Girls’ No. 8 Charlotte Christian Knights
Coach: Luke Boythe (Second year as Christian’s head coach)
2014-15 notes: Finished 21-11 overall, 6-4 in the CISAA conference for third place. Advanced to the NCISAA state semifinals before losing 44-33 to Rabun Gap-Nacoochee.
Returning starters: Kerstie Phills (5-9, G, Sr.); Gerlea Patton (5-6, G, Jr.); Jaiden Mason (5-11, F, Jr.)
Why them? The Knights were within a game of making it to the state championship last year. It is an athletic team, led by senior guard Kerstie Phills (13.6 ppg) and junior forward Jaiden Mason.