AURORA | A profile look at Rangeview junior Jenesse Byrd who is on the roster of Team West 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: Rangeview High School
2022-23 averages: 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals
Season highlights: The Raiders graduated some quality talent and Byrd was one of the players that helped to pick up the slack for coach La Monte Weddle’s team as it made its debut in the City League (formerly the Denver Prep League) and finished 16-8 overall and earned the No. 14 seed in the Class 6A state playoffs. Byrd increased her scoring average from 6.5 points per game as a sophomore to 11.2 as a junior, which ranked second on the team. She knocked down the second-most 3-point shots on the team and scored in double figures in 14 games with a season-high of 20 points that came in a win over Fossil Ridge on Dec. 8. Byrd also contributed across the board as she was top three on her team in steals (second), assists (tied for second) and rebounding (tied for third) and she had a double-double in win over Rocky Mountain on Dec. 10 with 17 points and 10 rebounds. She is a first-time A-Town All-Star Game participant.
Byrd vs. Aurora teams: vs. Vista PEAK (7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists); vs. Cherokee Trail (6 points, 7 rebounds); vs. Vista PEAK (13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists); vs. Smoky Hill (18 points, 3 assists, 4 steals)