A new season officially began for the Wisconsin Dells girls basketball team on Monday as this year’s team hit the court in its first official practice of the season.

With a new season comes plenty of optimism for the two-time defending South Central Conference champions as the Chiefs are coming off second-straight 20-win season. Wisconsin Dells went 21-4 last year, averaing 50.3 points per game en route to its first regional title since 2003.

Under coach Bobby Buss, who enters his fifth year at the helm, the Chiefs have finished second or better in the league each of the last four seasons. After finishing second in 2013-14 and 2014-15, Wisconsin Dells has reigned over the conference the last two seasons, boasting a perfect 20-0 record in league play.

There’s hope that that streak will continue this year with nearly all of last year’s team returing. Leading that group is reigning SCC Player of the Year, senior Jenna Mace. Mace led the conference in scoring last season, averaging 16.5 points per game.

Joining Mace is fellow first team All-Conference pick junior Katelyn Meister (14.2 PPG) along with fellow starters juniors Bethany Smith (5.5 PPG) and Jamie Pfeifer (4.8 PPG). With four starters back and a slew of other role players back, the sky seems to be the limit for the Chiefs.