Players named to All Western Slope League team
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” It’s no stroke of luck that Glenwood Springs senior Sharaya Selsor averaged over 22 points per game, hit 54 percent of the field goals she attempted and drained 45 percent of the 3-pointers she shot this season.
The 5-foot-9 guard worked for her numbers, practicing constantly on her way to helping the Demons to the Class 4A Great Eight this year.
“She is a great kid. Her work ethic is unbelievable,” said Glenwood head coach Bryan Derby. “If she had a bum day shooting, she would stick around after practice or go over to the community center and shoot 100 freaking more shots. She was dedicated.”
It’s also no surprise that Selsor finished out her impressive high school career by being named the 4A Western Slope League Co-Player of the Year. She is sharing the award with Moffat County senior Angie Charchalis.
Selsor’s 22.24 points per game average ranked second in 4A in the state this season and fifth among all girls basketball players regardless of class. Selsor, who will be playing basketball for Metro State College in Denver next year, also averaged 5.16 rebounds, 3.48 assists and 2.16 steals per game in her senior campaign.
She was Glenwood’s scoring leader, and Derby knew the Demons could always find her when they needed points.
“It’s good because if we needed to go to her at any point in the game we knew that we could and feel confident about it,” he said.
Joining Selsor in the postseason awards category were her sister Katrina and fellow Glenwood senior Kelsie Hert. Both earned WSL All-Conference selections after top-notch seasons where they both averaged over 12 points per game. Katrina’s highlight of the season came against Rifle on Jan. 8 when she recorded a triple double. Katrina will look to carry the Demons next season as the only returning starter, while Derby said 6-foot-1 Hert will be continuing her basketball career in college. The only question is where.
Megan McWilliams, Rifle’s 5-foot-7 post, also earned a spot on the All-WSL team, as the senior finished the year ranked third in rebounding in 4A in the state. McWilliams grabbed over eight boards per game despite her size and also averaged over 10 points a game for the Bears. Her teammate Alissa Skinner, a fellow senior, was also placed on the first team.
Glenwood Springs’ seniors Chelsea Vallario and Avery Denney as well as Rifle’s Chelsea Webb, a senior, and Sandy Samson, a junior, all received honorable mention.
The Glenwood and Rifle boys basketball teams were chocked full of talent this season, which was not only reflected in their state tournament appearances, but also in the 4A Western Slope League All-Conference teams.
For Glenwood, juniors Connor Riley, Kevin Screen and Dakota Stonehouse were all voted to the All-WSL squad, while Drew Blatchford and Scott and Tyler Rust represented Rifle on the team. Guards Screen and Stonehouse worked as the catalysts of the Demons’ offense, with their passing and stealing abilities, while Riley gave the team height and a 3-point threat.
Blatchford, at 6-foot-3, battled for the Bears as their post and tallest player. Despite being out-sized in most games, Blatchford held his own against every opponent he faced.
The Rust brothers led the Bears in scoring this season and helped provide the spark for the speedy Rifle squad.
Glenwood junior Patrick Hailey and Rifle senior Keenan Ross both received honorable mention.
Steamboat Springs cashed in on the top awards in the boys WSL, with Michael Vandahl being named Player of the Year and Kelly Meek taking home Coach of the Year honors.
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Facing the loss of five crucial games down the stretch due to COVID-19 quarantine rules, the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team’s postseason fate looked uncertain and totally out of the team’s control.