Note: the Observer is revealing teams in its preseason Sweet 16 poll, but not the order. The order will be revealed in Saturday’s print editions
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Head Coach: Tyrelle Anderson (5th year as Hopewell girls’ basketball coach)
2015-16 Record: 18-8 (6-6 in the MECKA 4A standings)
Returning Starters: Kelsie Ruff-Mills, Sr., SG (5-6); Erin Thames, Sr., PG (5-5); Michaela Gibbons, Sr., F (5-10); Lenzie Brown, Sr., F, (5-10)
Other Key Returnees: Fajhenee Bradford, Sr., G (5-4).
Key Newcomers: N/A.
Outlook: The Titans have been a consistent winner under Coach Tyrelle Anderson, averaging 22 wins per season over the last three years. With four, college basketball-bound players back in the lineup in Lenzi Brown (Winston-Salem State signee), Michael Gibbons (USC Upstate signee), Kelsie Ruff-Mills (Charleston Southern signee) and Erin Thames (Kent State signee), the Titans should be a major factor in the MECKA 4A conference race and into the playoffs, again this season.