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GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW : City Section

November 20, 1994

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Kristi Lattin 6-0 G Sr. Naila Moseley 6-0 F So. Bridgette Jemison 5-10 F Sr. Sommer Tillett 5-4 G Sr. Devon King 5-7 G Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Quiana Knox 5-11 G Jr. Daniel Rainey 5-7 G Fr. Kiesha Shephard 5-8 F So.

Dorsey

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

* Coach: Saundra Cox and Willie White, eighth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 6-9 in Southern Pacific Conference.

* Prediction: The Dons, who were moved to the Pacific League, will try to return to the playoffs with a talented group led by guard Marae Glenn, center Kelly Johnson and guard Francine Gonzalez.

* Game not to miss: Crenshaw at Dorsey, Jan. 11.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Kelly Johnson 6-2 C Jr. Marae Glenn 5-6 G Jr. Francine Gonzalez 5-5 G Sr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Lakeisha Coleman 5-9 F Jr. Jovan Ricketts 5-10 F Jr.

Washington

* Coach: Julie Rousseau, third year.

* 1993-94 Record: 18-7.

* Prediction: Washington has more depth than last season's team that reached the semifinals of the City 4-A playoffs. The Generals have little drop-off from their first to second five players.

* Game not to miss: Crenshaw at Washington, Jan. 27.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Tina Greer 5-2 G Jr. Jackie Lauderdale 6-1 C Sr. Shimika Stringer 5-5 G Jr. Kanisha Best 5-11 F So. Shawnee Pickney 5-11 F So.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Courtneigh Burns 5-11 G/F So. Camille Norwood 5-6 G Fr. Laneishe Williams 6-0 C So. Trysta Wilson 5-7 G/F Jr. Bobbi Mullins 5-8 G/F So. Erika Martinez 5-6 G Jr. Lareishia Finley 6-2 C Jr.

Southern Section

Bell Gardens

* Coach: Carlos Zaragoza, third year.

* 1993-94 Record: 13-13.

* Prediction: Bell Gardens has its deepest team in years. Guards Adriana Villalobos and Maria Munoz are returning all-league players. The Lancers could challenge Schurr and San Gabriel for the Almont League title.

* Game not to miss: Schurr at Bell Gardens, Jan. 27.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Adriana Villalobos 5-5 G Sr. Susan Rendon 5-8 F Sr. Maria Munoz 5-3 G Sr. Raquel Becerra 5-5 G Jr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Maria Lemus 5-4 G Jr. Sandy Ochoa 5-7 F Jr. Diane Cordoso 5-7 F Jr. Lisa Valenzuela 5-9 F Jr.

Conaty/Loretto

* Coach: George Ratana, first year.

* 1993-94 Record: 0-8.

* Prediction: The Wildcats return all five starters plus impressive and big freshman. Erica Castenada, a 5-5 point guard, is a good outside shooter.

* Game not to miss: St. Matthias at Bishop Conaty/Loretto, Feb. 7.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Erica Castenada 5-5 G So. Jennifer Conterras 5-3 F Jr. Patty Martinez 5-5 G So. Sabrina Vargas 5-7 C Jr. Patty Limon 5-7 F So.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. La Greta Chung 5-6 F Fr. Elizabeth Barragan 5-3 G Fr.

Pilgrim

* Coach: Gene Hicks, third year.

* 1993-94 Record: 18-5.

* Prediction: The Patriots finished second in the Heritage League and reached the second round of the Southern Section Division V-A playoffs. Dawn Fields, a fourth-year starter, is one of five returning starters. She averaged 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a game.

* Game not to miss: Pilgrim at Ribet Academy, Jan. 20.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Dawn Fields 5-8 F Sr. Reiko Osaki 5-3 G Jr. Gina Nicholson 5-9 F Sr. Marcia Leatherwood 5-6 G So.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Brandi Brown 5-9 F Fr. Nancy Chu 5-5 G Fr.

Sacred Heart

* Coach: Ray Lopez, fourth year.

* 1993-94 Record: 10-8.

* Prediction: The Comets finished second in the Horizon League and expect another strong finish again this season. Patty Ortiz, who averaged 14 points a game, is a quick point guard who will run the Comets' motion offense. Vanessa Wongyai averaged seven points and four rebounds a game.

* Game not to miss: Ramona Convent at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jan. 31.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Patty Ortiz 5-3 G So. Vanessa Wongyai 5-7 G Jr. Ilene Perez 5-9 C Sr. Raquel Gutierrez 5-10 F Sr.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Marisol Sotelo 5-6 F Fr. Evelyn Mcomie 5-10 C So.

St. Matthias

* Coach: Lisa Sinni, first year.

* 1993-94 Record: N/A.

* Prediction: The Victorians finished second in the Sunrise League last season and return three starters from that team. Elizabeth Diaz averaged 10 points a game and is strong inside player and rebounder. Leticia Tun, who is a good outside shooter, returns after spending one season at Pius X. The Victorians should contest Regina Caeli for the Sunrise title.

* Game not to miss: Regina Caeli at St. Matthias, Feb. 9.

Top Returning Players

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Elizabeth Diaz 5-11 C Sr. Carolina Valle 5-4 G Jr. Janet Mora 5-6 F So. Christina Vasquez 5-6 F So.

Top Newcomers

NAME HGT. POS. YR. Leticia Tun 5-4 G Jr. Alma De La Torre 5-11 F Sr. Martha Lima 5-4 G Fr. Karina Aguilar 5-6 F Fr.

St. Michael's

* Coach: Shirley Cole, 1st year.

* 1993-94 Record: 1-6.

* Prediction: The Starlets are rebuilding after graduating six seniors. Point guard Trisha Hernandez, who averaged four points and three assists a game, will be running the offense. Naesha Conner, a 5-7 junior, will be the team's primary scorer.

* Game not to miss: Regina Caeli at St. Michael's, Jan. 7.

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