GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEWS

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BATTERY CREEK DOLPHINS

Coach: Anntionette Elam

Record at school: 1st season as head coach

2018-19 record: 7-15 overall, 1-7 region

Returning starters: 4

Top returners: F Starr Reed (Sr.); G Coresha Rutledge (Sr.); G Emonee Johnson (Jr.); G Kenaisha Heyward (Jr.); G Myra Smith (Jr.); G Nani Singleton (Jr.); C Jayla Morton (Sr.)

Key losses: G Daje Bartley, G Dasani Dilbert

Key newcomers: G Kiara Williams (Fr.); C/F Tanaya Betts (Fr.); F Jayla Byson (Jr.); C Jalesiah Burnett (Jr.)

Outlook: “The girls are going to have a wonderful season. We are going to be quick, structured, focused and dominant. Our motto this year is “by all means necessary.” I am looking forward to us coming out on top in our region and going all the way to state and possibly bringing home the title state champions!”

BEAUFORT HIGH EAGLES

Coach: Reggie Jones 

Record at school: 64-78 (7th season)

2018-19 record: 15-9 (reached Class 4A first round)

Top returners: PG Layla Warren (Jr.); SG Sequoia Smalls (Sr.); F Nyja Deville (Sr.)

Key losses: Darien Watkins, Essence Champion

Key newcomers: PG Quinn Wilson (Fr.); F Caroline Louw (Jr.)

Coach’s outlook: “We have a very young team but will be very scrappy. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us being so young” 

WHALE BRANCH WARRIORS

Coach: LaToya Mack

Record at school: 7-14 (2nd season)

2018-19 record: 7-14 overall, 4-4 region

Top returners: G Kynew Barnwell (Soph.); G Jazmin Diaz (Jr.)

Key losses: G Sidney Fulton 

Outlook: The Warriors made a big step last season in Mack’s first year at the helm and have a good nucleus back this season led by Barnwell, who averaged double-digit points as a freshman.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY EAGLES

Coach: Lillian Aldred

Record at school: 31-16 (3rd season)

2018-19 record: 16-8 (reached SCISA 1A semifinals)

Returning starters: 5

Top returners: F Amelia Huebel (Sr.); G EmilyAnn Hiers (Sr.)

Key losses: None

Key newcomers: Mike’Ala Washington, Tahleea Heyward

Coach’s outlook: “We are looking forward to a great season. We have a great mix of new players and experience.”

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