Preview: Ridge View girls basketball

December 3, 2013 

Ridge View took a serious graduation hit, losing six seniors who provided 63% of the team’s scoring and 73% of the team’s rebounding. But Blazers coach Terrance Gibson believes his young, inexperienced team has a chance to improve on last season’s 16-10 record.

We don’t have a lot of experience, but we have a lot of young players who are looking to make names for themselves,” said Gibson. “We are looking to make some noise this year in the state.”

The veteran building block is senior all-state candidate Jontay Mitchem who averaged 13.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.4 steals last season. The four-year varsity vet has a chance at breaking the 1,000-point career mark this season. She enters with 681 points on the books.

Ciera Goodwin, the top scorer off the bench last season (4.5 ppg), is the only other returning player with significant varsity experience.

The Blazers’ fate will rest on how fast seniors Jaquina Young, Mallory Bookart and Latoya Lauderdale and junior Denka Sinkler evolve as first-time varsity regulars.

Gibson could also turn to a number of promising sophomores and freshmen.

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