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Peyton Plunkett • Junior • Palmyra basketball

Palmyra junior Peyton Plunkett scored 21 points for the Panthers during a win over South Shelby to take third place at the Monroe City Tournament. He scored 11 during their semifinal loss. Look for Plunkett to remain a key part of coach Ryan Wood’s team throughout the course of the season.

McKenzie Lathrom • Junior • Mark Twain basketball

Mark Twain junior McKenzie Lathrom has been a force for the Lady Tigers, scoring 23 points during a win over Marion County and dropping in 28 during a loss against North Shelby. The 5-foot-4 standout is an important part of the puzzle for coach Alex Brandenburg.