High School Sports

Sweet 16 girls’ basketball countdown: No. 4 Ardrey Kell

Ardrey Kell girls basketball player Chase Muhammad
Ardrey Kell girls basketball player Chase Muhammad

No. 4 Ardrey Kell Knights

Coach: Jeff Buseick (2nd season Ardrey Kell)

2014-15 Notes: Finished 25-3, 14-0 in the SoMeck8 4A to win the league; Advanced to the 4A state quarterfinals before falling to Northwest Guilford 56-53.

Returning Starter: Chase Muhammad (5-7, G, Sr.)

Other Key Returners: Journey Muhammad (5-5, G, So.); Kathleen Rogers (5-8, G, Jr.); Sophie Salaam (5-6, G, Sr.); Krysta Davis (6-0, F, Sr.); Danielle Griffin (6-2, F, Sr.); D’Shara Booker (6-0, F, So.)

Key Newcomers: Annalise Heyward (5-6, G, Sr.); Hannah Huckaby (5-10, F, Sr.); Monae Brown (5-10, F, Sr.); Deniyah Lutz (5-8, G, So.)

Why Them?: The Knights have only one starter back in Muhammad (Wofford commit) but have plenty of experience with seven seniors – including Griffin –to try to defend their conference title and make another deep postseason run.

Jay Edwards