Girls Basketball Preseason Report

November 9, 2014

This article is an excerpt from SA Express News. Click here for full article.

Express-News staff writer David Hinojosa provides a look at what to expect this season from RHS girls basketball:

Seasoned youth

Guard Wendy Knight, the Express-News Player of the Year last season, is at Rice, but there’s plenty of reason for optimism at Reagan. Led by Knight, the Rattlers claimed their fourth district championship last season with four returners who started as sophomores.

Reagan finished last season 28-5 and was eliminated in the third round of the playoffs by eventual state semifinalist Wagner.

Point guard Mailee Jones is a tough defender who averaged 11.3 points last season; 6-foot-2 center Sara Lewis had 72 blocked shots and averaged 10.9 rebounds; guard Anya Curtiss led the team with 3-pointers (46) and guard Emily Sandoval was the team’s most improved player last season, according to Reagan coach Terry Barton.

The Rattlers also will rely on junior forward Kennedy Tibbs and sophomore guard Drew Tucker to make huge contributions.