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KATRENA ELLETT, Cyprus: Junior center is punishing opponents with averages of 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. Her 42-point outing against Bountiful a few weeks ago remains the highest scoring night for a girl in the state this year.

"She's multi-talented," said Cyprus coach Jennifer Orison. "She can jump, run the floor and she's pretty smart."

Orison compares the 6-1 Ellett and junior point guard Amy Evans, who's 5-foot, to a Stockton-to-Malone duo. Evans averages 13 assists a game. "They're like jam and jelly," she said.

Ellett is also a first-team all-state volleyball player. She carries a 3.6 GPA and helps tutor resource students.

"She's a caring girl," Orison added. "She's very dedicated and very competitive."

TONY GIOVACCHINI, Judge: One of the finest players in the state, Giovacchini is leading the Bulldogs in three categories, averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

"That just doesn't happen," said Judge coach Jim Yerkovich. "For somebody to lead the team in all three categories is really something."

Yerkovich said Giovacchini fits right in with the other eight Div. I guards which Judge has produced, including Giovacchini's father, Marty, and his uncle, Paul.

"I think he's the best player in the state," Yerkovich said.

Giovacchini was spectacular vs. Woods Cross Tuesday. He had 36 points and 10 boards.

The 6-2 senior, who was a second-team all-stater last year, is the state's most-recruited player. He has a 3.6 GPA in honors classes.