GOLDEN - While 5A Jeffco is wide open 4A Jeffco girl’s basketball looks to be all but sewn up this season.
Not only was D’Evelyn the best team in 4A Jeffco last season it also almost proved to be the best team in the state going all the way …
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Not only was D’Evelyn the best team in 4A Jeffco last season it also almost proved to be the best team in the state going all the way to the state championship game before falling to Pueblo South.
But anyone thinking they might not be as good as last season is dead wrong. Not only did the Jaguars lose only a single player to graduation, but all of their returning players have been working on their game since that loss in the state title game.
“We hope we can get back to that point again this season,” Chris Olsen said. “We have our entire team back, and we worked very hard to maintain our high level of play.”
D’Evelyn rolled through 4A Jeffco with a perfect 16-0 record last season. But while the Jaguars are sure to be a great team this season they will be pushed by a couple different teams.
Both Golden and Wheat Ridge will be improved units, and the Demons might actually have the goods to steal one from D’Evelyn.
Behind senior Haley Blodgett, who might be the most talented forward/center in all of Jeffco, Golden is a true threat to push the Jaguars and perhaps even make a deep playoff run.
The Demons will be lead by 26-year-old first year head coach Shea Scarlett, who just might be the perfect man to take these ladies to the next level.
“For first year coach I am very lucky to be taking a over such a talented team. We are hoping to finish at the top of our league,” Scarlett said.
Keep your eye out for Green Mountain who has last season’s surprise team in 4A Jeffco. And Wheat Ridge is also expected to make a big improvement this season.
However, in 5A Jeffco, whoever will win the league title is a complete mystery.
Ralston Valley ruled 5A Jeffco with a perfect 16-0 league record last season but they also lost five seniors and their three leading scorers.
While the Mustangs are expected to still compete for a league title they will be pushed this season by Lakewood, who returns very talented senior Jessica Brooks.
The Tigers finished second in 5A Jeffco behind Ralston Valley last season but they could now be the team to beat.
Keep your eye on Bear Creek who not only lost a lot of close games last season they think they can win this season, but they also return its two best players.
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