* Coach: Yvette Baggett (third year, 14-31).

* Last season: 13-12, 4-2 (lost to Woodbridge, 66-29, in Northwestern Region semifinals).

* Returning starters/letter winners: 4/7.

* Outlook: After winning one game in 2000-01, the Raiders won what is believed to be the first district girls' basketball title in school history last season and came within one victory of reaching the state tournament, qualifying for the Northwestern Region tournament for the first time since 1989-90, which was during Baggett's first tour of duty as coach.

Stonewall, which won two of three games against regular season district champion Potomac, including in the Cedar Run final, returns most of the contributors from that team, except for the most vital -- departed district player of the year Tish Hogan, that team's lone senior and top scorer.

The question now is whether the returning Raiders, offensively timid at times last year but fairly reliable defensively, can find the steady scoring to build on the 2001-02 success.

"This kind of squad doesn't come around every day, but getting them to come out firing on all pistons every day is kind of hard sometimes," Baggett said. "It's probably one of the most athletic teams I've ever seen."

Rebounding should be a plus -- Monique Barbour and the Robinsons, Jeanette and Jamie, combined for 18 against Osbourn in the district semifinals. Five-foot-10 transfer Shadonne Marsh was an honorable mention selection last year on the El Paso Times all-city team. Inside/outside threat Jeanette Robinson was a first-team all-Cedar Run pick.

Courtney Bures, though only a junior on a team with six seniors, might have to fill much of Hogan's former role. Bures scored a season-high 20 points against Potomac in the district final and poured in 19 in the region semifinal against North Stafford.

ROSTER

P

Name

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F/C

Monique Barbour

5-11

Soph.

3.1

G

Crystal Broadnax

5-6

Sr.

0.7

G

Courtney Bures

5-5

Jr.

9.8

G

Lauren Haddock

5-6

Sr.

1.5

F

Rachel Lindamood

5-8

Sr.

--

F

Adrienne March

5-10

Jr.

3.1

F

Shadonne Marsh

5-10

Sr.

--

G

Jennifer Owens

5-5

Sr.

1.7

F

Liz Patterson

5-7

Jr.

--

G

Megan Pierce

5-2

Jr.

--

G/F

Jamie Robinson

5-7

Soph.

4.3

F

Jeanette Robinson

5-8

Sr.

12.6

SCHEDULE

Dec. 2: at Stafford (L, 54-51); 4: at Brooke Point; 5: North Stafford (ppd.) ; 10: at Forest Park; 13: Woodbridge; 17: Stafford; 19: Brooke Point; 27-30: Annandale tournament.

Jan. 3: Hylton; 7: at Gar-Field; 10: at Osbourn Park; 14: Osbourn; 17: Potomac; 24: Forest Park; 28: at Woodbridge; 31: at Hylton.

Feb. 4: Gar-Field; 7: Osbourn Park; 11: at Osbourn; 14: at Potomac.

Junior Courtney Bures, right, averaged 9.8 points per game for the Raiders last season.