Coach’s comments: “Last year we really improved near the end of the season. We probably missed being really good by two weeks. I feel good about this team. We have to replace Hines and that could be done by committee. She was our point guard for two seasons and could really distribute the ball.
“We have a good nucleus and athleticism. We have Loobie back and expect her to mature and be even better. Our sophomores are not shy about stepping up, so they should keep improving. It may take a while to sort things out. I expect we will take our lumps early. I expect us to be a scrappy team that never gives up.”