Basketball preview: Howard girls


Julia Collins (22), shown against Aberdeen in last season’s Maryland 3A final, aims to lead South River Hill back to the state tournament. (Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post)
December 4, 2013

Top Teams

River Hill (23-4), Reservoir (17-4), Howard (21-4)

Top Player s

G/F Zelor Massaquoi, Reservoir, 5-7, Sr.

G Julia Collins, River Hill, 5-9, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Chelsea Janes and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in Maryland basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

G/F Jenna Collins, River Hill, 5-9, Sr.

F Sydney Biniak, Howard, 5-11, Sr.

C Gabby Green, Mount Hebron, 6-2, So.

Skinny

River Hill only lost one county game last season in a run to the Maryland 3A championship game, where they lost to Aberdeen by four points. The Hawks will hope to reach similar heights this season with help from twins Julia and Jenna Collins. Both have committed to play lacrosse at Navy. . . . Reservoir boasts one of the county’s top players in Zelor Massaquoi, who averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds last season. Also keep an eye on senior guards Keri Rager and Tara Thompson. . . . Biniak will try to help Howard get past River Hill this season after the Hawks accounted for three of the Lions’ four losses last year. . . . There’s a lot of parity in the county this season, and Atholton, Centennial and Mount Hebron are also expected to contend.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: Montgomery 4A | 3A/2A

Girls: Montgomery 4A | 3A/2A

Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Boys: SMAC | Howard | Anne Arundel

Girls: SMAC | Howard | Anne Arundel

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Boys: WCAC | IAC | MAC | Capital Beltway | PVAC

Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

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