Central Kitsap girls basketball
Head coach: Keri Collett
2016-2017 record: 9-12
Top returners: Vanessa Davies, guard, senior; Olivia Krog, guard/forward, senior; Ilasa Sousou, forward, senior; Erika Pilchard, guard, junior.
Key newcomers: Pono Fuiava, guard, freshman; Alexandra Neumann, forward, sophomore; Jai-Lynn Taylor, forward, so., Maddy Anderson, guard, sophomore.
Outlook: The Cougars have a freshman and a sophomore in the starting lineup, so there will be growing pains early. Davies will direct the offense from the point with new additions Fuiava, a good outside shooter and Neumann, a six-foot center, as an inside presence. Playoffs spots are always tough to come by in the South Sound Conference and this young team will have to grow quickly to compete.
Schedule: Dec. 1, 7 p.m., at Mt. Tahoma | Dec. 6, 7 p.m. at Yelm | Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at Gig Harbor | Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at North Thurston | Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at Shelton | Dec. 18, 7 p.m., North Mason | Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at Kingston | Dec. 22. 5:15 p.m., Olympic | Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Capital | Jan. 5, 7 p.m., Peninsula | Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Yelm | Jan. 10. 7 p.m. at Timberline | Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Gig Harbor | Jan. 19, 7 p.m. at North Thurston | Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Shelton | Jan. 26, 7 p.m. at Capital | Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at Peninsula | Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Timberline.