FOREST CITY | Prospects are bright for the 2017-18 Forest City High School Girls Basketball team, currently ranked No. 11 in Class 3A.

"Pretty much the whole team returned this year," said Hannah Anderson, one of the four seniors on this season's squad, which went 17-7 last season.

This means they have lots of experience and team chemistry, according to Anderson.

Last year's team won the Top of Iowa West Division championship. Their season ended during a semifinal loss in the Class 3A regionals. 

Senior Brea Dillavou said this year the Indians want to defend their championship title.

However, they aren't complacent.

"Our shooting could always get better," Dillavou said. 

Anderson said they need to work on "everything," particularly defense and rebounding. 

Becca Seglem said she and the other seniors have been teammates since fourth grade.

"We have been together for a long time," she said.

Naturally this year means a lot to them. 

"I just know we have to enjoy every moment together as seniors," said Callie McQuown.

Anderson said they want to "make a statement."

"I think the program has changed a lot since we were freshmen," she added.

Anderson said she wants the 2017-18 team to be remembered as one that worked as hard as possible and went as far as they could in the postseason.