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2016-17 Rancho Girls Basketball Capsule Preview

RANCHO

Head coach: Ashley Vossen, fourth season

2015-16 record: 18-12 (6-4 Southeast, third)

Returning letter winners (starters): Five (two)

Top players: F/C Sam Pochop (Sr.), F/C Courtney Plumer (Sr.), G Kyndal Ricks (Jr.), G Aleese Hall (Jr.)

Outlook: The graduation of Maureen Macato and Tatianna Lee took away more than half of the Rams’ scoring from last season.

Five letter winners and a handful of newcomers hope to pick up that slack.

Pochop (4.4 points, 7.5 rebounds per game) and Plumer (2.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg) return in the post. Ricks (5 ppg, 4 rpg) and Hall (3.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg) are expected to be among the leaders in the backcourt.

“This will be a rebuilding year for Rancho, but that doesn’t mean you should expect them to not compete,” Vossen said. “We lost two integral parts of the team because of graduation, but this group is energized and motivated.

“With the leadership of senior post Samantha Pochop and junior guard Kyndal Ricks, this team is up for any challenge because they believe in themselves and each other.”

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