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Girls' Basketball Players To Watch

November 27, 1998|ERIC SONDHEIMER and DAVE DESMOND

POINT GUARDS

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NAME HT. YR. SCHOOL Chenne Tuimoloau 5-10 Jr. Channel Islands Tashean Thomas 5-9 Sr. North Hollywood Kelly Murray 5-7 Sr. Buena Brooke Porter 5-5 Jr. Harvard-Westlake Crystal McCutcheon 5-9 So. Antelope Valley Kristie Umemoto 5-6 Jr. Crescenta Valley Tawny Thorpe 5-9 So. Westlake Jackie Kolesar 5-7 So. Paraclete Jamie Sturdivant 5-7 Sr. Simi Valley Jameka Taylor 5-5 Sr. Littlerock

NAME COMMENT Chenne Tuimoloau Doesn't make turnovers Tashean Thomas Very unselfish player Kelly Murray Knows how to lead fast break Brooke Porter Automatic on open shots Crystal McCutcheon Headed for big-time status Kristie Umemoto Ready to take charge Tawny Thorpe Averaged 15.7 points Jackie Kolesar Had terrific freshman season Jamie Sturdivant Averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 assists Jameka Taylor Loves to make steals

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SHOOTING GUARDS

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NAME HT. YR. SCHOOL Jaline Bradley 5-8 Sr. Channel Islands Kate Beckler 5-8 Jr. Alemany Cara Blumfield 5-5 Sr. El Camino Real Sierra Hauser-Price 5-8 So. Notre Dame Schquay Brignac 5-5 So. Cleveland Alex Gientke 5-9 Jr. Ventura Liz Sun 5-8 Fr. Chatsworth

NAME COMMENT Jaline Bradley There's no one better Kate Beckler Averaged 20 points as sophomore Cara Blumfield Should lead region in scoring Sierra Hauser-Price Coaches rave about her skills Schquay Brignac Watch her score on fast break Alex Gientke Should give Buena trouble Liz Sun Can make immediate impact

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FORWARDS

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NAME HT. YR. SCHOOL Damaris Hinojosa 5-10 Sr. Moorpark Sinnamonn Garrett 5-10 Jr. Crescenta Valley Markia Derby 5-7 Sr. North Hollywood Latricia Fleming 5-11 Sr. Canyon Jessica Cosby 5-6 Jr. Cleveland Stacey Howard 5-10 Sr. St. Bonaventure

NAME COMMENT Damaris Hinojosa Does everything but fill water bottles Sinnamonn Garrett It's her breakout season Markia Derby Returning All-City player Latricia Fleming Might be best in Foothill League Jessica Cosby Finds a way to come up with rebound Stacey Howard Tri-Valley League MVP last year

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CENTERS

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NAME HT. YR. SCHOOL Kelly Greathouse 6-3 So. Buena Omelogo Udeze 6-0 Sr. Harvard-Westlake Christen Roper 6-5 Sr. Nordhoff Teresa Russell 6-1 Sr. Royal Christine Lambert 6-2 Sr. Paraclete Kristine Gleisberg 6-0 Jr. Ventura Courtney LaVere 6-2 Fr. Buena Briana Kentfield 6-0 Sr. Hart

NAME COMMENT Kelly Greathouse One day, she'll be the best Omelogo Udeze Runs the court like a guard Christen Roper Last season had 105 blocked shots Teresa Russell Averaged 14.3 rebounds last year Christine Lambert Averaged 12.8 points, 11 rebounds Kristine Gleisberg She's becoming a force on offense Courtney LaVere Ready for big-time varsity competition Briana Kentfield Can clear the boards

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