Columbia City: The Eagles have limited experience at the varsity level, but junior Emily Whiteleather and sophomore Macie Hinen showed promise last season, averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds between them.
DeKalb: Few teams have the experience and production that the Barons return in guard Baylee Rinehart and center Hayley Martin. Both averaged 10 points per game for a 14-7 team last season.
East Noble: The Knights are another team with a new coach in DeAnn Booth. She can start her program by building around senior guard Jena Yates, who averaged 11.4 points per game last season.
Homestead: With guard and leader Emily Bley out for the first part of the season with a knee injury, the Spartans need others to step up. Sydney Buck can do just that.
New Haven: Shawn Shearer takes over as coach after years of working with boys basketball. This is a building season without any major returning players.
Norwell: The Knights tend to reload, not rebuild. Coach Eric Thornton will be guard-heavy this season, so look for the three-point shots to frequently fly.
NHC girls: News-Sentinel predictionsJonathan Batuello: Norwell should find itself undefeated and atop the conference.
Don Converset: DeKalb's Hayley Martin and Baylee Rinehart make good inside/outside combination.
Reggie Hayes: Norwell rides three-point shooting skills to championship heights.
Justin Kenny: It will come down to Norwell and Homestead again, and Homestead prevails.