AURORA | A profile look at Rangeview senior Ryan Ongala, who is set to play for Team East in the third A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for Friday, March 16, 2018, at Rangeview High School. The boys game is scheduled for 7 p.m.:
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School: Rangeview High School
2017-18 averages: 10.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.4 blocked shots per game
Season highlights: Ongala was a central figure for coach Shawn Palmer’s Rangeview team, which finished 18-7 and made the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Signed to Emporia State before the season, he went on to play his way on to the All-East Metro Athletic Conference first team with a team-best scoring average of 10.0 points per game — which included a season-high 19-points outburst in a win over Vista PEAK that essentially locked up the league championship for the Raiders — while he also pulled down 6.9 rebounds per contest and had four double-doubles. Ongala was the second-most prolific shot blocker in Aurora, as his average of 3.4 swats per contest (boosted by seven against Brighton) was only behind Will Becker’s 3.7 per contest for Smoky Hill.
Ongala vs. Aurora teams: vs. Grandview (5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots); vs. Cherokee Trail (16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocked shots); vs. Smoky Hill (8 points, 7 rebounds); vs. Overland (6 points); vs. Hinkley (7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocked shots); vs. Vista PEAK (19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 blocked shots); vs. Aurora Central (12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocked shots); vs. Eaglecrest (3 points, 8 rebounds, 6 blocked shots)