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Girls' basketball preview: Plymouth Whitemarsh's Taylor O'Brien leading players to watch this season

The top stat leaders for girls' basketball in Southeastern Pa.

Plymouth Whitemarsh senior guard Taylor O’Brien.
Plymouth Whitemarsh senior guard Taylor O’Brien.Read moreElizabeth Robertson

Suburban One: Plymouth Whitemarsh guard Taylor O'Brien 

O'Brien averaged 26 points during a three-game stretch from Dec. 8-11. She scored a game-high 31 points and guided a strong defensive effort in Plymouth Whitemarsh's 52-46 victory over the host Rams in last Saturday's Pennridge Memorial Classic championship game. Holding a three-point lead with under a minute to go, O'Brien came up with a clutch steal and then made two free throws.

Public League: Audenried center Samirra Howard-Williams 

The 6-foot-4 Howard-Williams averaged a triple-double of 16.7 points, 19 rebounds, and 12 blocks over three games from Dec. 8-13. Her best game came against Washington on Monday, when she recorded 14 points and 24 rebounds to go along with a school-record 17 blocks.

Catholic League: Bishop McDevitt's Dana Mizelle

Mizelle scored 34 points in Bishop McDevitt's 72-16 victory over Simon Gratz on Monday. She scored 17 points two days later in a 43-33 triumph over Friends' Central.

Inter-Ac League: Germantown Academy guard Jaye Haynes

Haynes averaged 13 points during a six-game stretch from Dec. 1-12. She notched 19 points and seven rebounds in a 64-28 win over Peddie School on Dec. 5. The Patriots are off to a 6-0 start.

Central League: Great Valley's Sadie Buzan

Buzan poured in 24 points during Tuesday's 47-21 decision over Norristown. She scored 13 of Great Valley's 15 first-quarter points.

Pioneer Athletic Conference: Upper Merion's Jordan Wilson

Wilson netted 28 points in Upper Merion's 66-63 overtime loss to West Chester Henderson on Tuesday.

Friends Schools League: Shipley forward Anna Camden

Camden led Shipley to a 4-1 start by averaging 17.8 points and 14 rebounds. She scored 23 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in a 60-45 victory over Springside Chestnut Hill on Tuesday. Camden also recorded 17 rebounds in a win over Lawrenceville last Saturday.

Bicentennial League: Jenkintown's Jennifer Kremp

Kremp averaged 15 points while guiding Jenkintown to a 3-0 start. She combined for 39 points during last weekend's Oreland Lions Tournament, which Jenkintown won.

Ches-Mont League: Downingtown East forward Erin Phelan

Phelan opened the season with a 27-point performance in Downingtown East's 52-41 triumph over Easton last Friday. She added 25 points three days later in a 64-27 victory over Ches-Mont League National Division foe Downingtown West.

Catholic Academies: St. Basil forward Denae Carter

Carter recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's 59-29 rout of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. She started the season with a 14-point game against St. Hubert on Dec. 8.

Tri-County League: Collegium Charter forward Destyni Wood

Wood averaged 16 points and 6.3 rebounds during a four-game run from Dec. 8-13. She started the season with back-to-back 20-point games against Pottsgrove and Wyomissing.