2016-17 Centennial Girls Basketball Capsule Preview


Head coach: Karen Weitz, 16th season

2015-16 record: 31-1 (8-0 Northwest, first)

Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (four)

Top players: G/F Sam Thomas (Sr.), F Jayden Eggleston (Sr.), G Pam Wilmore (Sr.), G Justice Ethridge (Jr.)

Outlook: Coming off arguably the best season in Nevada girls basketball history, the Bulldogs are primed for more success this year.

Centennial returns four starters, including three Division I signees in Thomas (Arizona), Eggleston (Iona) and Wilmore (New Mexico State). Thomas (first team, state player of the year), Eggleston and Wilmore (second team), and Ethridge (third team) all were all-state honorees last year.

After finishing the season ranked No. 4 nationally by USA Today, the Bulldogs have beefed up their schedule this year and will play in the Art Turner Memorial tournament in Fairfax, Virginia in early December. Centennial also has games scheduled against Saint Mary’s (California) and Clovis West (California) in January and could make a run at a mythical national title.