Wallace will have a relatively young team, with no seniors. However, five juniors will anchor the squad.
Wallace expects big things out of junior point guard Tiffany Williams. Another returning starter, Bailey Turner is also expected to have a big season at the forward position.
Another starter for the Lady Raiders is freshman guard Atleigh Brannon, who Wallace says, “had a great pre-season and will surprise a lot of teams with her speed and scoring ability.”
The Lady Raiders will also start eighth grade guard McKinley Parris and freshman forward Kara Perry.
Pleasant Valley finds themselves in a very tough 2A area with defending state champion Woodland.
“I expect us to start out a little slow but we will finish very strong and compete for a spot in our area for the playoffs,” said Wallace. “We are athletic and when we start clicking I believe these girls can compete with any school around.”
The Lady Raiders, who are 2-2 in the young season so far, beat Faith Christian last week 70-37. Brannon scored 33 points for Pleasant Valley with Williams adding 19 points.