A-Town All-Stars 2017 (Team West): Cherokee Trail’s Taryn Foxen


Cherokee Trail High School Taryn Foxen on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Cherokee Trail senior Taryn Foxen nearly doubled her scoring average to 16.6 points per game and helped return the Cougars to the Class 5A girls state basketball playoffs. Foxen will play on 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 senior Taryn Foxen, 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

TARYN FOXEN

School: Cherokee Trail High School

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-10

2016-17 averages: 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 steals per game

Cherokee Trail High School Taryn Foxen on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Cherokee Trail senior Taryn Foxen. (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 just about everything everything coach Jerry Austin’s team did. The Cougars were flush with youth in the new season, but senior Taryn Foxen provided a veteran presence and helped fill the void of some of the departures. The Chadron State signee’s offensive production increased dramatically, as she nearly doubled her scoring average from 9.0 points in her junior season to a team-leading 16.6 points per game as a senior, which put her second in the Centennial League behind Grandview star Michaela Onyenwere (20.8 ppg). Foxen also chipped in 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest. The All-Centennial League second team selection will play on Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.

Foxen vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (15 points); vs. Gateway (34 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals); vs. Smoky Hill (21 points; 32 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals); vs. Overland (19 points; 8 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (12 points, 3 steals); vs. Grandview (1 point, 6 rebounds; 17 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Eaglecrest (8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals)