Coach: Brenda Tillotson, third season.

Last season's record: 4-19 overall, 4-12 SMAC.

Returning starters: C Dana Ashton, 6-0, Sr.; F Tia Holmes, 5-7, Sr.

Outlook: With only four girls who have played in a varsity game, the Rams will look to develop as the weeks pass. They will build their offense around Ashton, a physical player who improved her strength and shooting touch in the offseason. Ashton led the team in scoring and rebounding last year, averaging about six points and six boards per game. Sophomore G Tenay Gaddy, who will run the perimeter, contributed five points per game off the bench last season.

Coach's comment: "The biggest thing, because of our lack of experience at the varsity level, is there's a lot to learn yet. But we're working hard, and I think we're going to have a really deep bench. We're going to have 12 people we can go to off the bench."

ROSTER

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Class

C

Dana Ashton

6-0

Sr.

F

Brittany Bines

5-10

Soph.

C

Kim Dunay

6-2

Soph.

G

Tenay Gaddy

5-6

Soph.

F

Kizzy Goldring

5-8

Jr.

F

Tia Holmes

5-7

Sr.

F

Heather Kick

5-9

Jr.

F

Ruby Melton

5-8

Sr.

G

Melissa Mitchell

5-3

Jr.

G

Teyonka Nabiett

5-7

Sr.

G

Nina Traylor

5-4

Jr.

C

Meigan Worley

5-11

Jr.