CALVARY TEMPLE CONQUERORS

* Last season: 14-3, Christian Schools League.

* Coach: Collette Johnson (seventh season).

* Top returning players: G Greer Parker, 5-5, Sr. (21 ppg, 11 apg); G Kristy Felton, 5-5, Jr. (4 ppg, 4 apg); F Tiffany Lewis, 5-10, Jr. (14 ppg, 10 rpg); F Courtney Hayden, 5-7, Jr. (2 ppg, 4 rpg); C Danielle Edwards, 5-11, Jr. (13 ppg, 10 rpg).

* Fast fact: Despite the school's enrollment of just 60, the Conquerors--who have 10 players back--have finished third at the National Association of Church Athletes Tournament in each of the past two seasons. Expectations are high.

Note: Coaching staff did not furnish schedule before press time.

FOXCROFT FOXES

* Last season: 10-5, Independent School League.

* Coach: Paula Washington (third season, 12-15).

* Top returning players: F Brittany Moore, 6-0, Jr. (10 ppg, 5 rpg); Ty Castleman, 5-4, Soph. (15 ppg, 5 apg); F Ericka Knuti, 5-9, Sr. (8 ppg, 10 rpg); F Michelle Matz, 5-7, Sr. (6 ppg, 3 bpg).

* Fast fact: After posting a school-record 10 victories last year, the team returns eight players--including four starters. Foxcroft should continue to improve since winning just two games in 1997 (and despite the school's enrollment of about 200).

SCHEDULE

December

3 at Mercersberg

4 at Mercersburg

9 at Madeira JV

January

5 at Model, 5

6 Notre Dame JV, 4:30

11 at Bullis JV, 4:30

12 Episcopal, 6

14 Randolph M., 4:30

25 at Notre Dame JV, 5

28 Wakefield, 6

February

9 St. James, 6

10 at Episcopal, 4

11 Madeira JV, 4:30

17 at Randolph M., 5

22 Flint Hill JV, 4

23 Model JV, 5

24 at St. James, 5:30

HIGHLAND HAWKS

* Last season: 18-6, 13-5 Delaney Athletic Conference.

* Coach: Andy Morgan (third season, 35-14).

* Top returning players: G Jenn Leonard, 5-4, Soph. (8 ppg, 9 rpg); F Katy Mercer, 5-7, Sr. (6 ppg, 12 rpg); G Kristin Leonard, 5-7, Sr. (9 ppg, 4 spg); F Charlotte Kramer, 5-9, Sr. (10 ppg, 7 rpg).

* Fast fact: Though three of the team's top four scorers are gone, the Hawks return eight players and could contend for the conference title in only their fourth season at the varsity level.

SCHEDULE

November

30 Word of Life

December

2 Highland Invitational

4 Highland Invitational

7 at Bethlehem

9 at Shenandoah Valley Christian

January

4 Seton, 6

5 at Wakefield, 4:30

7 Emmanuel Christian

at MCI Center, 3

21 at Notre Dame,

6:30

24 Randolph Macon, 7

26 at Wakefield

Country Day, 4:30

29 at Fredericksburg, 4

February

1 at Quantico, 5

3 Wakefield, 6

8 Notre Dame, 6:30

10 Shenandoah Valley Christian, 6:30

12 Emmanuel Chr., 5

14 at Randolph M., 7

16 Wakefield Country Day, 6

18 at Word of Life, 4

21-26 Conference Tournament

LEESBURG CHRISTIAN LIONS

* Last season: 7-13, Independent, but participates in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference postseason.

* Coaches: Darring Shaw and Woody Fitzhugh (third season, 8-32).

* Top returning players: F Alicia Zarou, 5-9, Sr. (12 ppg, 8 rpg); G Sheree Zarou, 5-5, Soph. (8 ppg, 6 apg, 3 spg); G/F Tyler Fitzhugh, 5-1, Soph. (1 ppg, 2 rpg, 4 apg).

* Fast fact: The Lions should have a balanced scoring attack with the addition of two 5-foot-10 sophomores: guard Amanda Stephens and forward Elizabeth Gordon, who both were home-schooled last year. Because Leesburg Christian doesn't have a gym, the team plays its home games at the Ida Lee Recreational Center.

SCHEDULE

December

3-4 at United Tip-Off

6 Evangel Christian

13 Frederick Ch., 5:30

16 Faith of Fred., 5:45

January

6 at Frederick Ch., 5:15

7 at Shenandoah Valley

Christian, 6:30

10 Rosedale, 4

14 Calvary Temple, 5

21 at Faith of Fred.,

5:15

25 United, 4:30

28 at Rosedale, 6

31 at Heritage, 5:30

February

4 FBT, 5:15

11 at Calvary Temple, 5:15

NOTRE DAME DRAGONS

* Last season: 20-9, 15-0 Delaney Athletic Conference (lost to Seton in the DAC tournament final).

* Top returning players: F Marian Adams, 5-8, Sr.; F Jessie Beddingfield, 5-8, Sr.; G Bethany Dickens, 5-9, Sr.; F Samantha Honig, 5-10, Sr.

* Key newcomers: G Megan Linnebur, 5-8, Soph.; F Coco Combemale, 5-10, Soph.

* Fast fact: The Dragons return three starters plus their top reserve, Honig, who has made seven three-pointers in the team's first two games this season, both wins.

SCHEDULE

November

30 at Quantico

December

4 Emmanuel Christian

10 at Wakefield

11 Shenandoah Valley

17-19 at Georgetown

Visitation Tourn.

28-29 at The Covenant

School Tournament

January

4 Shenandoah Valley

Christian, 6:30

7 at Calvary Temple, 5

8 Wakefield, 4

14 Colligate School,

5:30

15 at Seton, 4:30

18 Bethlehem Baptist

Christian, 6:30

20 Mt. Carmel Ch., 5

21 Highland, 5

26 at Randolph Macon

5:30

29 Newport

31 at Fredericksburg

Christian, 7

February

1 Cary Christian, 5

4 at Shenandoah Valley

Christian, 7

5 at Covenant, 1

8 at Highland, 5

10 Randolph Macon,

5:30

12 St. Anne's Belfield,

1:30

14 at Shenandoah

Valley, 6

21-22, 25-26

Conference Tourn.

WAKEFIELD FIGHTING OWLS

* Last season: 11-13, 8-9 Delaney Athletic Conference.

* Coach: Tom Veith (fourth season, 24-44).

* Top returning players: G Liz Jones, 5-7, Jr. (6 ppg); G Jennifer Anderson, 5-4, Jr. (4 ppg); F/G Alexis Day, 5-6, Jr. (3 ppg); F Katie Updike, 6-3, Jr. (10 ppg, 10 rpg); C Mary Jones, 6-2, Jr. (7 ppg, 9 rpg).

* Fast fact: The Fighting Owls return all 12 players from last season and one from 1997: senior guard Sarah Yates--the team's MVP that year--who has transferred back to The Plains school after attending Loudoun Valley during the 1998-99 season.

SCHEDULE

December

2, 4 at Highland Tournament

7 Evangel Christian

9 at Massanutten

10 Notre Dame

18 Bethlehem B. 1:30

January

5 Highland, 4:30

8 at Notre Dame, 4

10 Massanutten, 4:30

13 Randolph Macon, 6

15 Fredericksburg C., 4

21 at Shenandoah Valley Christian, 7

28 at Foxcroft, 4:30

February

3 at Highland, 4:30

5 Quantico, 3:30

12 Blue Ridge Ch., 5:30

15 at Randolph Macon, 5:30

17 Seton, 4:30

18 Shenandoah Valley Christian, 6

21-26 Conference Tournament