Cardinal District girls preview capsules

Forest Park

2001-02 record: 11-11, 2-4

How season ended: Lost to Woodbridge 72-38 in district

tournament first round

Coach: Christina Kelly (Third year, 21-20 career record)

Key losses: None

Player to watch: DeCarol Davis, a 5-foot-5 junior guard who averaged a team-high 8.6 points and earned all-Cardinal District first-team honors last season.

Other key returners: F Pashionete Gibbs (5-11, sr.); G Keisha Valentine (5-5, jr.); G Whitney French (5-3, jr., 6.7 ppg); G Kianta Johnson (5-7, jr.); G Amanda Bates (5-5, jr.); F Brenan Richards (5-11, jr.); F Carolyn Scott (5-10, soph.); G Courtney Portell (5-7, soph.); F Keisha Gibbs (5-11, soph.); F Demetria Haralson (5-10, soph.)

Promising newcomers: F Ashleigh Braxton (5-9, fr.); F Monica Wright (5-8, fr.)


2001-02 record: 6-16, 1-5

How season ended: Lost to Hylton 47-34 in district tournament

first round

Coach: Larry Baker (Fourth year, 52-29 career record)

Key losses: G Kelly Brown (all-district), G Deborah Allen, C Ayanna McKnight

Player to watch: Jameka Smith, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard who transferred from Potomac. She was a second-team all-Cedar Run pick last season.

Other key returners: G Hawsatou Barry (5-4, sr.); F Dede Lockett (5-10, sr.); G Shannon Massie (5-8, sr.); C Jessica Peters (6-3, sr.); F Nicole Atkinson (5-9; jr.); G Mackenzie Ebling (5-9, jr.); F Megan Parker (5-9, jr.); C Tina Roebuck (6-1, jr.); F Krysten Warren (5-9, jr.); G Sarah Malene (5-5, soph.)

Promising newcomers: F Becky Horesky (5-10, soph.); G Jackie Cozza (5-7, fr.); G Lauren Firich (5-5, fr); G Devona Knight (5-9, fr.)


2001-02 record: 20-4, 5-1

How season ended: Lost to GW-Danville 69-51 in Northwest Region quarterfinals

Coach: Melvin Smith (Fifth year, 48-40 career record)

Key losses: G Jennifer Rhodan (11.3 ppg, second-team all-district), C Starr Allen, F Monique Mason (second-team all-district), F Kim Hoston

Player to watch: Jasmine Byrd, a 5-foot-7 all-region senior guard who averaged a team-high 15.9 ppg last season. Has signed with UNC-Greensboro.

Other key returners: F Tanisha Brown (5-10, sr.); F Keisha Hardley (5-10, sr.); G Shareka Purnell (5-4, jr., second-team all-district)

Promising newcomers: F Stephanie Gbadegesin (5-10, sr.); F Alexis Hatfield (5-8, jr.); G Tiffany Saunders (5-5, jr.); C Griselda Shutermeja (5-11, soph.); G Briana Robinson (5-6, fr.); G Shanee Purnell (5-8, fr.)


2001-02 record: 23-5, 4-2

How season ended: Lost to West Springfield 57-49 in Group AAA state semifinals

Coach: George Washington (Fifth year, 84-25 career record)

Key losses: C Kathy Clark (2nd team all-state, 13.2 ppg), G Antoinette Daniels, G Kate Lancaster, G Jordan Parsels, G Kristin Portell (all-district), G Alyson Woleslagle, G Jennifer Woodie, G Liana Wooten (14.6 ppg, all-region)

Player to watch: Whitney Allen, a 5-foot-11 second-team all-district senior center who has signed with George Washington University.

Other key returners: G/F Faith Blackshear (5-9, sr.); G April Henderson (5-6, sr.); F Diana Martinez (5-10, sr.); G Elizabeth Murphy (5-6, sr.)

Promising newcomers: G Jackie Dickriede (5-6, jr.); C Chinyere Ukow (6-2, soph.); F Ariene Jenkins (6-1, fr.)

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