Beth Tfiloh Warriors
1992-93 record: 17-11. Coach: Sam Perlin.
Top players: Michael Bunich, 6-1, Sr., F; Adam Klaff, 5-10, Sr., G; Avi Benus, 5-6, Sr., G; Steven Rubenstein, 5-5, Sr., G; Jacob Berkman, 5-9, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Warriors keep building their program. They scorevictories over Boys' Latin and St. Mary's last year. This year, Bunich and Benus will provide offense. Outside shooting is a plus. A lack of height and muscle will hurt inside.
Calvert Hall Cardinals
1992-93 record: 19-12. Coach: Mark Amatucci
Top players: Brian Taylor, 6-5, Sr., F; John Bauerffeld, 6-2, Sr., F/G, Vince Williams, 6-0, PG; John McKay, 6-0, Jr., G; Dennis Grinestaff, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: The Cardinals lost a strong group of seniors but Amatucci returns. He left after leading his alma mater Calvert Hall to the mythical national championship in 1982. He compiled a 117-27 record and won three Catholic League titles from 1980-82 before going on to head coaching stints at Loyola College and Anne Arundel Community College.
1992-93 record: 19-6. Coach: Art Gamzon.
Top players: Chris Sadowsky, 5-9, Sr., G; Jeff Mohler, 6-0, Sr., G; Tommy Carey, 6-2, Sr., G; Herman Cooper, 6-3, So., F; Eddie Garrett, 6-5, Sr., F/C.
Outlook: The Comets, region champions for three straight years, lost three starters and the whole front line (almost 60 points per game). But this team should do well. They run, can hit from outside -- especially Carey and Mohler -- and play good defense.
1992-93 record: 6-13. Coach: Steve Cohen.
Top players: Andre Carter, 5-10, Sr., G; Lamar King, 6-4, Sr., C; Jermaine Johnson, 6-3, Sr., F; Kiambu Jenkins, 6-3, Jr., F; Brian Seabrease, 6-7, Jr., C.
Outlook: More height, speed and experience should help the Bayhawks do better. Chesapeake should be strong inside, led by King, Johnson, Jenkins and Seabrease. Carter is the top outside shooter, and they have more depth than last year.
1992-93 record: 9-13. Coach: Glenn Snyder.
Top players: Dan Sherwood, 6-3, Sr., F; Eric Gonzalez, 6-3, Sr., F; Elliott Smalls, 6-3, Sr., F; Jon Snyder, 5-11, Jr., G; Chris Manfuso, 5-11, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Lions return all five starters, have height and some experience. This will be a half-court offense team with little speed and a questionable inside game.
1992-93 record: 14-11. Coach: Andrew Pons.
Top players: Travis Thornton, 6-2, Sr., G; Emar Fleming, 6-3, Sr., G; Mario Smith, 6-1, Jr., G; James Fehrman, 6-6, Jr., F; Jason Bandy, 6-3, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Owls have talent, and Pons calls this team a "quality 11." Smith (15 ppg.), Fleming (13) and Thornton (12) all can score, as can transfer Fehrman (12 ppg. last year at Hammond). The backcourt is strong, there is plenty of height and the Owls can hit from outside.
Eastern Technical Mavericks
1992-93 record: 11-9. Coach: Joel Bailey.
Top players: Damon McCullough, 6-0, Jr., G; Glenn Umbarger, 6-1, Sr., G; Keith Allen, 6-3, Jr., F; Chip Pross, 6-2, Sr., F; Wardell Selby, 6-4, Sr., C/F.
Outlook: The Mavericks are experienced and work hard, according to Bailey. Selby (10 ppg) will lead the inside game, and he could do well this year. There is some quickness and rebounding should be fair. Outside shooting will be questionable, however.
1992-93 record: 5-15. Coach: Mike Squirrel.
Top players: Johnny Davis, 5-8, Jr., G; Tony Reese, 5-11, Sr., G; Mike Clavin, 6-1, Sr., F; Eric Simon, 5-10, Sr., G; Brian Miller, 6-5, Sr., C.
Outlook: The Indians should be more physical inside this year, something they needed last year. Miller, Davis and Reese bring back some experience, and the Indians can hit from outside, especially Simon.
1992-93 record: 15-12. Coach: Steve Power.
Top players: Mike Bailey, 6-4, Sr., F; John Wingeart, 5-9, Jr., G; Brad Smith, 6-7, Jr., C; Matt Saunders, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: The Bulls were last year's Cinderella, advancing to the Class 2A state finals before falling to Allegany in overtime. There
are five guards who can play, led by Wingeart.
1992-93 record: 7-14. Coach: Cal Rumbley.
Top players: Neil Shipman, 6-4, Sr., C; Kevin Butler, 6-4, Jr., F; Sherick Matthews, 6-1, Sr., G; Michael Jackson, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: New coach Rumbley said the Bluebirds have some size and quickness, which will help because he wants the defense to create offense with pressure. Shipman, Butler and Matthews started last year and should help the team put points on the board.
1992-93 record: 8-12. Coach: Mike Cromer.