High School Basketball

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Burlington-Edison Tigers

Coach: Bruce Shearer

Last year: Went 14-10 last season overall and 8-4 in the Northwest Conference. ... Went 2-1 at the bi-district tournament, good enough to qualify for the regional round of state. ... Lost to Port Angeles in the regional round.

Players to watch: Olivia Capron (sr., post); Brandy Smith (so. guard); Carly Watson (jr., forward)

Outlook: The Tigers were one win away from the Hardwood Classic last year, and that group largely remains the same going into this season. The core players of Lopez (13.3 points per game), Breckenridge (11.3), Rodriguez (7.0) and Capron (8.9) return. Brandy Smith proved to be a noteworthy sophomore in Burlington-Edison’s opening game win over Bellingham. Last year the Tigers were competitive against Lynden in the bi-district tournament, falling 49-44 to the team that went on to take third at the Hardwood Classic.