Girls hoops: Phoenixville 2018-19

Phoenixville
 
Head coach: Mike Behnke, 1st season, succeeds AJ Thompson
 
Assistant coaches: Tracey Sterling, Kristin Clancey (head JV coach)
 
Last year’s record: 12-11 overall, 5-5 PAC Frontier
 
Last year’s postseason: Lost to Villa Maria Academy 44-19 in opening round of District 1-5A tournament
 
Key returnees/players to watch
Ameerah Green – 5-6 Sr. Guard
Hannah Sands – 5-10 Sr. Center
Keara Hennessey – 5-8 Sr. Forward
 
Others to watch
Marlee Brown – 5-4 Jr. Guard
Aubrie Breisblatt – 5-6 So. Guard
Nailah Green – 5-10 So. Forward/Center
Sammy Brown 5-4 Fr. Point guard
Chloe Johns – 5-9 So. Forward/Center
 
Key losses to graduation: Peyton Graham, Jasmine Hamilton, Liberty Allain
 
Overview: Phantoms lack size inside, but Coach Behnke intends to utilize team’s athleticism and speed to compensate for shortcomings in half-court sets.
 
Coach’s season outlook: “This will be my first go around with the PAC so I am competing against the unknown while instituting a new offensive and defensive system. But I have been handed a well-coached team of players from the previous coach A.J. Thomson.”