The boys' and girls' basketball teams at Edison, Fountain Valley and Marina begin their respective 2011-12 seasons this week in tournament and nonleague play. Below is a capsule look at the three schools.
Edison Girls' Team
Head coach: Dan Wiley (fourth year)
Staff: Terry Goddard
Last year's record: 28-4
League record/finish: 10-0 (champion)
CIF results: CIF Southern Section Division 1A champion
Returning players: Geena Gomez (PG, Soph.); Dolores Gomez (G, Soph).; Rilee Horton (F, all-league first-team, second-team all-CIF, Sr.); Monay Lee (F, all-league first-team, Sr.): Riley Lowe (G, Jr.); Karlie Samuelson (G, co-league MVP, first-team all-CIF, Jr.).
Outlook: The Chargers are loaded with experience and again figure to challenge for Sunset League and CIF championships. Wiley, who was named CIF Division 1 Coach of the Year last year after leading the program to its first Southern Section title since 1986, must replace two key starters from last year's team: Edison's all-time leading scorer Bonnie Samuelson (who is now at Stanford) and first-team all-league and first-team All-CIF selection Christina Marquette (who has taken her game to Oberlin College in Ohio). Wiley has another Samuelson, 6-foot-3 Katie Lou and sister of Bonnie and Karlie, on this year's roster. Edison will host the O.C. Championships tournament Dec. 26-29.
Season opener: Noon on Saturday vs. Dana Hills at University Tournament.
Edison Boys' Team
Head coach: Rich Boyce (16th year)
Staff: Chris Gray; Jeff Harrell; Brian Beerbower; Brandon Casillas; Paul Harrell.
Last year's record: 26-3
League record/finish: 8-2 (champion)
CIF results: Reached quarterfinal round of 2AA playoffs
Returning players: Dreon Barlett (F, first-ream all-league, Sr.); Cade Hernandez (F, Sr.).
The roster: Allan Bach (G, Sr.); Jimmy Baker-Arend (F, Jr.); Brody Barton (G, Jr.); Harrison Brunelli (F, Jr.); Corey Foster (G, Sr.); Pat Gannon (G, Sr.); Anthony Green (G, Sr.); Josh Haar (G, Jr.); Kevin Johnson (F, Jr.); Derek Molina (G, Fr.); Taylor Nelson (C, Jr.).