Head coach: Phil Clarke, ninth season
2015-16 record: 19-11 (5-3 Southwest, second)
Returning letter winners (starters): Four (zero)
Top players: G Ariana Davis (Jr.)
Outlook: The Panthers’ top five scorers and rebounders last year combined for 53.7 points and 23.3 rebounds per game. All were seniors, and Palo Verde will have to work quickly to pick up the slack.
“We graduated a good group of seniors last year, so there are some big shoes to fill,” Clarke said. “We are a young team with not much varsity experience.
“It’s a hard-working group that looks to improve as the season goes along and they get more experience.”