Returning players: Kelsey Minato (PG, 5-8, Jr.); Maya Kennedy (G, 5-10, Jr.); Sasha Mancisidor (C, 6-3, Sr.); Jill Nakaso (F, 5-10, Soph.); Michelle Goodman (G, 5-6); Malia Viloria (G, 5-8, Soph.).
Quick take: The Oilers rejoin the Sunset League with six returning players from a team that last year finished second in the Sea View League and reached the quarterfinal round of the CIF Division 2AA playoffs. Of the five returnees, only Minato and Kennedy started. Both had big years, too: Minato averaged 15 points and three assists en route to earning first-team all-league and second-team All-CIF honors while Kennedy averaged 14 points and 2.5 assists and was a first-team all-league selection. Huntington, which last won a league crown in 2006, begins its season Monday with a first-round game at the Fountain Valley Tournament. During the holiday break in December, the Oilers will compete at the Nike Phoenix Tournament of Champions and then the Costa Mesa Tournament.