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Sweet 16 Preseason Girls Basketball Poll

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The Observer’s preseason Sweet 16 girls basketball poll

Rk. Team (Class) 2012-13 Rec. Comment
1Myers Park (4A) 29-1Mustangs have lost two games in two years; four starters return
2Providence Day (IND)27-4Won fourth straight N.C. Independent Schools 3A state title last season
3Ardrey Kell (4A)25-4Eight of the top players from last year’s team return; Knights lost in second round playoffs last season
4Harding (4A)23-4Moving up to 4A after winning back-to-back 3A state titles
5Hickory (3A)26-3All-conf. stars Yazmen Hannah and Danasia Witherspoon lead talented group
6East Rutherford (2A)21-7Four starters back including Rachel Camp, who averaged 31 ppg last season
7Hough (4A)18-8Five starters return, including Anna Diggs (14 ppg) and Julia Brown (12 ppg)
8.North Mecklenburg (4A)26-4Conf. player of year Destiny Barrino is one of three starters back
9Bandys (2A)27-3Already deep team picked up North Lincoln trasnfer Antaijah Easter, who averaged 25.8 ppg last season
10Weddington (3A)21-7UNC recruit Stephanie Watts is one of three starters back.
11Cuthbertson (3A)18-11All five starters back for team expected to challenge for league title.
12Lake Norman Charter (2A)NA1A regional semifinalist returns four starters
13North Rowan (2A)13-12Moving up in class with one of the nation’s top players, Salisbury transfer Brielle Blair
14West Charlotte (4A)13-13Four starters return; three of whom averaged double figures
15South Point (3A)19-6Red Raiders return seven of their top players
16West Rowan (3A)24-1Suffered disappointing first-round playoff loss which should make West hungry

Also receiving consideration: R-S Central (3A, 17-11); Monroe (1A, 19-9); Forestview (3A, 20-7).

Note: to be eligible for inclusion in the poll, a school must offer football and basketball and not allow students to repeat a grade after starting high school and continue to maintain her eligibility.

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