Cherokee Trail sophomore Madeline Gibbs (2) is part of Team East for the 2023 A-Town All-Star Girls Basketball Game scheduled to be played on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | A profile look at Cherokee Trail sophomore Madeline Gibbs who is on the roster of Team East for the 11 a.m. A-Town All-Star Girls Game on March 18, 2023, at Eaglecrest High School (purchase tickets, here):

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports


School: Cherokee Trail High School

Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-foot-9

2022-23 averages: 8.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals

Season highlights: Gibbs was a big part of the group that contributed to a massive season for coach Tammi Traylor-Statewright’s Cougars, who nearly doubled their win total from the previous season — as they went from 10-14 to 19-6, which included a win over eventual Class 6A state champion and rival Grandview — got ranked as high as No. 2 at one point in the 6A Coaches Poll and advanced to the Sweet 16. Gibbs was one of four Cherokee Trail players to average more than eight points per game and she reached a season high of 18 points twice (in wins over Brighton and Eaglecrest). She was the Cougars’ leading 3-point shooter with 33 makes from behind the arc and had two games where she knocked down four shots from long distance. Gibbs also ranked in the top three on her team in assists, rebounding and steals. She earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.

Gibbs vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists); vs. Rangeview (6 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks); vs. Smoky Hill (17 points, 7 steals, 3 rebounds, 3 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals); vs. Grandview (3 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals); Overland (3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals); vs. Regis Jesuit (13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists)

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