Girls Basketball: 2014-15 key dates, information

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2014 AURORA GIRLS BASKETBALL KEY DATES, INFORMATION

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Key dates: Nov. 12 — Practice begins; Nov. 18 — Scrimmages allowed; Dec. 1 — Regular season begins; Feb. 21 — Regular season ends; Feb. 24 — Class 5A first round playoffs; Feb. 27 — 5A second round playoffs; March 3 — 5A Sweet 16; March 6 — Great 8 at Denver Coliseum; March 12-14 — Final Four at Coors Events Center (Boulder)

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Matt Vigil; Cherokee Trail — Todd Dixon; Eaglecrest — Tim Brennan; Gateway — Tammi Traylor-Statewright; Grandview — Josh Ulitzky; Hinkley — Harry Sledge; Overland — Wayne McDonald; Rangeview — Lamont Weddle; Regis Jesuit — Carl Mattei; Smoky Hill — Andrea Gross; Vista PEAK — Jim Bartok

Aurora returning Class 5A state champion: Regis Jesuit

Aurora 2013-14 5A state tournament qualifiers: Cherokee Trail (lost in 2nd round); Eaglecrest; Gateway (lost in 1st round); Grandview (lost in semifinals); Overland (lost in 1st round); Rangeview (lost in 2nd round); Regis Jesuit (won state championship); Smoky Hill (lost in 1st round)

Players to watch: Jaleesa Avery, 6-foot-1, C, jr., Cherokee Trail; Aerial Brown, Gateway, sr.; Kennede Brown, soph., Grandview; Noelle Cahill, 6-4, fr., Regis Jesuit; TaeKenya Cleveland, 6-1, G, jr., Regis Jesuit; Divine Davis, 5-11, C, jr., Overland; Julia Drexelius, 5-4, G, jr., Regis Jesuit; Samoane Emecheta, G, soph., Eaglecrest; Mariah Greenwell, 5-10, F, soph., Hinkley; Maggie Grossaint, 5-9, F, jr., Regis Jesuit (injured); Janae Henderson, 5-10, sr., Smoky Hill; Jenna Henderson, F, jr., Aurora Central; Maya Jackson, 5-7, G/F, Overland, fr.; Anastacia Johnson, 5-8, G/F, jr., Cherokee Trail; Aubre Johnson, 6-1, C, jr., Eaglecrest; Ezekiah Johnson, 6-0, F, jr., Regis Jesuit; Jaylynn Johnson, 5-10, C/F, jr., Vista PEAK; Charissa Johnson, 5-10, F, jr., Eaglecrest; Malia Kennedy, 5-0, G, sr., Vista PEAK; Jess Lewis, 5-9, G, sr., Regis Jesuit; Kenzie McLelland, 5-11, F, jr., Cherokee Trail; DeMe Moore, 5-8, F, soph., Vista PEAK; Yesenia Nunez, 5-10, F, soph., Hinkley; Michaela Onyenwere, 5-11, soph., Grandview; Shelby Paul, 5-9, F, sr., Vista PEAK; Breanna Purnell, G, sr., Aurora Central; Ashley Ramey, G, jr., Gateway; Carmen Ramey, G, jr., Gateway; Kayla Readus, 5-6, G, soph., Hinkley; Cristina Salazar, sr., Grandview; Nyece Smith, 5-5, G, sr., Hinkley; Lyric Thompson, 5-7, G, Overland; Gabby Walker, 5-6, jr., Smoky Hill; Jordan Walton, 5-5, G, fr., Overland

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel