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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School: Eaglecrest High School
2016-17 averages: 9.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game
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)