The North Central Missouri All-District Basketball team, which features over 80 schools in Class 1-5, was announced last week in Jefferson City.
While the Boonslick area has no Class 4 or 5 teams, they produce some of the biggest in Class 1-3 with 27 boys and girls teams in Class 2, 20 in Class 3 and 19 in Class 1.
The number of players selected to the 2017-18 team from the area also saw a slight drop from last year with 17 selections in 2016-17 and only 13 selections this season.
Of the 13 players selected, seven were repeaters from last year. There were nine girls and four boys selected to the team this season from the Boonslick area. There was also nine first teamers and four second teamers.
Heading the first team from the area were Boonville’s Jamie Lemmons, Brynn Edwards and Avery Reardon, New Franklin’s Madison Matney, Pilot Grove’s Emily Schupp and Reagan Walker, Prairie Home’s Kourtney Kendrick and Creed Flood and Bunceton’s Lauren Wieland.
Second team selections were Camryn Monteer of Boonville, Bailey Lyons of New Franklin, Cole Meisenheimer of Pilot Grove and Maggie Wood of Prairie Home.
In addition to the 13 players selected from the Boonslick area, the 2017-18 season also produced two conference champions-Boonville girls and New Franklin boys.
The Boonville girls boasted the best overall record from the Boonslick area at 23-4 overall while Pilot Grove finished 14-12, Bunceton at 12-13, Prairie Home at 9-16 and New Franklin at 7-19. As for the boys best record from the area, New Franklin hands down ran away with the title at 20-8. Prairie Home had the second best record at 15-12, followed by Boonville at 11-17, Pilot Grove at 3-22 and Bunceton at 2-22.
the 2017-18 season:
Brynn Edwards, Sr.
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Boonville senior Brynn Edwards did a little bit of everything for the Lady Pirates this past season.
While playing one of the guard positions, Edwards led Boonville in a number of categories this season with 309 points for an average of 11.4 ppg along with 73 assists for 2.7 apg. Edwards was also tops on the team in three-point percentage while hitting 25 of 58 shots for 43 percent and 60 of 80 from the foul line for 75 percent.
Jamie Lemmons, Jr.
Despite missing three games due to shoulder surgery, junior Jamie Lemmons still put up some pretty good numbers for the season while finishing with 284 points for an average of 12.3 ppg along with 174 rebounds for 7.6 rpg. Lemmons also led the team in field goal shooting for the season while hitting 119 of 235 shots for 51 percent.
Camryn Monteer, Sr.
A first time selection to the all-district team, Boonville senior Camryn Monteer made her final season the best while finishing with 304 points for an average of 11.7 ppg along with 89 steals for 3.4 spg. Monteer also finished second in a number of categories while hitting 28 of 38 shots from the foul line for 74 percent and 50 of 175 from the three-point arc for 29 percent.
Avery Reardon, Sr.
Boonville Pirates basketball coach Jesse Oswald called senior Avery Reardon a hard worker and a player who didn’t take plays off this season.
While leading the Pirates in scoring with 382 points for an average of 13.6 ppg, Reardon also had 270 rebounds for 9.6 rpg. He also shot 55 percent from the field, going 152 of 276 and was one of the team’s best defenders while averaging 1.3 steals per game. Oswald said Reardon also took the most charges on the team at 38, which ranked him nationally in the top 50 according to MaxPreps.
Emily Schupp, Jr.
Before breaking her arm against Slater in the final week of the regular season, Pilot Grove junior Emily Schupp was having a breakout year for the Lady Tigers.
Although Schupp still played in 24 of the 26 games, the junior standout still managed to put up some pretty good numbers while finishing with 367 points for an average of 15.29 ppg along with 236 rebounds for 9.83 rpg. She also led the team from two-point range by hitting 138 of 242 shots for 57 percent.
Reagan Walker, Sr.
Pilot Grove coach Landon Daniel said senior Reagan Walker is the point guard every team needs. While leading on both sides of the floor, Daniel said Walker also gets the defensive steals and sets the tone while getting everyone involved on offense.
Of course Walker wasn’t too bad shooting the ball, either. In 26 games, Walker finished the season averaging 10.7 ppg along with 4.23 apg, 3.92 spg, 40 percent from the field and 39 percent from the three-point arc.
Cole Meisenheimer, So.
A two-year starter for the Pilot Grove Tigers basketball team, sophomore Cole Meisenheimer proved to be the go-to guy this season while averaging 13.0 ppg along with 6.1 rpg, 2.7 apg and 1.7 spg. Meisenheimer also shot 41 percent from the field and 28 percent from the three-point arc.
Creed Flood, Sr.
Of all the players selected to the all-district team this season from the Boonslick area, nobody played a bigger role on their team than Prairie Home senior Creed Flood.
While finishing with a team-leading 26 ppg, Flood also led the team with 10.3 rpg along with 2.9 apg and 2.3 spg.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said Flood was the best player and leader of the team.
“Coming off a sophomore campaign where he averaged 23 ppg and 10 rpg, Creed broke his leg the summer of his junior season and only averaged 10 ppg,” Armontrout said. “He was determined to get back on track to his normal self and he did just that. A great athlete but also a great kid. Defensively, one of our best defenders and always guarded the opponents best player.”
Kourtney Kendrick, Fr.
In only her first season on the Prairie Home girls basketball team, freshman Kourtney Kendrick proved to be a true leader on and off the court while averaging 16.3 ppg along with 8.8 rpg and 3.0 spg.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said Kendrick is very skilled and has a high basketball IQ. “She is probably one off our better defenders,” Armontrout said. “She played the post a lot this year, but she is not very big. We played very tough competition this year and I thought she played very well against those teams. She also had a high rebound per game average for her height.”
Maggie Wood, Fr.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said freshman Maggie Wood was the team’s most improved players this year while playing the point guard position.
While average 10.0 ppg, Wood also finished the season with 3.9 rpg and 1.2 spg for the Lady Panthers.
“Maggie was second on the team in points per game and rebounds per game,” Armontrout said. “Defensively, she was our second best defender and is pretty tall and long. She also played at the top of our press.”
Madison Matney, Sr.
After losing starters Grace Hundley and Shelby Breshears to injury this season, New Franklin senior Madison Matney stepped up to lead the Lady Bulldogs in almost every category with 13.8 ppg along with 11.0 rpg. Matney also finished the season shooting 59 percent from the field and 54 percent from the foul line in addition to averaging 2.0 apg and 1.4 spg from the post position.
New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said Matney, a three-time all-conference player and two-time all-district selection, was very deserving of this award. “She has been the center point of this team for a couple of years now,” Vetter said. “Madison is a rebounding machine and good scorer in the post.”
Bailey Lyons, Sr.
New Franklin senior Bailey Lyons is one of the reasons why the Bulldogs won 20 games and the CAC title this past season under head coach Ross Dobson.
While averaging 12.7 ppg and 7.0 rpg during the season, Lyons stepped up his game when the team needed it the most in districts while averageing 14.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg.
Dobson said Lyons was one of the Bulldogs top offensive threats and provides a mismatch for most teams due to his height and athletic ability.
Lauren Wieland, Sr.
Along with having nine double/doubles this season, Bunceton senior Lauren Wieland also led the Lady Dragons in points and average with 341 for 14.2 rpg, rebounds at 7.9 rpg. She also averaged 3.6 spg and 2.8 apg and shot 40 percent from the field and 65 percent from the foul line. She also had a season high of 30 and 28 points.