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GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW : City Section

November 20, 1994

Northern Conference

Belmont

* Coach: Carol Cracchiola, second year.

* 1993-94 Record: 14-6.

* Prediction: The Sentinels shared the conference title with Franklin and reached the City 4-A quarterfinals last season. Belmont could equal last season's showing with the bulk of the team returning.

* Game not to miss: Marshall at Belmont, Jan 27.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Zakiyyah Johnson 5-11 C Jr. Blanca Monsivais 5-10 C Sr. Vilma Quevado 5-0 G Sr. Nancy Gracia 5-6 G Sr. Edith Bailon 5-6 F Jr.

FOR THE RECORD - Girls' Basketball
Los Angeles Times Sunday November 27, 1994 Home Edition City Times Page 26 Zones Desk 8 inches; 264 words Type of Material: Correction; Prep Sports; List
Editor's note: The following team profiles for girls ' basketball contain corrected information.
Dorsey
* Coach: Ken Turner, first year.
* 1993-94 Record: 6-9
* Prediction: Guard MurRae Glenn has a good shooting range and can average 20 points a game. Forward Stephanie Hagan is a smooth player around the basket and is another dangerous scorer. The Dons will battle Crenshaw and Washington for the best record in the Southern Pacific Conference.
* Game not to miss: Crenshaw at Dorsey, Jan. 11
Top Returning Players
NAME HGT. POS. YR. MurRae Glenn 5-6 G Jr. Stephanie Hagan 5-10 F So. Tynise Brown 5-6 G Jr. Kelly Johnson 6-2 C Jr. Terri Courtenay 5-7 F Sr.
Top Newcomers
NAME HGT. POS. YR. Janice Thomas 5-11 F So. Jill Penniman 5-3 G Fr. Autumn Johnson 6-2 C So. Crystal Vernon 5-8 G Fr.
Jordan
* Coach: Roosevelt Wilson, second year.
* 1993-94 Record: 2-14.
* Prediction: The Bulldogs will rely on the experience of forward-center Rosie Quintas and forward/guards Toni and Eboni Taylor to help them contend in the tough Southeastern Conference.
* Game not to miss: Roosevelt at Jordan, Dec. 7.
Top Returning Players
NAME HGT. POS. YR. Rosie Quintas 5-10 F/C Sr. Eboni Taylor 5-7 F/G Jr. Toni Taylor 5-7 F/G Jr.
Top Newcomers
NAME HGT. POS. YR. Tanisha Spencer 5-3 G Sr. Taneka Nash 5-9 F Jr. Elea Agiza 5-9 G So. Charmaine Howard 5-5 G Jr. Shanice Johnson 5-10 C 11
Los Angeles
* Coach: Loretta Hadley, second year.
* 1993-94 Record: 0-6 in the Metro League; 0-10 overall.
* Prediction: The Romans could be one of the most improved teams in the Metro League. Karina Wells, Camilla Wright and Shawnte Mitchem form a good scoring nucleus.
* Game not to miss: Hamilton at Los Angeles, Feb. 10.
Top Returning Players
NAME HGT. POS. YR. Karina Wells 5-9 F Sr. Shawnte Mitchem 6-0 C Sr. Camilla Wright 5-6 F Sr. Maryanne Rayfols 5-4 G Sr.
Top Newcomers
NAME HGT. POS. YR. Ann Yi 5-2 F Fr. Tamika McKinley 5-10 F Sr.
GRAPHIC-TABLE: Girls' Basketball

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Kohun Dork 5-3 G Jr. Elia Cobian 5-5 G Sr. Herminia Oceguera 5-8 F Jr. Sandra Canote 5-8 F Jr.

Franklin

* Coach: Wayne Nagata, sixth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 13-5.

* Prediction: The Panthers won a share of the conference title last season and have qualified for the playoffs for the last six seasons. Franklin'spostseason run should continue with the addition of sophomore Janice Archilla who will be used in the post and on the wing.

* Game not to miss: Marshall at Franklin, Jan. 6.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Angie Barraza 5-7 F Sr. Stephanie Somo 5-2 G Sr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Janice Archilla 5-7 G So. Blanca Gonzalez 5-6 G Sr. Amy Yang 5-6 F Sr. Michelle Escalera 5-3 G Sr. Catharine Castro 5-2 G So. Nicole Gladden 5-8 C Jr.

Lincoln

* Coach: Doreen Williams, fourth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 9-6.

* Prediction: The Tigers will rely on team speed and pressure defense to make up for a lack of height under the basket.

* Game not to miss: Marshall at Lincoln, Jan. 4.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Martha Reyes 5-8 F Sr. Maria Donato 5-6 G Jr. Diana Quinones 6-2 G/F Sr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Melissa Zamora 5-6 G Jr. Sonya Reyes 5-6 G Jr. Brenda Ponce 5-8 F Fr.

Marshall

* Coach: Wendy Triplett, 10th year.

* 1993-94 Record: 20-6.

* Prediction: The Barristers finished third in the Northern Conference last year, but could take over the top spot. Marshall has one of the top backcourts with returning seniors off-guard Jamie Kogan, an outside shooting threat, and point guard Corey Kobata.

* Game not to miss: Belmont at Marshall, Dec. 9.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Jamie Kogan 5-6 G Sr. Corey Kobata 5-5 G Sr. Solette Kummer 6-0 C Sr. Eva Rodriguez 5-1 G Sr. Kelly Quesada 5-3 G Sr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Christine Bell 5-3 G Jr. Jamie Kuniyoshi 5-7 F Jr. Amy Au-Yueng 5-2 G Sr. Karina Vicuna 5-6 F Jr. Trelayne Maitre 5-6 F Sr.

Wilson

* Coach: Mike Guzman, first year.

* 1993-94 Record: 7-10.

* Prediction: The Mules' offense will revolve around senior guard Donna Gordon. A three-year returning starter, Gordon is the team's best ball-handler and outside shooter.

* Game not to miss: Franklin at Wilson, Jan. 20.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Rene Bayless 5-6 G Sr. Donna Gordon 5-6 G Sr. Tracy Tran 5-9 F Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Christine Duran 5-3 G Jr. Myra Garcia 5-5 G Jr. Brisa Romero 5-3 G Sr. Sylvia Gonzalez 5-9 F Jr.

Southeastern Conference

Bell

* Coach: Sallie Fujii, fourth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 11-12.

* Prediction: Juniors Alma Ruvalcaba and Sandra Munguia will lead a starting lineup of underclassmen. The fleet-footed Ruvalcaba is accurate from three-point range and Munguia can score from inside or outside the key. Karen Laramie, Ivonne Perez and Yvonne Serrano were elevated from last year's junior varsity team.

* Game not to miss: Jefferson at Bell, Dec. 7.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Alma Ruvalcaba 5-2 G Jr. Sandra Munguia 5-5 F Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Sandra Laramie 5-8 C Jr. Erika Diaz 5-3 G Jr. Yvonne Serrano 5-4 G So. Ivonne Perez 5-6 F Jr. Claudia Villalobos 5-4 G Sr. Nancy Perez 5-3 G Sr. Myra Enciso 5-5 F Sr.

Fremont

* Coach: Mat Taylor, 10th year.

* 1993-94 Record: 16-11.

* Prediction: Aisha Savage, who averaged 14 points, is a returning all-league player. Florastine Hillis is the Pathfinders' top defensive player.

* Game not to miss: South Gate at Fremont, Dec. 7.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Aisha Savage 5-9 G Sr. Florastine Hillis 5-8 F Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Migan Murray 5-6 G Jr. Keshay Scott 5-2 G So. Sharon Robinson 5-4 G Sr. Aida Villatoro 5-4 G Jr.

Garfield

* Coach: Coleen Ota, 18th year

* 1993-94 Record: 11-10.

* Prediction: The Bulldogs may be the team of the the future with sophomore Shaina Litvak freshmen Jennifer Bracamontes and Korina Chavez expected to play prominent roles.

* Game not to miss: Roosevelt at Garfield, Jan. 6.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Monica Abundis 5-5 G Sr. Maria Medina 5-5 G Sr. Miriam Gonzalez 5-6 F Jr. Charlene Duran 5-0 G Jr. Angela Cardenas 5-2 G Jr. Leticia Cruz 5-6 G/F Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Sandra Ramirez 5-4 G Sr. Yolanda Duran 5-7 F/C Jr. Shaina Litvak 5-3 G So. J. Bracamontes 5-4 G Fr. Korina Chavez 5-4 G Fr.

Huntington Park

* Coach: Laurie Woerfel, fourth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 3-17.

* Prediction: The leadership of third-year varsity starter Sandra Mendoza will help an otherwise young and inexperienced squad.

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