By Tom Robinson, NEPABasketball.com
Northwest finished strong last season with underclassmen leading the way, but Meyers has started strong this season, perhaps changing the outlook of the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 girls basketball race.
The Lady Rangers remain as the favorite after winning their final eight regular-season games to bypass Wyoming Seminary for the division title, then advancing to the state tournament by earning a trip to the District 2 Class 2A championship game.
But with Meyers taking a 4-0 record into the Dec. 19 opening of conference play and Wyoming Seminary returning four starters, there figures to be some suspense to the race.
Although it may not impact the top of the standings, GAR is more of a factor than a year ago with three wins already this season. The Lady Grenadiers were 2-20 overall last season.
Hanover Area and MMI Prep, which each have small rosters, round out the division.
Brenna Babcock, the NEPABasketball.com division Player of the Year and a third-team Class 2A all-star selection by Pennsylvania sports writers, returns to lead Northwest.
Reagan Harrison is also back after being named a first-team division all-star by the website.
Allycia Harris from Meyers and Alex Wesneski from Wyoming Seminary both return after being named first-team division all-stars last season.
Wyoming Seminary’s Ally Vezendy and GAR’s Olivia Prato each received honorable mention last season.
Meyers and GAR are in their last season before combining with Coughlin into the new Wilkes-Barre Area athletic program.
MMI Prep, which was winless last season, has a new coach in Vince Vella.
A closer look at each team’s season outlook can be found at:
WYOMING SEMINARY: http://nepabasketball.com/2018-19/articles/season-previews/OverviewSemGirls.