7A GIRLS PREVIEW Fayetteville faces tougher competition in title defense

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Sasha Goforth (left), shown driving to the basket ahead of Rogers High's Madison Loyd, makes Fayetteville a legitmate threat to repeat as Class 7A state champions this year. The sophomore guard already has offers from a number of Division I schools.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Sasha Goforth (left), shown driving to the basket ahead of Rogers High's Madison Loyd, makes Fayetteville a legitmate threat to repeat as Class 7A state champions this year. The sophomore guard already has offers from a number of Division I schools.

Girls basketball coaches in the 7A-West Conference sound like an episode of The Brady Bunch -- with a twist -- when talking about the league's strengths this season.

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Sasha Goforth^Fayetteville^6-1^So.

All-NWADG Newcomer of the Year averaged team-high 13.1 points, 4.0 steals, 2.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

Yo’Myrie Morris^North Little Rock^6-3^Sr.

Had team-high 18 points and game-high 13 rebounds in state championship game last season.

Jasmine Franklin^Fayetteville^6-2^Sr.

All-NWADG Player of the Year averaged a double-double last season with 11.5 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Marquesha Davis^Springdale High^6-0^Jr.

Averaged 15 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in leading her team to a state quarterfinals appearance.

Jamilyn Kinney^Van Buren^5-7^Sr.

Led Lady Pointers to state semifinals with 15.2 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game.

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