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Grant Peters • Senior • Mark Twain basketball

Peters provided 20 points to lead all scorers in a 62-45 win over Paris on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-7 center was a force in the middle for coach Cody McCann’s squad, cleaning up with rebounds and even slamming home the first dunk of his high school career.

Payton Hays • Junior • Marion County basketball 

Hays scored nine points to lead Marion County in its season-opening loss against Brashear, but that’s not what stood out most about her performance. The junior collected 15 rebounds in trying to keep the Lady Mustangs in the contest.