F Erica Buls, Oakdale, 6-3, Jr.
G Lauren Tolson, Frederick, 5-8, Sr.
G Cara Mason, Urbana, 5-6, Sr.
G Peyton Carper, Urbana, 5-11, Sr.
G Shania Johnson, Tuscarora, 5-0, So.
Frederick’s guards fueled its Maryland 3A title run last season, but Coach Keivette Hammond thinks her squad will have more balance this year. She expects big production from forwards India Dotson and Darian Little. The Cadets return just two starters but one of them is Tolson — a dynamic playmaker receiving Division I interest. . . .
Urbana came up a point short of making the 4A title game last season. The Hawks — now in the 3A classification — return three starters, including Carper and Mason (28 ppg combined). . . . Tuscarora, which posted a program-record 12 wins last season, has a young squad anchored by Johnson — who posted 14 points per game as a freshman. . . .