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  • Jonathan Castner

    Frederick's Alex Therrien put together a few big-time scoring performances for the Warriors down the stretch.

  • Jeremy Papasso

    Luke Golter was the leading scorer for the Class 3A state champion Holy Family Tigers.

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FIRST TEAM

BEN BEAUCHAMP, 6-3, Sr., MONARCH: A senior with a sparkling jumper, the Black Hills State recruit had superb numbers in multiple categories, including 6.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.

DYLAN BRINK, 6-1, Sr., ERIE: The senior Tiger started the season hot with three games of 20-plus points, and he never slowed down nor could be shut down. For the season, he notched six games of 25 or more points and excelled against some good opponents.

AUSTIN KEMP, 6-3, Sr., LONGMONT: Strong around the hoop and on his way to it, Kemp shot nearly 60 percent from the floor, was second on the team in assists and third in rebounds to go along with his 15.7 scoring average.

ALEX THERRIEN, 6-4, Sr., FREDERICK: Therrien was at his best at the end of the year, finishing with two 30-point games in the final three contests of the season for the Warriors. Overall, he averaged a solid 15.6 points and 5.1 boards a game.

GABE TIERNEY, 6-3, Sr., FAIRVIEW: Took over as the Knights’ go-to guy this year, and he was an exceptional finisher in the tough Front Range League. Went a combined 20-for-29 for 55 points in two games against 15-10 Mountain Range.

COACH — PETE VILLECCO, HOLY FAMILY: The Tigers were the epitome of a team, with no big scorer or dominant rebounder. But every single player on the bench bought in to Villecco’s system, and numbers mattered little in a 25-2 season and a 5-0 tournament run to the Class 3A state title.


SECOND TEAM

ALEX BEAL, 6-4, Sr., SHINING MOUNTAIN: A candidate to be a solid collegiate player, Beal averaged 21 points and 8.7 rebounds a game, secured nine double-doubles, and capped his prep career with a 30-point effort in a playoff loss to Fleming.

LUKE GOLTER, 6-2, Jr., HOLY FAMILY: The balanced Tigers were tough to defend, and Golter helped carry the team to the Class 3A championship with a 12.8 scoring average and 4.6 rebounds a game. Shot 15-for-21 combined in the team’s quarterfinal and semifinal victories.

JUSTINIAN JESSUP, 6-2, So., LONGMONT: Creativity with the basketball helped Jessup to a 13.8 scoring average, but the sophomore was solid passing (2.6 assists) and defending (2.8 steals) for the Trojans, too.

JAY MACINTYRE, 5-9, Sr., MONARCH: Heady senior who extended his quarterbacking skills to the court, MacIntyre carried a near 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio to go along with a 12.8 scoring average for the Coyotes.

GARRETT TURNER, 5-10, Jr., BOULDER: Shouldered the scoring load for the 14-11 Panthers, as his 16.3 points per game accounted for nearly a third of Boulder’s per-game output. He had three 29-point games and was held to single digits just four times.


HONORABLE MENTION

James Abendroth, So., Nederland; Chris Arehart, Jr., Fairview; Michael Broz, Sr., Frederick; Aaron Cheung, Sr., Mead; Zach Christiansen, Jr., Lyons; Cam Connor, Sr., Dawson School; Tyler Converse, So., Legacy; Jackson Engles, Jr., Silver Creek; Sam Fredricksmeyer, Jr., Monarch; Blake Goodwin, Jr., Mead; Chris Helbig, So., Holy Family; Taylor Jackson, Sr., Peak to Peak; Vlad Kambulov, Twin Peaks Charter; Walker Korell, So., Mead.

Kyle Leahy, Jr., Erie; Justin Lee, Jr., Niwot; Zane Lindsey, Sr., Silver Creek; Steven Lopez, Jr., Centaurus; Alec McLain, Sr., Broomfield; Miles MacKenzie, Sr., Fairview; Cade Martin, So., Longmont Christian; Kevin Mitchell, So., Longmont; Caleb Pene, So., Faith Baptist; Trey Puckett, Jr., Centaurus; Luciano Quesada, Sr., Skyline; Austin Rivera, Sr., Frederick; Avery Sears, Jr., Shining Mountain; Bryson Sharpley, Sr., Jefferson Academy; David Sommers, Sr., Holy Family; Joe Szarmach, Sr., Boulder.

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