Frederick County basketball capsules

December 02, 2000

Frederick County basketball capsules

Girls Previews

Coach: Bill Martin (13th season, 186-104)
1999-2000 Record: 13-11

Playoffs: Lost to Glenelg in Class 1A South semifinals

Returning Starters: Nicole Spence, Sr., G; Heather Patnode, Jr., F; Dana Shook, So., F.

Remainder of Roster: Lisa Buhi, Jr., G; Amber Hemp, Fr., G; Margaret Clotter, Jr., G; Shala Smith, Sr., G; Tara Hemp, Jr., F; Lindsey Johnson, Fr., F; Kacie Escamilla, So., C; Amy Duvall, Sr., C.

Martin's Outlook: "We're kind of young and inexperienced and we'll struggle for awhile until we start to gel a little bit. They are working hard and there is a big difference from the start of practice."

Coach: Tracey Kelley (3rd season, 12-36)
1999-2000 Record: 5-19

Playoffs: Lost to Smithsburg in Class 1A South quarterfinals

Returning Starters: Jennifer Eyler, Jr., F; Morgan Williams, Jr., F; Sarah Yocum, Sr., G; Cyndi Benjamin, Sr., G; Danielle Atkins, Jr., G.


Remainder of Roster: Monica Cherry, Jr., G; Jessica Valentine, Jr., F/G; Lindsey Gladhill, So., G; Kerri Head, Jr., F; Michelle Werner, Jr., G; Beth Boyd, So., G.

Kelley's Outlook: "Eight of these girls have been with me for three years, they can almost coach themselves. I have no discipline problems and they are hungry, we lost (a lot of) games last season by three points or less. We are going to be a dark horse."

Coach: Todd Bono (3rd season, 42-12)
1999-2000 Record: 18-8

Playoffs: Lost to Arundel in Class 4A state semifinals

Returning Starters: Krystal Hood, Jr., G; Maria Brown, Jr., G; Ashley Bush, Sr., G/F/C.

Remainder of Roster: Jen Andrews, Jr., F; Nichol Means, Sr., G; Chelsea Reidy, Jr., G; Beth DeSirant, Sr., G; Mattea King, Jr., F; Amanda Milstead, Jr., F; Tiffany Thompson, Jr., G; Ryan Ecker, Jr., G; Joette Witan, Jr., F.

Bono's Outlook: "We're going to try and survive an early tough season schedule and hopefully be at full strength after Christmas and contend for the conference, regional and state championships."

Coach: Kara Nelson (3rd season, 40-9)
1999-2000 Record: 21-4

Playoffs: Lost to Linganore in Class 2A West final

Returning Starters: Crystal Shafer, Sr., G; Kim Waeber, Sr., G; Anna Halse, Sr., F.

Remainder of Roster: Jenna House, Jr., G; Jenn Heil, Jr., G; Megan Pilarcik, Sr., F; Katie Moroe, Jr., F; Danielle Costello, Jr., C; Aubrey Pfau, Jr., F; Mandy Harshman, Jr., F; Kendall Ridgley, Jr., F; Brynnie Mannis, So., G; Abbie Warner, Sr., F.

Nelson's Outlook: "We have a lot of senior leadership, it will be the backbone of the entire team. We have great post players and guards, we like to break and run whenever we can."

St. John's at Prospect Hall
Coach: Paul Sipes
1999-2000 Record: 5-19

Playoffs: Lost to St. Mary's in IAAM Division A quarterfinals

Returning Starters: Kenan Cole, So., F; Kim Henry, Jr., G; Stephanie Rakich, Jr., G.

Remainder of Roster: Samantha Brown, So., G; Jen Baker, Fr., G; Kaitlin Bready, G; Mandie Conway, Jr., G/F; Courtney Bonneville, Jr., F; Marta Merkel, So., F; Liz Brokaw, So., G; Mrailyn Barkers, F; Brittany Ryley, F.

Sipes' Outlook: "This is still a good team, even though the record last year didn't reflect that. If we get a chance to go fast, we love it. We may not see that as much this year (in IAAM Division B), but we're used to that."

Thomas Johnson
Coach: Larry Goines (2nd season, 7-16)
1999-2000 Record: 7-16

Playoffs: Lost to Liberty in Class 3A West first round

Returning Starters: Amanda Jones, So., F; Liz Hammel, Sr., F.

Remainder of Roster: Amber Hewison, Jr., G; Mellenie Sublett, Jr., G; Kathleen Burley, Sr., G; Brittany Wilson, So., G; Leslie Follmer, Jr., F; Sandy Wasniewski, Jr., G; Ellie Ginsburg, Jr., C; Cristina Feather, Sr., G; Deanna Nara, Sr., F; Heather Gibbons, Jr., G.

Goines' Outlook: "I've got some girls that can shoot the ball, but hopefully our strength will be our inside game. The goal right now is to play one game at a time and win as many as we possibly can."

Coach: Mike Mathis (4th season, 42-32).
1999-2000 Record: 11-13

Playoffs: Lost to Middletown in Class 2A West quarterfinals.

Returning Starters: Heather Renner, Sr., G; Christina Renner, Sr., G; Carolyn Muller, Sr., G; Erica Cross, Sr., F.

Remainder of Roster: Kelly Schultz, Jr., G; Rebecca Foster, Sr., G/F; Jessica Smith, Jr., F; Koffi Harrison, So., F; Monnie Merkel, Fr., F; Chelsea Trout, Fr., G.

Mathis' Outlook: "We have depth and we can go deep into the bench. We are a quick team so we are looking to play aggressive half-court defense. We should be very competitive and our goal is to win the MVAL and the region."

Boys Previews

Coach: Jim Sklencar (19th season)
1999-2000 Record: 23-3

Playoffs: Lost to Pikesville in Class 1A semifinals

Returning Starters: None.

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