Girls Basketball

December 03, 2004

1. Arundel

Last season: 26-2, ranked No. 1

Among the cache of returning veterans -- 2003-04 All-Metro Player of the Year Alex McGuire.

2. IND

Last season: 18-7, No. 7

Chandrea Jones and the Indians have the talent and the drive to take accurate aim at the IAAM A Conference title.

3. Western

Last season: 23-3, No. 5

The Doves fell short of their Baltimore City and state title goals, but with 6-1 Zhondria Benn and 6-3 1/2 Whitney Cunningham, they're less likely to come up short.

4. St. Frances

Last season: 24-3, No. 2

Coach Jerome Shelton is moving his next group of talented players into the starting rotation.

5. McDonogh

Last season: 19-6, No. 6

With experience and more depth, the Eagles should only build on what they started a year ago.

6. River Hill

Last season: 23-2, No. 8

Two talented freshmen add to a solid veteran core as the defending Howard champion looks to repeat.

7. Woodlawn

Last season: 24-4, No. 4

Graduation hit the Warriors hard, but they still have plenty of talent ready to take aim at the state Class 4A title.

8. Milford Mill

Last season: 20-4, No. 10

A sound perimeter game and an emerging post game give the Millers a shot at Woodlawn in Baltimore County.

9. City

Last season: 22-3, No. 15

The Knights come off their first Baltimore City championship with plenty of veterans hungry for two in a row.

10. Glenelg

Last season: 19-6, No. 14

Balance, depth and a strong junior varsity finish last season give the Gladiators the best chance to dethrone River Hill in Howard County.

11. Southside

Last season: 17-7, No. 18

Four returning starters put the Jaguars in the running for the Baltimore City title as well as a state Class 1A crown.

12. Severna Park

Last season: 15-10, unranked

The Falcons look to build on the momentum from a 12-3 finish to last season.

13. Roland Park

Last season: 22-6, No. 3

The Reds have some big shoes to fill on offense. Their defense should keep them in contention in the IAAM A Conference.

14. Seton Keough

Last season: 19-9, No. 9

Once the talented youngsters buy into the defense-oriented game plan, the Gators should continue to give opposing offenses fits.

15. Severn

Last season: 24-3, No. 12

The defending B Conference champion will tune up for another run at the title with five Anne Arundel County foes.

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