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"Right now everyone in this league thinks they're going to win this thing," said Bazzano. "It's a tough league, for sure. I don't think the NCL I gets the credit it should."

NCL II race

Sonoma Academy is the leading contender to challenge favorite St. Vincent.

Led by returning All-Empire player Savannah Stoughton, the Coyotes also have returning point guard Chloe Colbert.

Stoughton leads in scoring and steals.

Colbert is the league's fastest player and has improved her shooting.

"We're successful when we can get out and force an up-tempo game. We are getting better every day," said Sonoma Academy coach Kevin Christensen.

Roseland University Prep again is among the league's best. The Knights play hard and put pressure on opponents. All-League returner Stephanie Martinez is joined by Daniela Garcia and Gaby Roldan to lead Roseland Prep.

Young and improving, Tomales aims for a winning mark in league play and return to the section playoffs.

Rincon Valley Christian is winning again following a down year. Upper Lake is better than in recent seasons.

The others

Point Arena's defense of the NCL III title will be tested with Laytonville, Mendocino, Round Valley and Anderson Valley all closing the gap on the Pirates.

With only one returning starter and five players new to varsity, Point Arena is gaining confidence early in league play.

Point Arena is developing depth to make a run for the league title.

Leading the Pirates are Savanna Dilks and Sabrina Sundstrom.

The pair can go for double-doubles in scoring and rebounding, creating matchup problems for opposing teams.

With challengers returning All-League players, the NCL III is balanced.

Summerfield Waldorf, in Santa Rosa, and Rio Lindo Adventist, in Healdsburg seek returns to the NCS Division 6 playoffs.

Playing in the Small School Bridge League, the Sonoma County squads return a handful of All-League players.

Raegan Williams is back at Rio Lindo Adventist, leading the Spartans in scoring.

Rio Lindo Adventists has been strong defensively, holding teams under 30 points a game.

A dynamic trio again leads Summerfield Waldorf with Zoe Hunt, Maya McNichol and Phoebe Rogers sharing the load.