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2017-18 Centennial Girls Basketball Capsule

CENTENNIAL

Head coach: Karen Weitz, 18th season

2016-17 record: 31-2 (12-0 Northwest, first)

Returning letter winners (starters): Seven (two)

Top players: G Justice Ethridge (Sr.), G Melanie Isbell (Jr.), G/F Eboni Walker (Jr.)

Outlook: The Bulldogs are coming off a season that saw them win a third straight Class 4A state title, finish the season ranked No. 4 nationally by USA today and lose their only two games to other top five teams in the national rankings — Paul VI (Virginia) and Clovis West (California).

Raising to that high of a level again this season will be more challenging as only two starters return and the team must make up for the loss to graduation of two-time state player of the year Samantha Thomas.

UNLV commit Justice Ethridge (12 points per game) leads a group of seven returning letter winners. Walker (10 ppg, 8 rebounds per game) and Isbell (7 ppg, 3 assists per game) are young, but very talented.

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