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Women's Basketball: Coaches' Poll, Players to Watch

Women's Basketball: Coaches' Poll, Players to Watch

Baltimore, Md. -- On November 6, Chesapeake defeated Hagerstown 90-54 to tipoff Maryland Juco Athletic Conference play began for women's basketball. One week later, Hagerstown lost in overtime to Howard 72-70.

Conference play begins to heat up tomorrow with three Maryland Juco games slated: Allegany at CCBC Catonsville, Prince George's at Frederick and Howard at Anne Arundel. 

Prior to the season, the 15 conference head coaches voted on the 2019-2020 preseason poll, with CCBC Essex receiving seven first place votes to snag the top spot. 

Montgomery, Chesapeake, CCBC Catonsville and Harford round out the top five.

Six teams are represented in spots 6-10. 

Frederick is in at number six, narrowly beating out Cecil and Hagerstown who are tied for seventh. College of Southern Maryland, Howard an Anne Arundel finish up the top 10. 

Prince George's missed out on the top 10 by just two points and are followed by Garrett who sits at 12. Allegany and Baltimore City came in at 13 and 14, respectively. 

Below is the list of "Players to Watch," as submitted by the schools' head coaches. 

Players to Watch:

     

College

Name

Class

Description/Notes (more the better)

Frederick

Amiah Banks

So

Amiah averaged  17 points a game last year and expectations are she will increase her scoring output

Frederick

Monet Wade

So

Monet is expected to provide double-double action between points and rebounds. Leader on the court

Chesapeake

Shaniyah Grace

So

PG/SG that can handle the ball and is impactful offensively

Chesapeake

Jayla Irving

Fr

PG/SG that can handle the ball and is impactful offensively

Essex

Aislinn Flynn

So

6'3 Forward, long and athletic…D1 Transfer

Essex

Kasey Gagan

So

5'7 guard can shoot it and defend at a high level…D1 transfer

Essex

Mya Moye

So

5'7 guard can score it at all three levels…D1 transfer

Garrett

Sharatia jefferson

So

all-around player

Garrett

Teira Johnson

Fr

PG that is smart and can find ways to score

Cecil

Kayla Thompson

So

Dynamic slasher, good jumper, full of energy point guard and shooting guard

Howard

Mia McCormick

So

Mia is an Athletic guard that can defend, shoot the 3 and get out in transition. She will look to have an even bigger role as a team leader this season.

Howard

Brianna Jones

So

Brianna Jones is a combo guard that can handle the ball, shoot off the dribble and defend bigger players. She possess a high basketball IQ within her game.

Prince Georges

Kori People

Fr

Kori is a quick and crafty guard with good court vision and knows how to get her team involved. She attacks the basket well and has a nice shot.

Prince Georges

Trinity Workman

Fr

Trinity has good basketball IQ, along with a nice jump shot. She knows how to get to the basket and draw the foul. 

Hagerstown

Alexis Harris

So

All-around skilled player with scoring ability

Anne Arundel

Sarah Healy

So

2nd leading rebounder in Md Juco last year 16.4 and had 12.3 ppg. Sarah is an athletic center at 6'2 and working to build her scoring production this year and fine tune her defensive presence

CSMD

Amaya Yancey

So

Returning starting PG for CSM

CSMD

Virgina "Joy" Houston

Fr

Solid all-around player

Montgomery

Jordan Odom

So

5'7 guard averaged 17 point per game last year

Montgomery

Nusaibah Rashad

So

5'11 forward averaged 18 points and 16 rebounds per game last year

Harford

Aislynn Riggs

Fr

6' Forward

Harford

Aquria McIntyre

So

5'11 Forward