Coach: Franklin Chaney, third season.

Last season's record: 3-18, 2-10.

Conference: Maryland Independent Schools Athletic League.

Returning starters: G-F Brian McCarthy, 6-0, Jr.; F Peter Trentman, 6-0, Jr.

Outlook: Despite having only two returning starters, the Cougars have five starters with some varsity experience. Calverton's challenge will be to mix its experienced core with three freshmen -- David Spaulding, Hunter Roof and Taylor Debord -- who figure to get extensive minutes.

McCarthy, an outside shooter and slasher, likely will lead the team in scoring; he had 25 points in a tip-off tournament game. Sophomore center James Kittler should be a strong rebounder if he can overcome preseason back problems, and senior Kevin Hogan will be the point guard. Chaney is counting on Trentman for leadership.

Coach's comment: "Our big philosophy at the school is telling the kids they're the best in math, English and science; we have to become good in basketball, too. We just need to get some more wins. We're excited about the young kids we have; we're going to throw them to the wolves right away, and we're looking for good things from them."

ROSTER

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Class

G

Matt Anderson

5-4

Fr.

G

Taylor Debord

5-9

Fr.

G

Kevin Hogan

5-9

Sr.

C

James Kittler

6-3

Soph.

F

Ryan Langdon

6-1

Jr.

G-F

Brian McCarthy

6-0

Jr.

F

Hunter Roof

6-1

Fr.

G

David Spaulding

6-0

Fr.

F

Matt Spaulding

5-11

Jr.

G-F

Jon Stepanuk

6-1

Jr.

F

Ryan Strider

6-3

Jr.

G

Mikki Tesfaye

5-10

Fr.

F

Peter Trentman

6-0

Jr.