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Wildwood girls basketball (2020-21 preview)

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Count the Wildwood girls among the area schools who will be in the mix for a Class 1A state championship.

The Lady Cats return four starters from last year’s team which finished 25-3.

Wildwood lost at eventual 1A state champion Hawthorne, 47-41, in the Region Finals on Feb. 18.

“We will have tons of experience at multiple positions with a few transfers that we are looking to become contributors,” said head coach Ryan Harrison.  “We will have to gel quick and develop a rotation for a deep roster.”

Wildwood (1-0) opened the season with a 53-48 win at Class 7A West Port (Ocala) on Monday, Nov. 23.  Junior Xaimara Garcia led the way with 18 points, while senior TyQuashia Williams posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

2020-21 Preseason Basketball Outlook
School: Wildwood Middle High School
Coach’s name: Ryan Harrison
Years as head coach: 2nd Year
2020-21 Class/District/Region: Class 1A, District 8, Region 4
2019-20 Overall Record: 25-3, District Champions, Regional-Runner Up
Number of returning starters: 4 Returning Starters
So. – #25 Kailani Lindsey 13.3 PPG, 11.3 RBG
Sr. – #3 Ja’Keriya Thompson 8.1 PPG, 3.3. SPG
Sr. – #14 TyQuashia Williams 8.8 PPG, 6.0 RBG
Jr.. – #21 Qua’Miya Askew 5.3 PPG, 2.0 APG
Key losses: Alayna Mauger, 12.8 PPG, 4.8 RBG, 2.8 SPG
Key games: 11/30 at Madison County, 12/22 vs. Carrollwood Day (tournament), 1/19 at Trenton
Outlook for 2020-21: “Look for the Lady Cats to be led by Daily Commercial Player of the Year Kailani Lindsey, and DC 1st Team player TyQuashia Williams. Major challenges will be developing chemistry with the addition of multiple transfers and a looming potential matchup with 2020 Class 1A State Champion Hawthorne in the regional championship for a chance to go to Lakeland.” – Coach Harrison

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