The Observer continues its girls high school basketball Sweet 16 countdown with a look at Ardrey Kell. The Knights will be ranked in the preseason poll, when the order is revealed Sunday, Nov. 11
NO. 6 ARDREY KELL KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Jeff Buseick (5th year as Ardrey Kell head coach; 98-21 at Ardrey Kell).
2017-18 Record: 25-4 (11-1 in the SoMeck7 conference).
Returning Starters (3): Kennedy Cash, Sr., G (5-8); Meghan Rogers, Jr., G (5-5); Michelle Ojo, So., G (6-0).
Other Key Returning Players: Evan Miller, Jr., G (5-11); Nia Griffin, Sr., F (5-10); Riley Littlejohn, Sr., G/F (5-11); Stephanie Sherrill, Sr., G (5-7); Lucy Vanderbeck, So., G (5-9); Emerson Harding, Jr., F (6-1).
Outlook: The Knights have averaged 25 wins per season over the last four years. This year, coach Jeff Buseick has another veteran team with a standout backcourt trio returning in sophomore guard Michelle Ojo (10 ppg, 7 rpg as a freshman), junior Meghan Rogers and senior Kennedy Cash leading the way. Ardrey Kell has all the pieces to be in the hunt for a SoMeck7 conference crown and go deep into the 4A state playoffs again (4A state quarterfinalist last year).