CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Most of Capital High's 2012-13 girls basketball season was forgettable.
Considering the Cougars' were coming off a winning season and had seven seniors returning, one could even say Capital's 7-13 regular season was a disappointment.
That is up until a season-saving Feb. 28 trip to then-defending state Class AAA champion Greenbrier East. The Cougars pulled off the upset, beating the undefeated Spartans 54-45 on their home court.
All of the losses during the season, and later a first round state tournament loss to Spring Valley for a 9-14 finish, ended up mattering little.
Capital had its moment. This season the Cougars are hoping for more of those moments.
"Our record was kind of deceiving last year," sixth-year Coach B.J. Calabrese said. "We played a very tough schedule."
The Cougars will open this season Dec. 3 without seven of last season's top nine players.
"That accounted for about 80 percent of our offense last year," Calabrese said. "We have kind of a youth movement this year."
Not that he sees that as necessarily being a bad thing.
"It's kind of exciting because they are working hard and listening," Calabrese said. "We've got a long way to go but they are enthusiastic."
Only two players who saw any significant action last year return. Those are 5-foor-11 post player Dashia Foster and 5-6 guard India Hairston, both juniors.
"Dashia had double figures in points and rebounds seven or eight times last year," Calabrese said, "and double figures in rebounds in several more."