Neither the Monroe City nor Palmyra girls basketball teams could bring home a conference title this year, but it did not stop a few of its players from landing on the all-conference teams.
Three Monroe City players were named to Clarence Cannon Conference teams, while Palmyra landed a pair.
Monroe City junior Jada Summers was a unanimous pick for the first team, while seniors Delanie and Emilie Okenfuss were both named to the second team.
For Palmyra, junior Audrey Fohey and sophomore Megan Stone were both named to the second team.
Summers paced Monroe City to a 6-2 record in league play by averaging 22 points, 10 rebounds and nearly three steals per contest. The junior is 23 points shy of 1,600 for her career.
Summers poured in a career-high 40 points in the Lady Panthers first-round win in district play Monday night.
“She’s been a dominant force in our conference since her freshman year,” Monroe City coach Cody Leonard said of Summers. “Never the tallest player on the court, but somehow finds a way to control the boards and scores with consistency inside. Just another great year for her and looking forward to seeing what she can do next year.”
Emilie Okenfuss complements Summers in the scoring department. The senior guard averages just over 11 points per game and leads the team with 4.3 assists per contest. She also leads the team in 3-pointers made (42) and free-throw percentage (77 percent).
“She has been a leader on and off the court for us since her freshman year,” the Lady Panthers coach said. “Great shooter for us, but this year has really added to her game and been much more aggressive. I am really going to miss what she has brought to our program.”
Delanie Okenfuss is another one of the smaller players on the court every night, but the senior plays with a big heart.
She averages 10 points per game on the season to go along with averages of 2.5 steals and 3.5 assists.
“She is the hardest-playing kid I have ever coached,” Leonard said. “She has one speed and it is go really hard. She is small, but as tough of a player as you can be.”
For Palmyra, Fohey has overcome an early-season back injury to give the Lady Panthers a solid presence in the post on both ends of the floor.
Fohey leads Palmyra with 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
"Audrey has come back strong after injury and worked hard to get where she is," Palmyra coach Chris Parsons said.
Stone has taken on a larger role in the scoring department with streaky shooting performances from the outside. She has also been a force on the defensive end picking up three steals per game, which has led to a much-improved transition offense.
Stone, who averages 11 points per game, tallied 24 in the Lady Panthers opening-round win over Highland in district play on Monday.
"Megan has been consistent all year for us," Parsons said.
Clark County senior Carissa Bevans was named the CCC Player of the Year.
Lady Indians coach John Weaver was named Coach of the Year after his squad won the conference.