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2015-16 Las Vegas Girls Basketball Capsule

LAS VEGAS

Head coach: LaShonda Rayford, fourth season

2014-15 record: 8-19 (2-6 Northeast, fourth)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (four)

Top players: G Teconna Dyer (Jr.), G Bianca Matlock (Sr.), G Jasmine Perez (So.), G Adrina Collins (Sr.), C Briteny Buckley (Sr.), C Armonnie Byrd (Jr.), F Tavaija Bennett (Sr.)

Outlook: The Wildcats have 10 seniors and are hoping for their best season in quite some time.

“As a team last year, we were done in by turnovers and poor shooting,” Rayford said. “Hopefully this will be the year that experience pays off. We had 100 percent participation in the offseason and we are hoping that the added experience and playing time will add to our maturity, growth and development.”

Dyer was the team’s leading scorer and second-leading rebounder last year, and will share point-guard duties with Matlock, who starts her fourth season on varsity.

“We are long, quick and very athletic,” Rayford said. “We just need to convert that into good basketball.

“The keys for this team will be improving our shooting percentages from all spots on the floor, rebounding and utilizing our quickness in the open court.”

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