FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Laura Sweeney, senior, Cherokee:

She's the Chiefs' all-time leading scorer and their biggest threat to opponents. Sweeney, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, started the season with 1,507 points.

Marissa DiMarco, senior, Eastern:

The senior is a floor general who can pick a player's pocket.

Shawna and Dana Wert, juniors, Washington Township:

All-conference twins who provide firepower from the wings, they are key to the Minutemaids' success.

Christina Foggie, sophomore, Lenape:

Coaches around the conference are talking about this 5-10 guard who averaged 17 points a game as a freshman.

Annie Payton-Brown, sophomore, Camden:

She led the team in scoring as a freshman with 17.8 points per game.

FIVE GAMES TO WATCH

Lenape at Cherokee,

Jan. 3, 7 p.m.

This is an early-season test against the Olympic's best for Lenape.

Woodrow Wilson at Camden Catholic, Jan. 3,

7 p.m.

Could this be a battle for first place in the National Division?

Cherokee at Woodrow Wilson, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Here's a must-see inter-divisional game between top-notch teams.

Camden at Bishop Eustace, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Eustace aims to move up in the National Division; Camden has the same plan.

Timber Creek at Shawnee, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Home court will spark Shawnee in a close game.

SCOUTING REPORT

On Cherokee's

Laura Sweeney:

"She is sound on fundamentals, she can shoot the three, take it to the basket, or post up inside against anyone. She also passes well and has great footwork."

- Eastern coach
Joe Murphy