Practice for the upcoming high school basketball season started on Wednesday. The season begins Nov. 10. Over the next several days, I'll mention some of the teams and top players for the upcoming season.
In this post, I will talk about Burges. Last year, the Mustangs went 26-5 and lost in the Class 4A regional semifinals. This year, the Mustangs figure to be loaded once against. The team is led by Becca Cardenas, Natalie Sanchez, Mayra Garcia and Denise Ramos. Other key returnees are Kayla and Anika Galindo, along with Arielle Mack, LeeAnn Edwards and Karla McDonald.
Cardenas should be the leader of the team. The talented junior guard is receiving tons of attention from colleges and is one of the best players in the city. Last year, her game took off and this year she figures to be better. Burges is experienced, confident and has depth. The Mustangs are also well coached and they were oh so close to reaching the regional finals last year.
If Burges can get a couple of players to add depth and if the team stays injury free, watch out. This year's version of the Mustangs has really guard play and at the end of the day that's a huge plus. Expect the Mustangs to get back to the regional tourney for the second straight year.