Sun Valley returns the best player in Union Co. & the SCC in senior Amanda Cherry. Cherry led the Spartans to their first conference title in over 10 years last season. She tied for 3rd in scoring in the county. 15.4 ppg. Cherry led Union Co. in assists with a 6.1 apg and was good on the boards from the guard position (5.6 rpg). However, the Lady Spartans lose 28 points per game from the graduation of Karli Mason (14.0 ppg) and Isabella Limon (14.0 ppg). Ellie Johnson was another 3 point threat the Sparans will miss after she transferred out of Union Co. Head coach Jeremy Waldrup unexpectedly announced his resignation in May due to health reasons but returned in August and will continue as headcoach. The Spartans will open up hte 2017-18 seaosn at N. Gaston on Nov. 15th.