Basketball preview: Potomac Valley Athletic Conference girls

Top teams

Grace-Brethren (17-5), Hebrew Academy (14-6), Covenant Life

Top players

G Brandi McLean, Grace-Brethren Christian, Sr.

G Ariana Romney, Grace Brethren Christian, So.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

G Talia Starr, Hebrew Academy, So.

Skinny

Grace-Brethren finished with 17 wins a year ago and is expected to be a conference heavyweight this winter under Coach Grady Bennett, who returns talented guard Brandi McLean. A senior guard who once played Gwynn Park, McLean averaged 8.3 points and 13.4 rebounds as a junior. McLean will team with guards Jazsmin Bryant and Ariana Romney, who led the team last year as a freshman with 11.5 points per game. . . . Hebrew Academy lost its two top scorers, but returns guard Talia Starr, who averaged 9.7 pointslast season. Starr is averaging 17.5 points per game through four games this season. . . . Jewish Day will rely on youth, including sophomore Daphne Lerner and juniors Talia Gasko and Yaira Kalender. Lerner is averaging 15 points per game through two games this season. . . . Edmund Burke returns one of the league’s top juniors in Dominique Joe, who scored 37 points in a seasoning opening win over Barrie on Nov. 25.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

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

Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

sports

highschools

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.