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C.E. Talton • Junior • Monroe City basketball
Talton scored 31 points and pulled in seven rebounds Saturday during a win over Wellsville in the Clopton Tournament championship. The junior playmaker was named the tournament's most valuable player. He then dropped 39 points to help 12-1 Monroe City beat Louisiana on the road for the first time in nine years.
Raegan Barnett • Sophomore • Palmyra basketball
Barnett recorded a game-high 12 points and delivered the game-winning basket in the final minute of overtime to beat Knox County on Tuesday. The sophomore scored eight of her points after halftime to help coach Chris Parson's 8-5 Lady Panthers avenge a triple overtime loss to the Lady Eagles last week at the Highland Tournament.
Preston Bennett, Hannibal basketball
Emma Ross, Mark Twain basketball
Male honorable mentions
Peyton Plunkett, Palmyra basketball
Devin Neff, Mark Twain basketball
Female honorable mention
Sadie Spratt, Marion County basketball