Girls Basketball Rankings

MileHigh Prep Report Class 2A Girls Basketball Preseason Rankings

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MileHigh Prep Report Class 2A Girls Basketball Preseason Rankings

I am just going to quickly give the rankings and a quick breakdown of what they are returning.  We are still planning on doing a Media Poll and that will be released Wednesday or Thursday. If you are interested in voting, please send me a message. Class 3A and 4A Rankings will be out tomorrow.

Class 2A

#1Sedgwick County

Lost at Regionals to Peyton
Sedgwick County did not make it to the State Tournament last year falling to Peyton in the Regionals Finals by 2.  Sedgwick County will have revenge on the mind and look for this team to make a deep run.  Kierra Ehnes, Jensen Renquist, and Abigail Dille should all be leaders this year.  Depth must step up for Sedgwick County who will have the State Tournament on the mind. 

Lost at Regionals to Sanford
Burlington did not make it to the State Tournament last year falling to Sanford.  Burlington returns plenty of talent from a young squad and could be a team to watch.  Kiyarra Williams (14.6 ppg) and Trinitee Holmes (13.0 ppg) will be the leaders this season and look for the depth to take a big step this year.  Keeping focused on a long season is key for Burlington

Made State Tournament (Went 1-2, took 4th)
Limon made the state tournament last season and took 4th.  Limon will look to reload and finish better at the state tournament.  Limon will turn to Jentri Marx (9.1 ppg) and Katellyn Tacha (6.0 ppg) as leaders this season.  Depth scoring will be key to Limon having a big season.  Limon will only lose two seniors from last season, but depth is key.

Made State Tournament (Went 0-2)
Wiggins made the State Tournament last season after upsetting Soroco at their regionals.  Wiggins last season had a lot of youth and they will turn to them this season to step up.  Raelyn Koenig (11.7 ppg), Kennedy Kerr (8.3 ppg), and Riley Hunt (8.2 ppg) will be the leaders this season.  Wiggins will look for some depth scoring but look for Wiggins to take a big step this season.

Runners Up
Sanford finished in second place last season falling to Holyoke in the State Championship.  Sanford will look to reload this season but have some big holes to fill.  Sanford will turn to Alyssa Edgar, Makenzie Reynolds, and Kashley Canty to step up and be leaders this season.  Sanford calling card has been defense so look for them to focus heavily on that.
#6Dayspring Christian

Made State Tournament (Went 0-2)
Dayspring Christian reached the state tournament last season after a 18-8 regular season.  Dayspring Christian will look to build off last season success but will have to replace their top scorer.  Aliya McClanahan (11.9 ppg) should fill that void but guard play must improve if Dayspring Christian plans on a deeper run.  Faith Hayward and Lily Beauvais will look to anchor the guard play this season.

Made State Tournament (Went 0-2 1A)
Merino made the state tournament last season in Class 1A and will look to translate that success in Class 2A.  Merino will lose their top scorer from a season ago but will turn to Makenna Sutter (10.0 ppg) and Brooklyn Sutter (7.0 ppg) to fill that void.  Merino proved last season they could hang in 2A picking up wins over Akron, but Merino will have to find depth scoring this season if they plan on reaching the state tournament.
#8Del Norte  

Lost at regionals to Soroco
Del Norte made it to regionals but fell at regionals to Soroco.  Del Norte made big strides last season and found second and third scoring options last season.  Del Norte must continue to make strides this season and will turn to Kelci Madrid (12.3 ppg), Abigail Rivera (7.1 ppg), and Baylie Laymon (5.6 ppg) to be leaders.  Who else steps up depth wise is key for Del Norte.  

Lost at regionals to Stratton (1A)
Simla made it to regionals last year in Class 1A but fell at Regionals to Stratton. Simla will look to make the jump to 2A this season and will have plenty of weapons coming back.  Simla will turn to Ryann Eurich (10.7 ppg), Jillian Nipple (9.6 ppg), and Kylie Maranville (8.6 ppg).  Simla will have to improve from last season but with their entire roster coming back we could see Simla push for a spot at the state tournament.
#10Heritage Christian  

Lost at regionals to Yuma
Heritage Christian made it to regionals last season but was upset by Yuma in the opening round of Regionals.  Heritage Christian will look to improve on last season but will have a big hole to fill with their #1 scorer graduating.  Heritage Christian will turn to Avery Hughes (15.1 ppg) to be the leader this season, but depth scoring must step up.  Heritage Christian will look for Natalie Samuelson and Kate Green to step up this season.

Lost at Regionals to Sanford
Akron lost in the regional finals to Sanford last season, and they will look to reload and push for a deeper run this season.  Akron will return #1 Scorer Addi Kessinger (20.3 ppg) but their top guards will graduate.  Akron will look for some younger guards to step up and if the depth steps up around Kessinger they will be a true threat this season. 

Lost at Regionals to Limon
Wray lost in the regional finals to Limon last season.  Wray will lose key pieces from last season but will turn to a talented JR and SO. Class to lead the way.  Larissa Salmans (10.5 ppg) will take over as the leader but also look for Sydnee Cheek and Johanna Anderson to step up this year.  My main concern for Wray is depth and which of the juniors step up for Wray.

Defending State Champions
Holyoke is your defending State Champions.  Holyoke lose a great senior class with their top 3 scorers all graduating.  Holyoke will still have talent coming back with Elise Krogmeier (8.6 ppg) and Audrey Talavera (5.0 ppg).  Holyoke will be looking for the depth to step up and if they do look for them to quickly move up the rankings.
#14Gilpin County

Lost at Regionals to Wiggins
Gilpin County took a big step last season reaching Regionals but now they must look past that.  Gilpin County will return their entire roster and look for them to try and reach the state tournament. Gilpin County returns top scorers Skyley Ramsey (13.6 ppg) and Abigail Smith (10.5 ppg).  My main concern for Gilpin County is rebounding and if they can focus on that they will be a true threat for a state tournament.

Lost at regionals to Cedaredge
Hoehne had a great season last year going 19-5 but they fell in the regional final to Cedaredge.  Hoehne will look to build off last season and turn to a relatively young team.  Trynity Martin (9.2 ppg), Alessa Cantoria (6.3 ppg), and Janae Ramos (5.5 ppg) will look to be leaders this season for Hoehne.
 Teams to Watch for:Fowler, Plateau Valley, Monte Vista, Rangely, Center, Caliche, Denver Christian, Front Range Christian, Hayden