Junior guard Stewart German (6-2), freshman guard/forward Scott Harrelson (6-4) and sophomore guard/forward Gary Banardez (6-1) will be the top reserves.

"We are not super deep," Lochte said.

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2011-2012 record: 4-20

Returning starters: Senior shooting guard Avery Filer (6-2) and senior forward Sam Messick (6-5).

Breakdown: New coach Al Holley said he was looking to leave his "comfort zone" and try something different when he landed at Friends after leading Milford Mill to a pair of Class 3A state titles in 2009 and 2010.

What Holley inherits is a team that he feels can be competitive in the MIAA B Conference this season,

In order for that to happen, though, Filer must get the ball from his teammates often enough in the half court to take his deadly jumper.

That's exactly what happened in a 30-point loss to defending A Conference champ John Carroll when Filer poured in 14 points in the third quarter alone.

"He's our best shooter," Holley said. "We'll lean on him to score points."

Others, including senior guards Dan Warren (6-2) and Brandon Jones (5-11), sophomore small forward Donavin Tilley (5-10), senior swingmen Jamal Gross (6-2) and Cedric Charlier (6-1) and senior center Ethan Greene (6-7), will need to pitch in.

"St. Paul's and (St. Vincent) Pallotti are favored in our league, but I like our chances," Holley said.


2011-2012 record: 21-6

Returning starters: senior shooting guard Ben Grace (5-10) and junior power forward Cory Watson (6-5)

Breakdown: Despite taking major hits at graduation, the Greyhounds aren't completely starting over after winning the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship last season.

Gone, however, is power forward Ryan Ripken and jumping-jack guard Cyrus Jones.

Ripken averaged 19 points and 10 points per game and Jones averaged 17 points and six assists.

"We are losing 3,000 career points in Cyrus and Ryan," Gilman coach Owen Daly said. "Who is going to score? That is going to be our big question mark."