Howard County girls basketball power rankings, fourth edition [Pictures]
Howard County Times girls basketball reporter Matt Owings breaks down the latest edition of the top teams based on their performances so far this season.
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5. (N/A) River Hill (6-4, 8-4)( Nate Pesce / Patuxent Homestead / December 12, 2013 )
Newcomers to the rankings for the first time all season, the defending 3A East regional champion Hawks are starting to flourish on offense. At the beginning of the season, senior leadership in Julia and Jenna Collins was expected to go a long way. This week, the sisters showed why they are still two of the best players in the county. In three games this week, Julia averaged 13 points, while Jenna averaged 24.3. Coach Teresa Waters said she is still concerned with her team's defense, however, particularly in a win over Oakland Mills, when the team allowed 67 points.
Next two county games: at Marriotts Ridge (Jan. 13), at Hammond (Jan 17)