FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Lauren Gregg, senior, Collingswood:

The 5-foot-11 swing player led the Panthers in scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds per game last season. She is on track to score 1,000 career points.

Annie Maloney, senior, Haddonfield:

A starter since her freshman year, this 5-9 forward is 173 points away from scoring 1,000. She averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds a game last season.

Jenna Lindsay, senior,

West Deptford: A shooting guard who averaged 13 points and three assists last season, the first-team all-South Jersey soccer player is a key member of the Eagles' backcourt.

Liz Gercke, senior,

Haddon Township: As a second-year point guard,

this backcourt ace is expected to improve upon her 6.5 points and 4.3 assists per game that led

the Garnets to the playoffs.

Sam Eicholtz, junior, Sterling:

Summer-league play helped the 6-1 center improve as a rebounder and shooter. The Silver Knights are expecting her to be a focal point on offense and defense.

FIVE GAMES TO WATCH

Sterling at Lindenwold,

Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

This is the conference opener for two middle-of-the-pack teams that may surprise later in the season.

Haddon Heights at

Haddon Township, Dec. 18,

7 p.m.

Heights knocked out Township in the second round of the playoffs last season. Township has not forgotten.

Collingswood at Haddonfield, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

Here's an early opportunity for Haddonfield against the top team in the conference.

Sterling at West Deptford, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

Eicholtz, Sterling's low-post presence, will have her work cut out against the Eagles' Audrey Weatherby and Haili Hoffman.

Collingswood at

Haddon Township, Jan. 17,

7 p.m.

Here's a good game for two of the premier teams in the conference at the midpoint of the season.

SCOUTING REPORT

On Collingswood's

Lauren Gregg:

"She's what I call a tweener - she's 5-11 and can play the two-spot and post you up, go in and out on you. She's an all-around athlete with a blue-collar work ethic. I'm happy to see a kid like that get a college scholarship."

- Haddon Township coach Tom Mulligan