2015-16 Palo Verde Girls Basketball Capsule


Head coach: Phil Clarke, eighth season

2014-15 record: 10-16 (5-3 Southwest, second)

Returning letter winners (starters): Six (two)

Top players: G Paulina Silcox (Sr.), G Brooklyn Cruz (Sr.)

Outlook: The Panthers’ record last year was a bit deceiving, considering the team lost one of its best players in Cruz to an ankle injury early in the season.

The Panthers started 4-14, but won six of their final eight games and should be able to build on that finish.

Silcox averaged 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game last year, and joins Cruz in the backcourt.

“It’s a hard-working and unselfish group that hopes to compete hard and make it back to the playoffs,” Clarke said. “There’s a little more experience this year, led by Paulina and Brooklyn. We will look to them to lead some of the younger players in the program.”