Coach: Angelia James, first season at PR (24-111 overall)
2018-19 Record: 5-18, 3-11 in Southwestern 4A
• Starting Five: Jada Pickering, 5-3 sophomore guard; Breaisha Massey 5-4 senior guard; Kenlynn Walker, 5-6 senior guard; Jenella Olaeye, 5-7 sophomore forward; Kairae Wideman, 5-10 senior forward
• Key Newcomers: Jyana Slater, freshman; Payton Oliver, freshman; Megan Brandon, freshman
• The Dish: Longtime Pirates coach Ina Thompson stepped down following last season and in comes James, a veteran coach with stops at Union Academy and, most recently, at CATA. She inherits a team that is returning all five starters from a team that struggled at points during the season with the basics as they averaged just 29.1 points per game while allowing more than 60 per game on the other end of the court. The Southwestern 4A is loaded again with Butler, Hickory Ridge, Rocky River and Independence expected to be playoff teams, and that leaves the Pirates in a tough spot. Pickering and Olaeye showed serious promise as freshmen, while Waller and Massey will provide senior leadership in the backcourt. Wideman is a big presence inside but must stay out of foul trouble. Hopefully, the three freshmen are ready to play right away.