Girls Basketball: Six Aurora players, coach set for EMAC All-Star Game


AURORA | Six girls basketball players from city programs lace ’em up one more time this season Friday at the inaugural East Metro Athletic Conference All-Star Game.

Sixteen of the players voted first team, second team or honorable mention All-EMAC by coaches for the 2014-15 season were divided into two eight-player squads to face off at 6 p.m. at Westminster High School.


Gateway coach Tammi Traylor-Statewright — who guided the Olys to a runner-up finish in the league standings — adds Aurora coaching flavor to the bench, where she’ll coach a team that includes two of her top players in junior twins Ashley and Carmen Ramey.

Carmen Ramey was the EMAC Player of the Year, while Ashley Ramey was a second team selection.

Joining the Gateway duo is a tandem of Aurora Central players in junior Jenna Henderson (first team) and senior Brianna Purnell (second team), plus Rangeview sophomore Jaelin Jones, a first team all-league selection.

Westminster coach Jim Iverson, the EMAC Coach of the Year, guides the other team, which includes only one Aurora player on the roster in Hinkley senior Nyece Smith.

Players from Adams City, Brighton, Northglenn, Thornton and league champion Westminster also are slated to play, with four Wolves on Iverson’s team.

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


6 p.m. April 3 at Westminster High School

Team JimLiz Mercado, sr., Adams City; NYECE SMITH, SR., HINKLEY; Isa Padilla, soph., Northglenn; Mariah Boltz, soph., Jeresse Gordon, sr., Angel Micculli, sr., and Gillian Muniz, sr., Westminster

Coach: Jim Iverson, Westminster

Team TammiJENNA HENDERSON, jr., and BRIANNA PURNELL, sr., AURORA CENTRAL; Sidney Potestio, jr., and Tavia Weis, jr., Brighton; ASHLEY RAMEY, jr., and CARMEN RAMEY, jr., GATEWAY; JAELIN JONES, soph., RANGEVIEW; Gabby Sotelo, soph., Thornton