Girls’ No. 13:
Head Coach: Jason Buzzard (first year as Hough girls’ basketball coach)
2014-15 Notes: Finished 17-7 overall, 9-5 in the MECKA 4A conference to finish tied for third with Mallard Creek; lost in the second round of the 4A playoffs to Hopewell, 46-43 in overtime.
Returning Starters: Alex Denny (5-8, F, Sr.); Renee Alquiza (5-11, F, So.); Gabby Gianikos (5-6, G, Jr.); Hailey Gipson (5-5, G, So.)
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Key Newcomers: Kaila Thompson (5-5, G, Jr.); Bentley Higby (5-9, F, So.); Dori Lane (6-1, C, Jr.)
Why Them?: Former Rocky River boys’ coach Buzzard will lead an already talented Hough team in the brutal MECKA 4A conference, and he has the talent to contend, with senior Alex Denny (10 ppg) and junior Gabby Gianikos (8 ppg) leading an experienced team.