3. St. Frances
( Karl Merton Ferron / The Baltimore Sun / January 2, 2013 )
Coach: Nick Myles
Last season: 33-6, No. 2
Postseason: MIAA A Conference champion; BCL quarterfinals
Outlook: Forward Dwayne Morgan (pictured) could end up the area's most dominating force this season and the Panthers have an abundance of surrounding talent. Josh Ayeni and Khalil Richards will be leaned on heavily and transfers Jared Hamilton (DeMatha) and Will Robinson (Digital Harbor) are expected to make immediate impacts. The Panthers can go deep into their bench to wear out opponents.