2015-16 Beaver Dam Girls Basketball Capsule


Head coach: Charles Hurley, first season

2014-15 record: 7-5 (5-4 IV Southern, sixth)

Returning letter winners (starters): Three (one)

Top players: G Jailene Hernandez (Jr.), G Rebecca Garlick (Sr.), F Maricela Sandoval (Sr.)

Outlook: Hernandez averaged 14.6 points per game last year and is one of only three returnees for the Diamondbacks, who qualified for the Division IV Southern League playoffs last year.

Along with varsity experience, the Diamondbacks also lack size as the three returnees all are 5 feet, 5 inches tall or shorter.

“The team will depend on a tight man-to-man defense to overcome the lack of scoring,” said Hurley, who starts his 42nd season of coaching but his first with Beaver Dam’s girls. “It should be a fun season, and if we can only focus on the ‘one game at a time’ idea, good things will happen for us as the end of the season nears.”