2013-14 ETSN.fm Girls Basketball Preview

TEAMS TO WATCH

Lindale girls basketball coach Brandon Walters, flanked by seniors Natasha Malone (left) and Zhanelle Geathers. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Class 4A

Lindale Lady Eagles
  • Head coach: Brandon Walters
  • 2012-13 record: 25-6 (Region II quarterfinalist; lost 47-46 to Mansfield Summit)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 24
  • Key players: Zhanelle Geathers, Sr. (15.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.8 spg, 2.7 apg; TGCA all-state, TABC all-region); Natasha Malone, Sr. (ULM commit)

 

Class 3A

Bullard Lady Panthers
  • Head coach: Barry Gill
  • 2012-13 record: 24-10 (Region II area finalist; lost 42-32 to Pittsburg)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 6
  • Key player: Lexi Kirgan, Soph. (10.8 ppg; District 16-3A Newcomer of the Year)

 

Class 2A

Alba-Golden Lady Panthers
  • Head coach: Brad Gibson
  • 2012-13 record: 28-8 (Region II semifinalist; lost 49-18 to Brock)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 7
  • Key player: Maci Arrington, Jr. (TABC all-region)

 

Tatum Lady Eagles
  • Head coach: Patricia Nelson
  • 2012-13 record: 32-4 (Region III quarterfinalist; lost 63-56 to Crockett)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 16
  • Key player: Alexes Bell, Jr. (First-team all-District 17-2A)

 

Nacogdoches Central Heights Lady Devils
  • Head coach: Ashley Brown
  • 2012-13 record: 19-12 (Region III semifinalist; lost 58-50 to Centerville in 2OT)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 22
  • Key player: Jodi Adkins, Soph. (15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 spg; TABC all-region, ETSN.fm Super Team Newcomer of the Year)

 

Class A Division I

Martin's Mill Lady Mustangs
  • Head coach: Doug Barncastle
  • 2012-13 record: 34-5 (State champion; won 49-46 over Smyer)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 2
  • Key player: Cheyenne Brown, Jr. (17.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 bpg; TABC all-state)

 

Slocum Lady Mustangs
  • Head coach: Miranda Lassiter
  • 2012-13 record: 32-4 (Region III finalist; lost 70-34 to Martin's Mill)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 9
  • Key player: Valarie Larkin, Sr. (19.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.4 apg; TABC all-state)

 

Zavalla Lady Eagles
  • Head coach: Jan West
  • 2012-13 record: 31-7 (Region III semifinalist; lost 53-46 to Martin's Mill)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 14
  • Key player: Caitlyn Lambert, Sr. (18.1 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 1,9 spg, 1.1 apg; TABC all-state)

 

Martinsville Lady Pirates
  • Head coach: Danny Enloe
  • 2012-13 record: 34-1 (Region III semifinalist; lost 44-30 to Slocum)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 19

 

Class A Division II

Saltillo Lady Lions
  • Head coach: Garry Davison
  • 2012-13 record: 32-6 (State finalist; lost 45-36 to Whitharral)
  • TABC preseason ranking: 13
  • Key player: Kendall Bain, Sr. (TABC all-region)