PEREZ’S QUOTE: “We’re not real big, but we’re playing real good man-to-man defense.”
COACH: Todd Frost (interim), first year.
LAST SEASON: 16-12, 8-4 in league for third place. Lost to Santa Maria St. Joseph, 69-48, in CIF Division V-AA quarterfinals.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Megan Musashi, senior, guard; Deanna Watson, senior, forward; Kelsey Merchant, senior, guard; Courtney Takeda, senior, guard; Kristin Shum, junior, guard; Morgan Brown, senior, center; Frances McCloskey, senior, forward.
FROST’S QUOTE: “I’ve got a nice veteran group that can play. They’ve been around the block once or twice, so they know what they have to do.”
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY
COACH: Gino Pacella, second year.
LAST SEASON: 9-17, 3-7 in league for fifth place. Lost to Twentynine Palms, 65-57, in Division IV-A first round.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Amanda Ervin, senior, guard; Ivy Fitzgerald, sophomore, forward; Michelle Martinez, senior, guard; Stephanie Ramsden, junior, guard; Vanessa Romero, junior, guard; Dana Budzyn, freshman, guard.
PACELLA’S QUOTE: “We’ve had a lot of positives this summer and fall, but we’re still a work in progress.”
COACH: Tania Adary, fourth year.
LAST SEASON: 12-14, 5-9 in league for fifth place. Lost to Buena, 63-35, in Division II-AA first round.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cynthia Garcia, senior, guard/forward; Stella Ghahzarian, junior, guard; Serah Mirzaeian, junior, guard; Keasha Luna, junior, forward; Michelle Tomasian, sophomore, guard; Nina Sahakayan, sophomore, center.
ADARY’S QUOTE: “I have people that can step up and do the things [our starters who graduated] were doing, but it’s gonna take some time.”
GLENDALE ADVENTIST ACADEMY
COACH: Chris Linstadt, first year.
LAST SEASON: 6-10, 6-6 in league for fourth place. Lost to Thacher, 60-26, in Division VI-AA first round.