Gazette Preps 2021 3A-1A Women Basketball All-Stars – Colorado Springs Gazette



Juliana Garcia, so., Avant-garde – Averaging 17.2 points per game, Garcia Vanguard led to an unbeaten regular season and the program's first appearance in the semifinals. The second year averaged 4.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.8 steals.

Ellie Hartman, Jr., St. Mary’s – Hartman nearly tripled her points per game a year ago, finishing her junior year with an average of 19.8. The 5-foot-6 guard averaged 8.1 rebounds, 3.3 steals, and 2.9 assists, and led St. Mary's as the only returning starter in each category.

Ramiyah Byrd, so., Avant-garde – The 6-foot sophomore flirted with a double-double average of 13.6 points and 9.5 rebounds and led the coursers with 3.4 steals and an average of 2.1 blocks per game. She had seven doubles doubles in her sophomore year.

Whitney Richardi, sr., Avant-garde – Richardi joined the Coursers after her school was unable to field a team due to the pandemic and she made an instant impression. The 5-foot-10 senior averaged 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.8 assists and finished her four-year college career averaging 11 points per game.

Payton Kutz, Jr., St. Mary’s – Kutz rose from an average of 3.4 points in the second year to 13.4 for the Pirates as a junior. She scored all but two-digit results in all games, hitting a career high of 25 points against Manitou Springs. She averaged 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals.


Alexia Vigil, Jr., Manitou Springs

Hailey Blanchard, so vanguard

Jaiden Monger, Sr., Calhan

Abbie Nickell, Fr., Peyton

Maeve Salveson, fr., St. Mary’s


Colorado Springs Christian – Hope Arnold, Sr .; Elleah Hoekert, Jr.

Evangelical Christian – Maddie Castro, Sr., G; Micah Elpers, Jr., PG

James Irwin – Natalie Peters, fr., G.

Manitou Springs – Grace Allen, well.

Avant-garde – Olivia Caton, well.

Forest Park – Kassidy Cargill, Sr .; Bella Solcum, well.

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