LEAGUE: 0-10 COACH: Lyman Olney
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 22-58
RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P April Chambers So. 5-5 G
TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Erin Cappy Sr. 5-3 G Shannon Chaffee Jr. 5-7 C Chrissy Chambers So. 5-5 G Meredith Olney Jr. 5-6 G
TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Mary Beaton So. 5-6 F Alicia Berman So. 5-7 F Brandi Boyce Jr. 6-1 C Heather Kelly So. 5-5 G Nicki Peterson So. 5-7 G
Like the rest of the teams in the league, Laguna Beach is young and inexperienced with only one senior. Only time will tell how good the Artists, who finished sixth last season, could be. The Artists have a young crop of three juniors and six sophomores that give them hope. Chambers, the lone returning starter, Chaffee and Olney each averaged four points. But the trio will have to bump that average up if Laguna Beach is to improve on its 0-10 league finish. Defense, speed and athleticism are the Artists' strong points, but they lack a consistent scorer and sorely need some height to match up with the rest of the league's centers. Containing players like Mitchelson and Haneef will be a difficult task for Boyce and the rest of the Artist interior defense. Laguna Beach plays host to a tournament before league play begins and that should give Olney a good look at his squad's abilities. Olney hopes to have a winning season and reach the playoffs for the first time in his five-year tenure.
December 1 vs. Brethren Christian; 6 at Irvine; 8 vs. Redondo Beach; 12-17 at Bolsa Grande tournament; 13 vs. Santa Margarita; 20 vs. Connelly; 27-29 at Laguna Beach tournament.
January 1 vs. St. Margaret's; 5 vs. Costa Mesa 10 vs. University; 12 at Aliso Niguel; 17 at Laguna Hills; 19 vs. Estancia; 26 at Costa Mesa; 31 at University.
February 2 vs. Aliso Niguel; 7 vs. Laguna Hills; 9 at Estancia.