Girls Basketball Overview
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Key players: Nikki Bond, Haley Grossman. Overview: Tigers have a new coach in Joe Potter, and a familiar goal: to challenge Skyview for top spot.
Key players: Deja Nicholas, Sydney Holland, Jennifer Patterson. Overview: Plainsmen have been runner-up to Skyview the past two seasons. Coach Jay Foreman hopes this team’s work ethic translates into more success.
Key players: Emily Myers, TeeTee Martin, Kynze Lyons. Overview: Seniors Myers and Martin are among the top returning players in the league. Timberwolves hope to be in playoffs.
Key players: Brooke Bowen, Delaney Keser, Katie Swanson. Overview: Storm hope to return to state for first time since 2008. Team depth will help in that pursuit.
Key players: Jessica Chatman, Angelique Williams, Tuileisu Anderson. Overview: Titans return three starters and 10 players from 5-15 team. Chatman played for Evergreen last season as a freshman.
3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Key players: Kendra Preuninger, Sydney Allen. Overview: Papermakers figure to fight Kelso and Mountain View for second place.
Key players: Monica Sobolewski, Beth Lowery, Kim Lowery. Overview: The Chieftains have five varsity veterans on a young roster that features one senior.
Key players: Mar’Shay Moore, Anna DeLeo, Ibette Valle. Overview: Trappers return seven varsity players and hope to fight for one of the three district playoff spots.
Key players: CeCe Wooten, Treneisha Doyle. Eagles hope to be in the mix for a playoff spot.
Key players: Taylor Pritchett, Natasha Marith. Hilanders should be a factor in the battle for second place.
Key players: Carly Holboke. Overview: Thunder finished second in GSHL and third in the district tournament last season with a sophomore-heavy team.
Key players: Heather Corral, Jackie Lanz, Cori Woodward, Megan Lindsley. Overview: Is this the year Prairie wins it all? Seattle Times has Falcons ranked No. 1 in state 3A rankings.
2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Key players: Jenna Haagen, Caity Kuntz. Overview: Hawks hope to be a factor in the 2A GSHL playoff picture.
Key players: Kendall Utter, Sarah Brown, Maddie Down. Overview: Scrappy seniors give Panthers a shot at competing in GSHL.
Key players: Emily Smith, Taylor McCullough, Brianne Koering. Overview: Defending league champs must develop some young players to repeat title.
Rest of league
Mark Morris, which put up 85 points in beating traditionally tough Tumwater, should compete with Woodland and Hockinson for title.
Key players: Annie Baker, Megan Vansoest, Samantha Wise. Wildcats are young, with four freshmen on the varsity roster.
Key players: Carly Estes, Liz Vance. Overview: Spudders return seven players from last season’s team that went 7-7 in Trico League.
Key players: Jen Rathgeber. Overview: Bulldogs, who return most of their roster and added a transfer post, could contend for a league title.
Rest of league
Castle Rock, which returns most of its squad, might be the favorite.
King’s Way Christian and Seton Catholic are rivals now. Last season the schools combined to form one girls basketball team.