With the start of the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational just three weeks from today, it's almost impossible to pick a favorite among the eight teams.
"It's a balanced field," Jefferson City coach Shane Meyer said Wednesday after a press conference for the event at Machens Ford. "I know that we're 0-4 right now, but I wouldn't count us out at this point."
Helias head coach Doug Light isn't concerned about winning the championship. Getting out of the first round is priority No. 1 for the Lady Crusaders, who finished second in the event last year.