AURORA | A profile look at Cherokee Trail freshman Makayla Hemingway, who is set to play for Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game set for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):
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School: Cherokee Trail High School
2016-17 averages: 12.7 points, 6.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 0.7 blocks per game
Season highlights: The 2016-17 season marked a drastic change in philosophy for the Cherokee Trail girls basketball team, which graduated three seniors from a 15-win team that were the focal point of everything coach Jerry Austin’s team did. The Cougars were flush with talented young players that contributed to a 12-win season (which ended in a first round loss in the Class 5A state playoffs), including freshman Makayla Hemingway, the team’s statistical leader in assists (6.3 apg), steals (2.3 spg) and blocked shots (0.7 bpg), while she finished second in both scoring (12.7 ppg) & rebounding (5.4 rpg). The All-Centennial League first team selection will play on Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.
Hemingway vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (3 points, 6 assists); vs. Smoky Hill (11 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists; 23 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists); vs. Grandview (13 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals; 9 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals); vs. Overland (16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists; 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (17 points, 7 assists, 5 steals; 18 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (14 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists)