BOWIE STATE

Last season: 25-4, 15-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II tournament second round).

Coach: Ed Davis (seventh season, 143-57).

Top returning players: F Beverly Winstead, 5-8, Sr. (12.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.7 spg); G Denay Fields, 5-7, Jr. (4 ppg, 1.4 rpg); G Tiffany Moss, 6-0, Sr. (9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.4 apg); G K.C. Thompson, 5-7, Soph. (7.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg); G Naronda Leggett, 5-7, Sr. (3 ppg, 1.2 rpg).

Fast fact: The Bulldogs have a 40-game home winning streak, and have appeared in the past NCAA tournaments. Winstead, a senior, never has lost a home game.

Schedule

November

19 W. Va. St. Coll.*, 1:30

20 Shippensburg or Ga. Court College*, TBA

23 Livingstone Coll., 7:30

27 Winston-Salem, 2

29 at St. Augustine's, 5:30

December

1 Cheyney, 5:30

6 at Fayetteville St., 5:30

8 at Cheyney, 6

10 Bloomsburg, 6:30

13 at St.Paul's Coll., 5:30

27-28 Best Western Holiday Classic, TBA

January

4 Virginia State, 5:30

11 at N.C. Central, 5:30

15 at Shaw, 5:30

18 at John. C. Smith, 5:30

25 Virginia Union, 5:30

February

1 at Eliz. City St., 5:30

8 at Virginia Union, 5:30

12 Shaw, 4

15 at Virginia State, 5:30

19 St. Paul's, 2

22 Eliza. City State, 5:30

23 UDC, 5:30

*at Shippensburg tournament

CAPITOL COLLEGE

Coach: Saladin Ali Foster (first season).

Players: G-F Latash Bailey, 5-6, Sr.; F Latasha Bey, 5-8, Fr.; G Tiffany Carter, 5-0, Jr.; F-C Tekia Jones, 5-4, Jr.; G Serwaa Mitchell, 5-3, Fr.; G-F Denee Phifer, 5-5, Fr.; C LaToya Roverts, 5-8, Sr.; G-F Tiffany Sizer, 5-8, Jr.; G-F Dawn Susini, 5-6, Fr.; G Tykesha Teal, 5-4, Soph.

Fast fact: This is the school's first women's basketball team.

Schedule

January

22 Valley Forge Chr., 1

29 Christendom, 4

February

8 at Valley Forge Chr., 6

15 at Washington Bible, 6

CATHOLIC

Last season: 6-19, 2-12 Capital Athletic Conference.

Coach: Kathy Kilty (fourth season, 20-55).

Top returning players: F Pam Canfield, 5-9, Sr. (16.3 ppg, 9 rpg); F-G Meg Hagarty, 5-8, Soph. (17.6 ppg).

Fast fact: Hagarty, last season's CAC rookie of the year, made a school-record 80.8 percent of her free throws. This is the team's 30th year.

Schedule

November

20 vs. Albright*, 8

21 vs. Methodist or Va. Wesleyan*, TBA

29 Washington College, 7

December

1 Mary Washington, 6

4 at St. Mary's, 6

8 at Washington & Lee, 5

17 vs. Hood**, 7:30

18 vs. Albright or Emmanuel (Ga.)**, TBA

January

6 Emmanuel, 7

8 at Immaculata, 2

10 at Villa Julie, 7

12 at York (Pa.), 6

15 Goucher, 2

17 Western Maryland, 7

19 at Salisbury St., 5:30

22 Gallaudet, 2

27 at Mary Washington, 6

29 Marymount, 2

Feburary

2 St. Mary's, 6

5 at Goucher, 6

9 York (Pa.), 6

12 at Gallaudet, 2

16 Salisbury State, 6

19 at Marymount, 2

21 CAC tournament

*Tip-Off Classic

**at Hood Coll. tournament in Frederick

COLUMBIA UNION

Last season: 0-23. NCAA Division II independent.

Coach: Katina Flournoy (second season).

Top returning players: G Jodi Bryan, 5-7, Soph. (9.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg); C Josie Thomas, 6-0, Sr. (2.8 rpg).

Fast fact: Except for Bryan and Thomas, the roster is made up of

freshmen. The team is coming off its only winless season.

Schedule

November

23 at West Chester, 6

27 Shepherd, 7

29 at Mount Olive, 7

December

1 at Salem Teiko, 5:15

5 Holy Family, 2

8 Lock Haven, 6

18 Salem Teiko 7

29-30 Holy Family Tournament, TBA

January

2 at Mercyhurst, 1

3 at Edinboro, 6

5 Millersville, 6

8 West Chester, 6:30

10 at East Stroudsburg, 6

12 St. Paul's, 6

17 at Virginia State, 6

24 Kutztown, 6

27 Virginia State, 6

30 East Stroudsburg, 6

February

3 Shippensburg, 6

6 Clarion, 2

9 at Millersville, 6

12 UDC, 7:30

14 at Kutztowm, 6

21 at Lock Haven, 7

23 at Cheney, 6

25 at UDC, 7

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Last season: 8-19, Division II independent.

Coach: Phillip Morgan (second season).

Top returning players: G Denise Miller, 5-7, Sr. (15.6 ppg, 6 rpg, 91 three-pointers); F Crystal Yuille, 5-9, Soph. (9.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg); G Keshima Frierson, 5-4, Soph. (7.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg); G Anika Lee, 5-4, Sr. (2.5 ppg); F Angie Murray, 5-9, Soph. (3.7 ppg).

Fast fact: Two of the team's top players last season, G Shannon Davis (16.7 ppg) and C Jojo Wooten (7.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg), have departed.

Schedule

November

17 Va. Women's Club, 7

19 at Winston-Salem*, 8

20 vs. Barber-Scotia or Prairie*, TBA

23 at Virginia State, 6

27 Virginia State, 5:30

December

1 Pitt.-Johnstown, 7:30

7 at Elizabeth City St., 6

11 at Virginia Union, 6

18 St. Augustine's, 6

19 at St. Paul's, 3

30 Southampton, 5

January

4 at Fayetteville St., 5:30

7 Cheyney, 6

13 at N.C. Central, 6

15 Lincoln, 2

19 at Pitt.-Johnstown, 7:30

22 at St. Augustine's, 5:30

31 at Cheyney, 6

February

1 at Voorhees College, 6

5 at Indiana (Pa.), TBA

10 Virginia Union, 6

12 at Columbia Union, 7:30

15 Fayetteville State, 6

18 S. Virginia, 5:30

19 at Lincoln, 2

24 at Bowie State, 5:30

26 Columbia Union, 7

*at Winston-Salem St. tourn.

GALLAUDET

Last season: 24-6, 12-2 Capital Athletic Conference (advanced to NCAA Division III tournament round of 16).

Coach: Kitty Baldridge (22nd season, 293-267).

Top returning players: C Ronda Jo Miller, 6-2, Sr. (led division in scoring at 26.3 ppg, eighth in division at 13.6 rpg, fifth in division at 3.5 bpg; two-time all-American, three-time CAC player of the year); G Touria Ouanid, 5-6, Jr. (17.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.9 apg); G Nanett Virnig, 5-6, Sr. (4.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg).

Fast fact: All but two players return from last season's team.

Schedule

November

20-21 Dickinson tourn., TBA

27-28 Gallaudet Holiday tournament, TBA

December

1 at Salisbury St., 5:30

3 at Mary Washington, 6

11 at Rob. Wesleyan, 7

12 at Daemen College, 1

January

6 Wheaton, 7

8-9 at Elizabethtown Tournament, TBA

12 St. Mary's (Md.), 6

15 Marymount, 2

19 at York, 6

22 at Catholic, 2

25 Salisbury State, 7

27 Western Maryland, 7

29 Goucher, 2

February

2 Mary Washington, 6

5 at Marymount, 2

9 at St. Mary's, 6

12 Catholic, 2

16 York, 6

19 at Goucher, 6

MARYMOUNT

Last season: 16-9, 8-7 Capital Athletic Conference.

Coach: Bill Finney (16th season, 315-112).

Top returning players: G Rachel Taylor, 5-5, Sr. (11 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.8 apg); F Jamie Ricca, 6-0, Sr. (12.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 5.4 apg, 3.6 spg); G Tameeka Lyles, 5-5, Jr. (12.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg); F Kristy Davis, 5-10, Soph. (4.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg); G Kristen McGrory, 5-5, Soph. (3.2 ppg).

Fast fact: After a 6-0 start last season, the Saints lost two starters in December and another in February. Ricca returns after suffering an injury five games into last season.

Schedule

November

19 Ursinus, 7:30

27 Alvernia, 4

December

1 at St. Mary's, 6

4 York, 2

7 Salisbury State, 7

11 at Moravian, 3

18 at Rowan, 4

January

3-5 at FIT tourn., TBA

6 at Eckerd College, 7

9 Coll. of New Jersey, 2

15 at Gallaudet, 2

18 Mary Washington, 6

22 at Goucher, 2

26 St. Mary's, 6

29 at Catholic, 2

February

2 at York, 6

5 Gallaudet, 2

9 at Salisbury St., 5:30

12 Goucher, 2

16 at Mary Washington, 6

19 Catholic, 2

MONTGOMERY-ROCKVILLE

Last season: 11-12, JuCo.

Coach: Lesley Lougy (fifth season, 29-41).

Top returning players: G Stacy Clark, 5-7, Soph. (19.8 ppg); G Dana Dabbodanza, 5-8, Soph. (12 ppg); G Kim Miller, 5-7, Soph. (6.4 ppg, 4 apg).

Fast fact: All but one player played high school basketball in Montgomery County. This season's team has 14 players, the most in three years.

Schedule

November

17 at Potomac State, 5

20 at Allegany, 4:45

December

1 Frederick, 4:30

3 at Essex, 4

8 Mont.-Takoma Pk., 4:30

10 at Anne Arundel, 6

January

5 CCBC-Essex, 4

7 at Catonsville, 8

10 at Howard, 7:30

12 Prince George's, 7

15 Garrett, 4

10 at Cecil, 4:30

22 Baltimore City, 2

26 Harford, 4

29 at Frederick, 7

February

1 at Mont.-Takoma Pk,, 5

3 Cecil, 7

5 at Hagerstown, 6

9 Chesapeake, 4

12 Anne Arundel, 2

17-20 JuCo tournament

MONTGOMERY-TAKOMA PARK

Last season: 8-2, JuCo

Coach: Gerard Bingham (first season).

Top returning players: G Linea Waring, 5-6, Soph.

Fast fact: After one semester of play last season, the team forfeited its games because of a lack of players. Bingham coached the men's team last season.

Schedule

November

13 Cambia, 1

30 at Essex, 4

December

7 Garrett, 5

8 at Mont.-R'ville, 4:30

10 at Prince Geo., 4:30

15 at Harford, 4

January

5 Cecil, 5

7 at Baltimore CC, 5

12 Allegany, 3

14 Frederick, 4

18 at Chesapeake, 5

22 Anne Arundel, 2

26 Hagerstown, 4

February

1 Mont.-Rockville, 5

5 at Garrett, 5

9 Catonsville, 4

11 Prince George's, 4

17-20 JuCo tournament

PRINCE GEORGE'S CC

Last season: 9-14, JuCo.

Coach: Barvenia Wooten-Collier (first season).

Top returning players: F Tina Wilson, 5-6, Soph.; G Syreeta S. Johnson, 5-4, Soph.; G Nicola Morris, 5-5, Soph.

Fast fact: The three returning players are second-year starters. Wooten-Collier joined the team as an assistant midway through last season.

Schedule

November

29 Catonsville, 7

December

at Chesapeake, 4

8 Frederick, 4

10 Mont.-Tak. Park, 4:30

15 at Hagerstown, 7

January

5 Chesapeake, 5

7 at Anne Arundel, 5

12 at Mont.-Rockville, 7

14 Essex, 4

17 at Howard, 8

19 Catonsville, 6

21 at Potomac State, 7

22 at Allegany, 4:45

25 Garrett, 6

29 at Cecil, 5

February

1 at Harford, 7

5 at Frederick, 5

7 Potomac State, 7

9 at Baltimore City, 5

11 Mont.-Takoma Park, 4

17-20 JuCo tournament

WASHINGTON BIBLE

Last season: 0-18, 0-10 National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association.

Coach: Jonathan Vars (first season).

Top returning players: C Susan Tubbs, 5-10, Soph. (10.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.1 spg); F Beka Schuppe, 5-5, Soph.; G Katie McLane, 5-5, Sr.; G Michaella Robbins, 5-5, Soph.; G Eranda Porodini, 5-2, Soph.

Fast fact: The Cougars have won just one game since the team was founded in 1997. Vars is coaching the men's team and the women's team.

Schedule

November

19-21 Wagner Classic, TBA

December

2 at Vall. Forge Chr., 7:30

7 at Christendom, 6

10 Practical Bible, 6

January

18 at Philadelphia Coll. of the Bible, 6

20 at Roanoke Bible, 3

25 Lancaster Bible, 6

28 at Baptist Bible, 5

29 Warren Wilson Coll., 6

February

1 Valley Forge Chr., 6

7 Baptist Bible, 2

12 Phil. Coll. of the Bible, 2

15 Capitol College, 6

18 at Practical Bible, 6

21 at Lancaster Bible, 6

24-26 Regionals at Phil. Coll. of the Bible, TBA