Piedmont will need to replace 4 starters from last season’s 13-12 team. Sophomore Ashley Caraway (3.1 ppg) will be at lead guard for Coach Kasey Brooks. 6’1 junior forward Alex Helms returns and will be needed to score more for the Panthers. Helms led Union Co. in blocked shots last season (2.8 bpg). Helms will team up with 6’0 forward Olivia Jordan (2.0 ppg/3.2 rpg) to have one of the biggest front lines in Union Co. The Panthers will open the 2018-19 season in the Brad Thompson Shoot-out vs. NW Cabarrus on Nov. 19th.