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Nassau A-V girls basketball team-by-team outlook

CLARKE RAMS

Last season: 7-12

Coach: Shaun Fean

KEY PLAYERS

Hailey Calabrese F/G 5-7 Jr.; Emily Carman F 5-8 Sr.; Kayla Connolly G 5-5 Jr.; Graceann Murphy PG 5-5 Jr.; Haley Singer G 5-6 Sr.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Looking to be competitive in conference behind Murphy, a threat in transition.

ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Last season: 17-3

Coach: Bob Kaible

KEY PLAYERS

Brianna Fitzgerald F 5-7 Jr.; Cathryn Kramer F/C 5-10 Sr.; Julia Minafo G 5-6 Sr.; Kathryn Mullin G 5-7 Sr.; Allison Veritzan G 5-7 Soph.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Class A contenders who rely on Fitzgerald and Kramer on both ends of the floor.

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Last season: 13-9

Coach: Michael Guidone

KEY PLAYERS

Jenna Halpin G 5-6 Soph.; Lindsay Hogan G/F 5-10 Fr.; Sarah Lubow F 5-10 Sr.; Paige O’Brien G 5-6 Jr.; Julia Sabatino G 5-8 Jr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS: O’Brien and Sabatino both averaged double figures for last year’s No. 15 seed.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Last season: 10-9

Coach: Dan Bailey

KEY PLAYERS

Meaghan McCaffrey C 6-1 Sr.; Erin Miller G 5-7 Sr.; Sofia Schrader G 5-4 Fr.; Victoria Venus G/F 6-1 Sr.; Abby Walters G 5-7 Fr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS: McCaffrey and Venus are collegiate prospects, according to Bailey, and could pace the Mustangs.

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Last season: 19-2

Coach: Bob Vachris

KEY PLAYERS

Ava DiScala F 5-11 Fr.; Jamie Horodecki G 5-7 Fr.; Jamie McSorley C 6-0 Jr.; Taylor Sylvester PG 5-5 Soph.; Katelyn Winter F 5-11 Jr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS: The new-look Vikings graduated five starters but return some talent.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Last season: 9-10

Coach: Chris Van Kovics

KEY PLAYERS

Haley Duran PG 5-4 Jr.; Jenna Eivazi G 5-6 Jr.; Jan’ya Flash C/F 5-11 Sr.; Korrina Plair F 5-11 Jr.; Kate Shanley F 5-8 Jr.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Van Kovics eyes a playoff run with Flash shouldering the scoring load in the post.

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