High schools

2017-18 GIRLS’’ BASKETBALL | TEAMS TO WATCH

10 girls’ basketball teams to watch in 2017-18

Archbishop Williams players, Meagan Donovan and Asiah Dingle celebrate with seconds left in the fourth period, taking the Division 3 State Championship trophy home, after defeating Hoosac Valley, at Blake Arena, Springfield College, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe
File/Mark Lorenz/For the Globe
Asiah Dingle (right) and her Archbishop Williams teammates beat Hoosac Valley for the Division 3 state title.

(Teams listed alphabetically, and with last year’s final record)

 Andover (22-2) — All-Scholastic posts Alyssa Casey and Jillian Webber graduated off last year’s 22-2 squad that won the D1 North title. And former boys’ assistant Alan Hibino steps in on the bench for E.J. Perry, now coaching the Triton boys.

 Archbishop Williams (23-3) — Asiah Dingle and her Bishop teammates take aim at back-to-back Division 3 crowns. Junior forward Monica Spain will be a factor too.

 Belmont (17-5) — Seniors Jenny Call, Carly Christofori , junior Megan Tan and sophomore Jess Giorgio make up a quartet of talented returners for the Marauders.

Advertisement

 Bishop Feehan (18-3) — Seniors Brie Gillen, Anna Shaughnessy and Riley Lahiff are a fantastic trio for the Shamrocks.

Get Varsity News in your inbox:
Your weekly look at the top high school sports stories.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

 Braintree (21-5) — The Wamps come off a Division 1 South championship and return a dynamic duo in seniors Jenna Roche and Rachel Tutkus.

 Cathedral (17-7) — Sophomore Mackenzie Delaba emerged last year. Adding in senior Taliyah Countrymon and junior Dejah Jenkins, there could be a Division 4 title repeat.

 Fontbonne Academy (18-5) — The Ducks will followthe lead of senior Annabelle Larnard in the D3 South tourney. Classmate Arienne Sauvignon Howard and sophomore Clarissa Garzon also return.

 Mansfield (20-4) — Seniors Anne Maher and Meg Hill make up a strong inside-outside combination for the Hornets.

Advertisement

 Medfield (25-2) — The defending Division 2 state champions return Harvard-bound seninor Maggie McCarthy.

 Newton South (18-5) — Senior guard Veronica Burton is one of the state’s best players and should lead the Lions deep in the Division 1 tournament.

 Westford Academy(20-3) — Angela Alibrandi, the Globe’s 2016-17 Female Athlete of the year, is now suiting up for unbeaten Tufts. But after last year’s run through the D1 Central tourney to the state semifinal, Russ Coward’s squad is tourney tested.

Greg Levinsky can be reached at greg.levinsky@globe.com.