High School Sports

Sweet 16 girls’ basketball countdown: No. 3 Rocky River

Rocky River girls basketball player Ariana Nance
Rocky River girls basketball player Ariana Nance

No. 3 Rocky River Ravens

Coach: Epiphany Woodson (2nd year as Rocky River head coach)

2014-15 Notes: Finished 22-5; 9-3 in the Southwestern 4A to tie for second with Butler; Lost in the second round of 4A playoffs to Alexander Central 50-27.

Returning Starters: Ariana Nance (5-8, SG, Jr.); Tee Dorsey (5-6, G, Jr.); Jordan Soares (5-10, Fr, Sr.)

Key Newcomers: Cianie Jallah (6-5, C-F, Jr.); Andresia Alexander (5-2, PG, Fr.)

Why Them?: The Ravens won a school-record 22 games last season and have several key pieces back in all-conference junior guards Nance (16 ppg) and Dorsey to lead the charge for a team that some believe can challenge Myers Park for the league title and go deep into the 4A playoffs.

Jay Edwards