Edmond Memorial lost seven critical players from last season's Class 6A runner-up team but Bulldogs coach Dandy Peeler feels pretty good about the group she's got coming back.
Leading the way is sophomore Jenny Roy, who averaged 10 points and eight rebounds last season.
“She's executing our offense and getting an outside shot,” Peeler said. “She was mainly a penetrating threat last year but she's getting better from farther out.”
The Bulldogs play in the Edmond Open this weekend.
SANTA FE GUARD-HEAVY
Edmond Santa Fe has a huge task in replacing Courtney Walker, last season's Super 5 Player of the Year and current Texas A&M freshman.
The Lady Wolves have showed growing pains already this season, falling to Putnam City early.
But Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said he felt his guard combo was one of the best around.
The Lady Wolves use Cameerah Graves (5-foot-8) at the point and junior Tamara Lee is stepping into the two-guard spot after averaging 10.8 points per game last season off the bench.
“She's one of the best two-guards around,” Bass said.
Santa Fe doesn't have the depth it did last season but Bass said if the front line stays healthy, the Wolves could contend again.
“We may not be 10 deep like we were but they can play,” Bass said. “We're still very aggressive in what we do.
JANZEN HAPPY TO BE AT DESTINY
After serving as an assistant last season, Lori Janzen has taken over as head coach.
Destiny Christian returns three starters from last season.
“We've got a pretty good team back,” Janzen said. “The girls are playing together this year and getting better.”
Among the most critical returners is senior Larissa Runyan.
Runyan averaged 11.4 points and 8.8 rebounds last season.
“She's strong down low,” Janzen said. “But she can also shoot the three when we need her to.”
Destiny Christian also returns Sarah Maynord and Tiffany Thurmond at the guard spots.
“Tiffany's the one that holds the team together,” Janzen said. “Sarah's a very good shooter and never gets down.”