Basketball preview: Liberty District girls


Abigail Rendle (24), returns to lead South Lakes, who will aim to knock off defending district champion Madison. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Top Teams

South Lakes (23-6), Madison (18-9), McLean (18-8)

Top Players:

C Abigail Rendle, South Lakes, 6-4, Sr.

G Caitlin Jensen, South Lakes, 5-6, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Tariq Lee preview teams and players to watch in Virginia basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

F Kelly Koshuta, Madison, 6-2, Jr.

G Jana Tremba, Madison, 5-6, Jr.

F Maia Lee, McLean, 6-3, Jr.

Skinny

South Lakes fell one game short of making the state semfinals at Virginia Commonwealth last season. Rendle is one of the best post players in the area on a very experienced Seahawks team that is without a freshman. Forward Princess Aghayere will be the x-factor for South Lakes as she continues to progress as a junior. She posted four double-doubles last season. . . . Madison forward Koshuta returns after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Koshuta averaged 19.5 points per game as a freshman and posted a career-high 32 points in the district title game against South Lakes. In May, she was one of 135 players invited to compete at the U-16 U.S. National Team trials and was one of the final 30 players remaining. . . . McLean lost its two leading scorers, but Old Dominion commit Maia Lee should pick up some of the scoring load for the Highlanders. McLean is very experienced with seven seniors on the roster.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Girls: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Boys: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

Girls: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Boys: WCAC | IAC | MAC | Capital Beltway | PVAC

Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

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