A-Town All-Stars 2017 (Team West): Cherokee Trail’s Makayla Hemingway


Cherokee Trail High School Makayla Hemingway on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Well-rounded freshman Makayla Hemingway led the Cherokee Trail girls basketball team in three statistical categories and was a double-digit scorer in her first varsity season. She will play for Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game, scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

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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A-Town All-Stars Girls Game makes its debut March 18 at Cherokee Trail

MAKAYLA HEMINGWAY

School: Cherokee Trail High School

Year: Freshman

Height: 5-foot-10

2016-17 averages: 12.7 points, 6.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 0.7 blocks per game

Cherokee Trail High School Makayla Hemingway on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Cherokee Trail freshman Makayla Hemingway. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

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)