The stars are sure to emerge as teams get closer and closer to postseason time in small-school girls basketball. With just a handful of games before district play in Class 3A, 2A and 1A, here’s a look at how last year’s first- and second-team all-state players are performing up to this point. (All stats come from

Class 3A

Kinley Asp, C.S. Christian (16.4 points per game/6.0 rebounds per game/6.8 assists per game): Has played with confidence since the opener against Bennett where she flirted with a quadruple-double (24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 9 steals). Repeated 24-point performance this past weekend against St. Mary’s, adding 10 boards.

Grace Minihane, C.S. Christian (27.5 ppg/8.1 rpg/2.4 apg): Surpassed 1,000 career points in January, and her past five games have gone like this: 42 points, 34 points, 43 points, 16 points, 28 points. Credited with a triple-double on Jan. 27 (43 points, 16 rebounds, 10 steals).

AJ Mannering, Peyton (31.9 ppg/5.4 rpg/3.8 apg): The 5-foot-8 senior is ranked 14th nationally in scoring according to MaxPreps, and she’s on pace to take the Colorado state scoring title (Riverdale Ridge’s Brihanna Crittendon is second at 30.4 ppg). Her last six games of scoring: 44, 32, 28, 34, 41 and 38.

Jaycee Pittman, Grand Valley (19.1 ppg/6.7 rpg/3.9 apg): Shooting 86% from the free throw line this season so far, and she’s riding a three-game streak of 20-plus points as GVHS is still undefeated this season.

Maeve Salveson, St. Mary’s (17.2 ppg/1.4 rpg/4.5 apg): The senior’s scoring is up 5 points a game and she is on pace to break her best season mark for 3-pointers (53 last year), posting 30 makes from deep through Jan. 30. Scored a season-high 28 points against Swink on Dec. 19.

Class 2A

Abigail Dille, Sedgwick County (19.3 ppg/4.3 rpg/2.2 apg): Dille has poured in about 4 points per game more this season than last, with her other numbers coming in very consistently. Scored 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting Jan. 30 against Leyton (Neb.), and she has 20-plus in six of her last eight games.

Addi Kessinger, Akron (16.1 ppg/9.9 rpg/3.3 apg): Kessinger hasn’t played since Jan. 5, but prior to that she had been providing the Rams with solid scoring output and excellent defense.

Kiyarra Williams, Burlington (17.5 ppg/10.1 rpg/3.0 apg): A junior who already has surpassed 1,000 career points, Williams’ scoring average is slightly down from last year, likely a result of the Cougars’ balance. Has six double-doubles, including a 24-point, 14-rebound game Jan. 27 against Byers.

Trinitee Holmes, Burlington (13.6 ppg/7.5 rpg/2.7 apg): The senior is right around her career scoring average (she’s been a double-digit scorer ever since freshman year), and she just hit the 1,000-point career mark at the end of January. Every one of her 16 points was crucial on Feb. 3 against Limon, as Burlington won the huge rivalry game, 49-48.

Karsyn Huss, Caliche (14.5 ppg/4.9 rpg/3.5 apg): The volume shooter has at least 10 points in every game so far this season including a 21-point effort last weekend against Haxtun that represents a season high.

Jentri Marx, Limon (15.6 ppg/9.3 rpg/3.3 apg): The senior is posting career high averages across the board as the Badgers compete for the Union Pacific League title. Has eight double-doubles, which includes a gigantic 20-point, 15-rebound game this past weekend against Wray (a 58-54 Limon win).

Class 1A

Emma Cox, Flatirons Academy (24.4 ppg/7.9 rpg/2.3 apg): Has scored no fewer than 23 points in her past six games, all while also shooting .657 from the floor during that stretch.

Abrielle Gomez, McClave (17.4 ppg/6.1 rpg/2.9 apg): Just a sophomore, she’s upped her scoring about 2.5 points per game and is the only Cardinal averaging double-figures so far. Was credited with a triple-double on Jan. 26 against South Baca (18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) and had 25 points in a three-point loss to Peyton Jan. 20.

Sedonia Isenbart, Stratton (19.9 ppg/6.7 rpg/4.6 apg): The senior is having another stellar season, shooting 42% from 3-point land. Has six games with at least four treys, including six in a 20-point win against Briggsdale on Jan. 6.

Jenna Krise, Briggsdale (25.4 ppg/6.1 rpg/3.4 apg): Currently scoring about 2 points a game more as a senior than as a junior, she’s also shooting better than ever. Had three straight 30-point games in December, and has scored at least 28 points in four games since.