Basketball Preview: Patriot District girls


Amy Berglund, left, will lead West Springfield in the competitive Patriot District. (Richard A. Lipski/For The Washington Post)
December 4, 2013

Top Teams

T.C. Williams (18-9), West Springfield (21-5), Lake Braddock (16-7)

Top Players

G Rejoice Spivey, T.C. Williams, 5-8, Jr.

F Amy Berglund, West Springfield, 5-9, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Tariq Lee preview teams and players to watch in Virginia basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

F Jasmine Taylor, West Springfield, 5-11, So.

F Angie Schedler, T.C. Williams, 5-9, Sr.

G Tykera Carter, T.C. Williams, 5-8, Sr.

Skinny

T.C. Williams, the defending district champions, added two transfers: 5-8 guard Tykera Carter from Riverdale Baptist and 6-foot forward Taylor Burns from Kansas. Carter averaged 8.1 points per game last season at Riverdale. Rejoice Spivey scored a team-high 15.4 points per game last season and has improved her strength and court vision this offseason. The junior is receiving interest from Georgetown, Gardner-Webb, North Carolina State and Rhode Island, among others. . . . West Springfield returns four of its five leading scorers after losing in the Virginia AAA Northern Region quarterfinals last year. Berglund shot 52 percent from the floor as a junior and scored 15.7 points per game. . . . Lake Braddock lost standout first-team All-Met forward Natalie Butler, but expects seniors Marcia Altman, Caitlyn Mandela and Besty Gallier to be leaders on the floor.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Girls: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Boys: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

Girls: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

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

Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

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