Coach: Joel Allen, ninth season (147-87)
2018-19 Record: 29-4, 12-2 in Southern Carolinas
• Starting Five: Lauryn Hardiman, 5-6 senior guard (10.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals); Lillian Anderson, 5-11 senior forward (8.2 points, 7.8 rebounds); Maddie Dillinger, 6-0 junior forward (13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals); Ruby Williams, 5-10 sophomore guard (5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds); Kamaria Sheriff, 5-11 junior post (2.0 points, 2.2 rebounds)
• Key Contributors: Trinity Cherry Brown, 5-11 senior forward (1.6 points); Kendall Gallagher, 5-5 junior guard (1.8 points); Reagan Iovino, 5-3 freshman guard
• The Dish: The defending Western Regional champs come back with three starters – Hardiman, Dillinger and Anderson – returning from last year’s 3A runners-up. Those three are all versatile scorers and good interior passers. Williams has the makings of becoming a big-time player and Sheriff is smart and aggressive inside. Brown and Gallagher will round out the returning rotation, but the Cavs welcome sharp-shooting freshman Iovino. The Cavs have a tough early schedule with Butler, Ardrey Kell, Myers Park and more, but that will only strengthen this group for the playoffs. Both Dillinger and Anderson are next-level talents who lead a team expected to be a contender once again.