2016-17 Projected Team Rankings
1. Webster County - The Lady Trojans return every player except Hallie Gibson from the team that nearly upset Henderson County to earn a trip to NKU. The best shooting team in the region comes back next season even better and favorites to win it all.
2. Henderson County - The Lady Colonels from up north lose Samantha Carter and Mikayla Gilbert but return the best player in the region in Alisha Owens and shooter Emma Lander. A school the size of Henderson County doesn't rebuild, they reload.
3. Christian County - The southern Lady Colonels return their entire team from this season. This team showed a lot of improvement from the beginning of the season until the end. Their best talent will still only be juniors and sophomores but look for Coach Hickey's team to be a contender in the region.
4. Hopkinsville - The Lady Tigers lose one of the best rebounders in the state (Farisia Hodge) and shooting threats JaEricka Grubbs and Mykalia Herbert but return Janiya Davis and Jaliyah Grubbs. The Lady Tigers will still have the biggest lineup in the region and will dominate the glass in most matchups.
5. Hopkins County Central - This is the first team on the outside looking in when you talk about contending for a region championship. The Lady Storm lose Lyric and Makayla Campbell but return one of the most underrated players in the region in Talana Hardy. She will look to her young teammates lead by Nykea Ikeard to help get the Lady Storm back to the region tournament.
6. Madisonville-North Hopkins - The Lady Maroons return the best rebounder in the region in Molly Stone and her partner in the post Irelane Enoch. Also back in starting guard Jayda Civils who plays more for defense. The Lady Maroons will turn to a cast of unknowns to fill the shoes of Adarian Gray, Shaniya Whitsell, Shyia Foster and T Aliyah Sherman.
7. Crittenden County - The Lady Rockets also return their entire roster from this season but that roster relied very heavily on Cassidy Moss. Moss lead the region in scoring for the majority of the season but was held scoreless by Madisonville-North Hopkins in the region tournament. If the Lady Rockets want to improve they must find another consistent scoring threat.
8. Livingston Central - The Lady Cardinals are another team that had no seniors this season. They return All-Region star Tabby Padon and shooter Kalynn Campbell for the next 2 seasons. Expect them to be an improved team that will be looking to make a run at a 5th district championship.
9. Lyon County - The Lady Lyons lose their heart and soul in Rebecca Somers and Melanie PPoole who combined to score 37 of 57 points in their region tournament loss to Hopkins County Central. They will now turn to Allison Murphy and Terrianna Johnson to take over the reigns. Expect the Lady Lyons to remain competitive for a 5th district championship.
10. Caldwell County - The Lady Tigers had one of the youngest rosters in the region and had a rough start to this season. They improved as their young kids got more experience and expect more improvement this year. But this team is still far away from the Caldwell County teams we saw just a few years ago.
11. University Heights - The Lady Blazers will lose dual threat Makenzi Hamby but return a cast lead by hard-working overachiever Jordon Hornbuckle. The Lady Blazers have a lot of ground to cover if they expect to knock off Christian County or Hopkinsville.
12. Union County - The Bravettes lose leading scorer Randi Conway and leading rebounder Devisha Williams but return point guard Kiara Campbell and undersized sharpshooter Victoria French. The biggest question for the Bravettes in 2016-17 will be the health of Kiara Campbell who went down with a knee injury in the district tournament.
13. Trigg County - The Lady Cats only won 2 region games last season in a rebuilding effort that will continue in 2016-17 as they look to replace leading scorer JaKashea Martin and solid post presence Taylor Gray. There will be a glimmer of hope since they return Lauren Oliver but she will need a lot of help if they hope to climb up the rankings and be a threat in the 5th district.
14. Dawson Springs - The Lady Panthers showed a lot of improvement this season but the departure of some key players hurts their chances of moving much higher in the rankings.
15. Fort Campbell - The question every year for the Lady Falcons is who will stay and who will leave. Unless they get a lot of help with new players expect them to finish at the bottom of the 2nd region rankings again this season.

2016-17 Projected Player Rankings
1. Alisha Owens (SR) - Henderson County
2. Janiya Davis (SR) - Hopkinsville
3. Kaylee Duncan (SR) - Webster County
4. Molly Stone (SR) - Madisonville-North Hopkins
5. Cassidy Moss (SR) - Crittenden County
6. Tabby Padon (JR) - Livingston Central
7. Jordon Hornbuckle (SR) - University Heights
8. Karlie Keeney (SO) - Webster County
9. Emma Lander (SR) - Henderson County
10. Talana Hardy (SR) - Hopkins County Central
11. Aaliyah Hampton (SO) - Christian County
12. Jessica Winders (JR) - Webster County
13. Trinitee Jackson (JR) - Christian County
14. Laderia Gold (JR) - Christian County
15. Lauren Oliver (JR) - Trigg County