AURORA | A profile look at Grandview sophomore Sienna Betts 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):
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School: Grandview High School
2022-23 averages: 21.6 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, 3.5 assists
Season highlights: Despite large changes from a title-winning team in 2022, coach Josh Ulitzky’s Grandview girls basketball team finished 18-9 and won the Class 6A state championship with a very new class. The center of everything was Betts, who was one of just two returning players from last season’s team and one of the nation’s top recruits in her class. Betts scored 22 points and had 20 rebounds in the 6A state final against Monarch and those totals both were slightly better than her averages on the season and put the finishing touches on a season in which earned Centennial League Player of the Year honors and was picked as Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year, which came after her sister Lauren won it the previous two seasons. She scored a season-high 35 points in a one-point road win at Fossil Ridge Jan. 5 and scored 20 or more in 16 contests, while she had double-digit points and rebounds in every single game. Betts earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the second time, but did not get to play last season when the game was canceled. Her sister, Lauren, played in the game as a freshman and was also scheduled to play last season.
Betts vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (17 points, 25 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists); vs. Overland (25 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks); vs. Cherokee Trail (27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks); vs. Eaglecrest (23 points, 21 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (26 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 blocks)