WILDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Mascot: Lady Warriors
Conference: Tri-County Classic
2016-17 Record: 24-5 (South Jersey Group I champions)
Head coach: Teresa Cunniff (first season)
Assistant coaches: Jim Clarke, Rich “Sharply Dressed” Hans
Returning players: Seniors – Michelle Lugo (5-3 G), Tracey Young (5-7 F); Junior – Maddie McCracken (5-8 G); Sophomore – Gabby Keoughan (5-5 G).
Top newcomers: Senior – Nia Corujo (5-3 G); Freshmen – Leah Benichou (5-3 G), Jenna Hans (5-8 F).
Strengths: Guard play, athleticism, some experience
Weaknesses: Size, depth
Outlook: Wildwood features the top returning guard in the county in Maddie McCracken (16.2 ppg) and two other experienced returnees in forward Tracey Young and guard Michelle Lugo. The team hailing from one of the smallest public schools in the state has little depth, so staying healthy is paramount. The Lady Warriors face a very difficult non-league schedule and will play a total of 16 games away from home but should challenge for the Tri-County Conference Classic Division title and also should be a factor in the South Jersey Group I Tournament.
Season opener: Friday at Clearview, 5 pm
— video produced by Matt Ulmer; photos by Brian Cunniff