12 Players to Watch

ASHLEY ALLEN, guard, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter

Averaging 18.4 points after missing last season with back injury

MARIE BERTHOLDT, forward, Sr., Alameda

Santa Clara-bound Bertholdt is a double-double machine

ODERAH CHIDOM, forward, Sr., Bishop O'Dowd

Duke signee spent summer playing for under-17 national team

MIKAYLA COWLING, forward, Jr., St. Mary's

Cal commit is averaging 14.2 points, 7.0 rebounds per game.

SABRINA ENGELSTAD, post, Sr., Heritage

Saint Mary's College-bound Engelstad has great interior game

CARLY GILL, guard, Sr., Miramonte

Has earned two tournament MVP awards in Matadors' hot start

GABBY GREEN, guard, Jr., St. Mary's

Is averaging 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds

RACHEL HOWARD, forward, Sr., Berkeley

Young Yellowjackets will rely on her versatility, leadership

MARIYA MOORE, wing, Jr., Salesian


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Versatile Moore averaging 18.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists

NATALIE ROMEO, guard, Jr., Carondelet

Guard is packing the stat sheet (21.2 points, 5.7 assists, 6.5 steals)

DARRIEN WASHINGTON, center, Jr., Skyline

Washington is a force inside (17.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks)

K.C. WATERS, forward, Sr., Bishop O'Dowd

Reigning East Bay Player of the Year has signed with Cal

-- PHIL JENSEN AND STEPHANIE HAMMON