Round two of the Section V basketball playoffs tips off on Friday, and once again, Our Lady of Mercy is in familiar territory.
The top seed Monarchs host Hilton on Friday night. Mercy won the Class A championships last year and the Monarchs rode their postseason success all the way to the state Final Four.
Returning in 2016-17 are juniors Traiva Breedlove and Katie Titus, with the two combining for 32 points per game.
At 17-1, the Monarchs are aiming to be girls basketball royalty once again.