The Inquirer Preseason girls' TOP 10

PRESEASON GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Team   W-L

1. Sterling    22-5

Quick point guard Monica Burch (11.8 ppg., 5.2 apg.) leads one of South Jersey's most experienced teams.

2. Rancocas Valley    18-7

Lauren Moses, a 6-foot-2 freshman, joins four returning players.

3. Camden Catholic    24-5

Last season's S.J. Non-Public A finalist will be strong in the backcourt.

4. Ocean City    16-7

Julia Duggan, a 6-1 sophomore (10 ppg., 10 rpg.), leads a group of four returning starters.

5. Timber Creek    17-8

Sharpshooter Alexis Riff (10 ppg., 4 apg.) is among eight returning letter-winners.

6. Cherry Hill East    15-8

With seven returning letter-winners, the Cougars appear to be the class of a balanced Olympic Conference American Division.

7. Holy Spirit    22-5

New coach Dennis Smith welcomes back an experienced group.

8. Seneca    19-7

Junior Brittany Snow (14 ppg., 10 rpg.) is among six returning letter-winners.

9. Bishop Eustace    10-14

Hope Phillips, a 6-2 senior, keys a strong inside game.

10. Willingboro    17-7

High-scoring sophomore Michahya Owens (18.8 ppg.) leads a young and talented unit.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Bordentown (18-6), Holy Cross (12-12), Kingsway (22-6), Lenape (23-4), Vineland (17-5).

- Marc Narducci