After a .500 record in 2010-11, the Richmond Hill High School girls' basketball team is looking to bigger things this season. And if the Lady Wildcats play up to their potential, coach Elizabeth Bennett thinks they have the talent to shake things up in Region 2-AAAA.
"Statesboro is going to be a tough team, as is Brunswick," Bennett said. "However, I think if we can play consistent we can give anyone a run for their money."
Bennett, who emphasizes defense and likes her teams to run the court, may have good reason for optimism. The Lady Wildcats (12-12 last season) lose only one starter this fall, Tay Reynolds.
That means Richmond Hill returns four starters, including All-Region 2-AAAA performer Aliyah Johnson. Johnson, a 5-feet-9 forward, averaged 17.1 points and nine rebounds a game for the Lady Wildcats.
Also back are senior shooting guards Sydney Millek, a second team All-Region pick, and Sarah Goolsby, who earned honorable mention, along with senior point guard Keisha Durham. Sophomore Keeara Jackson (6-feet) and junior Charmia Graham (6-feet-1), give the Lady Wildcats an inside presence.
Read more in Saturday's Bryan County News.