Golden’s Abby Garnett commits to University of Ohio

GOLDEN — Golden senior Abby Garnett has verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Ohio.

As a junior, Abby Garnett led Golden to its first league title since 2008. (Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

Garnett helped the Demons’ girls basketball team to a 22-4 record last season that included Golden winning the deep Class 4A Jeffco League that includes the past three 4A state champions — Valor Christian (2015 and 2016) and Evergreen (2017). It was Golden’s first girls basketball conference title since 2008.

As a junior, Garnett was the Demons leading scoring averaging nearly 17 points per game while grabbing almost 10 rebounds per game.

Golden’s season ended in the 4A state quarterfinals last season with a close loss to eventual state runner-up Pueblo South. The Demons should be in the mix again this coming winter season led by Garnett and the Prey sisters — Makena and Haley.