Aurora Central senior Aryannah McClain rises for a layup after making a steal during the second quarter of the Trojans’ 55-17 opening-night girls basketball win over DSST-Conservatory Green on Jan. 26, 2021, at Aurora Central High School. McClain shared game-high honors with 16 points. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | Matching its highest point total from all of last season on opening night of the new season, the Aurora Central girls basketball team cruised to a 55-17 win over visiting DSST-Conservatory Green Tuesday.

Four players scored in double figures for coach Joseph Hill’s Trojans, who equaled their 2019-20 high mark of 55 points scored nearly a year ago to the day (Jan. 31, 2020) in a win over Alameda. Aurora Central also got started on working toward bettering last season’s win total of three.

Senior Aryannah McClain, last season’s leading scorer, shared game-high honors for the Trojans with sophomore Shaya Kelley, as each contributed 16 points, while McClain was also credited with 10 steals and eight rebounds and Kelley eight steals.

On a night in which Aurora Central racked up 36 steals, senior Tshishesha Jessica had seven of them, while junior Chanelle Uwase had eight points and nine rebounds.

Aurora Central visits rival Hinkley at 7 p.m. Thursday looking to avenge two losses from last season.

For a photo gallery from Aurora Central’s win over DSST-Conversatory Green, click here. Photos also available for purchase here.

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

Aurora Central 55, DSST-Conservatory Green 17

Score by quarters:

DSSTCG             4    2   4  7 — 17

Aurora Central  16  12  19  8 — 55

Aurora Central points: Aryannah McClain 16, Shaya Kelley 16, Chanelle Uwase 8, Stacy Sikfrit 7, Tshishesha Jessica 4, Logan Mikkelson 3, Kimberly Chavez 1

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Anthony Simmons
4 months ago

This should be a statement to student athletes across our nation and around the world. To compete, mask up and win over the obstacles you face! Proud of my Trojan family! Go get it Ariyanna! Trojan4Life!!!