mawr Mawrtians 1992-93 record: 18-2. Coach: Nick Schloeder.

Top players: Tia Butler, 5-10, Sr., F; Carol Fakhry, 5-7, Sr., G; Emily Hickman, 5-11, Soph., F; Marcie Nitzberg, 5-7, Soph., F; Amber Taylor, 6-0, Sr., C.

Outlook: Life A. K. (After Kisha) has begun at Bryn Mawr. Kisha Ford, The Baltimore Sun's 1991-92 Player of the Year, has graduated and is now at Georgia Tech. Julie Szymanski and Angela Marks also have graduated, leaving the Mawrtians without their top three scorers and rebounders from last season. Bryn Mawr does return two starters -- Fakhry (8.0 ppg) at point guard and Hickman (7.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg) at forward. The rest of the

team does not have much experience.

Carver Bears 1992-93 record: 10-5. Coach: Cynthia Tucker.

Top players: Vida Milberry, 5-10, Soph., F-G; Cassandra Miller, 5-5, Jr., G; Latarsha Marshall, 5-11, Jr., F-C; Deneka Cornish, 5-9, Soph., F; Tanasha Williams, 5-4, Soph., G.

Outlook: You couldn't tell by looking at the roster, but the Bears return five players who saw significant time last season. Milberry (22.0 ppg) and Miller, who has started all of her three years, will lead the Bears. Tucker says the team will play a quick and aggressive style, and junior Sherrie Prioleau, who did not play last season, will help the inside game. The Bears only lost one player off last year's team, and should be competitive this season.

Catholic Cubs 1992-93 record: 3-14. Coach: Sister Donna Brodickas.

Top players: Val Argentino, 4-9, Sr., G; Jennifer Betley, 5-9, Jr., C; Tara Lafferty, 5-8, Jr., G; Marie Morrow, 5-6, Sr., F; Staci Supsic,

5-9, Sr., F.

Outlook: First-year coach Brodickas has three returning starters, but she will have to find someone to replace the scoring and leadership of Amy Beall, who graduated. Lafferty's development an offensive player could be the key to the Cubs' season. Brodickas believes the Cubs can improve on last year's record.

City Knights 1992-93 record: 9-9. Coach: Angelo Jeppi.

Top players: Melissa Campbell, 5-11, Sr., C; Linea Rogers, 5-9, Sr., G; Lisa Smith, 5-3, Sr., G; Venessa Griffin, 5-5, Soph., G-F.

Outlook: Jeppi says this will be a rebuilding year for the Knights, who return only one player (Campbell) from last year's team. Rogers, a transfer from Poly, should help give this young team some much-needed leadership. Jeppi, who coached the JV last season, will bring eight of his players with him to the varsity, and says he could be starting three sophomores and a freshman. The guards have impressed early, and ball-handling should be a strength.

Douglass Ducks 1992-93 record: 2-12. Coach: Mary Hughee.

Top players: Tonya Lee, 5-3, Sr., G; Ruth Williams, 6-0, Sr., C; Rebekah Williams, 5-11, Sr., F; Tekashia Hensley, 5-3, Sr., G; Pier Sellman, 5-6, Soph., G.

Outlook: The Ducks return a good group of seniors, led by last year's leading scorer Rebekah Williams (18.0 ppg). Hughee sees a more balanced attack this season, and says she will try to dictate the tempo by pushing the ball up the floor. The Ducks have two capable guards in Lee and Hensley, and can take advantage of good perimeter shooting if they can get the ball to them. The Ducks lack experience on the bench. Ruth Williams, Rebekah's sister, will fill the center role.

Dunbar Poets 1992-93 record: 6-8. Coach: Jennifer Jones.

Top players: Angel Davis, 4-11, Sr., G; Kendra Hawes, 5-11, Sr., C; Sharon Queen, 5-11, Sr., C; Alyscia Smith, 6-0, Jr., F; Keisha Smith, 5-9, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Poets return two starters -- Davis and Hawes -- from a team that barely missed the playoffs last season. Dunbar's schedule, which doesn't contain heavyweights like Western and Walbrook this season, should only help this senior-led team. Sisters Alyscia and Keisha Smith are keys for the Poets, and how quickly they adjust to their new responsibilities could be key. Jones has also been impressed by the work ethic shown by junior guard Tenessa Davenport.

Edmondson Redskins 1992-93 record: 3-14. Coach: Elise Collier.

Top players: Oprah Holmes, 5-5, Sr., G; Nakita Pope, 5-7, Jr., F-C; Rosilyn Bess, 5-6, Jr., C-F; Katrina Crutch, 5-5, Sr., G; Catria Melton, 5-6, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Redskins return eight players from last year's team and will rely on their quickness and defense to improve on last season's record. Holmes, Edmondson's leading scorer (14.0 ppg) will return, as will leading rebounder Nakita Pope (10.0 rpg). A deep bench led by Lucy Edwards and Keisha Whiting should keep a fresh group on the floor. Look for the Redskins to improve over last year.

Forest Park Foresters 1992-93 record: 9-6. Coach: Joanna Langston.

Top players: Sherri Anderson, 5-7, Sr., G; LeShaunda Clark, 6-1, Jr., F; Adonna Jones, 5-6, Sr., F; Sabrina Gaskins, 5-5, Sr., Jr., G; Christina Savage, 5-6, Jr., G.

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