2018-19 Spring Valley Girls Basketball Capsule


Head coach: Billy Hemberger, sixth season (106-45 career at SVHS)

2017-18 record: 28-3 (12-0 Southwest/first)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (three)

Top players: F Mackenzie Carcelli (Sr.), G Rory Carter (Sr.), F Chyna Charles (Sr.), F Alexus Quaadman (Sr.), G Lalique Sharpe (Sr.), G Ella Zanders (Sr.)

Outlook: The Grizzlies face life without four-year starting guards Essence Booker, a first-team all-state selection, and Kayla Harris, a second-team all-state honoree, but do bring back three starters and eight letter winners in total.

“After losing 40-plus points from seniors last year, we will look to have a rebuilding year,” Hemberger said. “The season is a marathon and not a sprint, so let’s see who is standing at the end.”