A-Town All-Stars 2017 (Team West): Eaglecrest’s Jessica Stoner


Eaglecrest High School Jessica Stoner on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Senior Jessica Stoner led the Eaglecrest girls basketball team in scoring during the 2016-17 season, during which the Raptors won their first state playoff game in nearly a decade. 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 Eaglecrest senior Jessica Stoner, 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

JESSICA STONER

School: Eaglecrest High School

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-9

2016-17 averages: 9.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game

Eaglecrest High School Jessica Stoner on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Eaglecrest senior Jessica Stoner. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Season highlights: Under the guidance of a new head coach in 2016-17, the Eaglecrest girls basketball team took a number of positives out of the season. Coach Robby Gabrielli’s Raptors upped their win total from seven the previous season to 10, with the last one (against Liberty) being the most important, as it was the program’s first state playoff victory in nearly a decade. Senior Jessica Stoner shouldered more of the scoring load and it helped Eaglecrest take that step forward, as she contributed 9.1 points per game (up from 6.5 last season). Stoner also pulled down nearly three rebounds and made 1.2 steals per contest on her way to All-Centennial League second team accolades. The Laramie County Community College signee will play on Team West in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.

Stoner vs. Aurora teams: vs. Rangeview (9 points); vs. Overland (10 points, 4 rebounds; 15 points, 2 blocks); vs. Smoky Hill (30 points; 16 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (11 points, 3 steals)