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C.E. Talton • Junior • Monroe City basketball

Talton led Monroe City with a game-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots during a 60-54 win over Mendon-Unity at the Rumble on the River played at John Wood Community College. The junior, in his third season as a starter, is a versatile guard for coach Brock Edris, whose Panthers are 8-1 entering the new year.

Emma Deien • Sophomore • Hannibal basketball

Deien exploded for a career-high 22 points to lead Hannibal to a 51-44 victory over Kirksville last Thursday. The sophomore got things started by netting 16 before halftime and converted three free throws in the final minute of the fourth quarter to seal the deal. The forward is a key member of coach Ben Jamerson's improving 4-6 squad.