The Central Missouri Media All-District teams were announced this week and all three local teams had players make the cut. In total, teach Rolla team had three representatives and each St. James team had a pair, while two Lady Wolves and a Wolf earning first or second team recognition.
After the Rolla girls basketball team made their second State Quarterfinal appearance in school history, the Lady Bulldogs were well represented on the All-District team. Ellie Rodgers led Rolla in points, assists and steals on the season, scoring a shade under 12 points per game to go along with 3.7 assist and 2.7 steals per contest as the Lady Bulldog point guard. She's joined by a pair of junior forwards. Rebecca Janke averaged eight points and 7.5 rebounds a game to go with a staggering 91 blocks on the season, averaging four blocks per contest. Loran Pritchett contributed with 9.2 points per game, while grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game and dishing out just under two assists per contest. The spectacular season also earned Rolla head coach Luke Floyd District Coach of the Year honors. All three players and coach Floyd also received All-Ozark Conference honors, which were announced earlier this week. Rodgers and Janke were both first teamers, while Pritchett was named honorable mention, as was freshman Savannah Campbell. Janke was also named to the All-Conference defensive team. Floyd was also named Co-Coach of the Year with Kickapoo's Jim Pendergrass.
Two Bulldogs also earned a spot on the All-District team. Alec Buhr was Rolla's leading scorer, averaging 17 points per game to go along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals per contest. Fellow senior Blaize Klossner also earned a spot after averaging a touch under nine points per game. He also averaged 5.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game on the season. Also earning a spot was sophomore Trey Brown. He shot 49 percent from three on the season to average 9.5 points per game. He also pulled down just under five rebounds per game and dished out 3.1 assist per contest. Both Buhr and Klossner also earned spots on the All-Ozark Conference team announced this week, with Buhr earning first team honors and Klossner being named honorable mention, as well as being named to the All-Conferenece defensive team.
After leading the St. James boys to a State Quarterfinal appearance, Andrew Branson was a no-brainer for first team All-District recognition. He did a little bit of everything for the Tigers, scoring 22.4 points per game, pulling down five rebounds per contest, dishing out just over three assist and stealing just over three passes a game. Tyler Recker also earned second team recognition for the Tigers after a strong senior season. He averaged 13 points per game, while pulling down 3.7 rebounds per contest.
The Lady Tigers had a pair of second team players after winning their District and making it to Sectionals. Hannah Marcee led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 9.5 pointer per game, while also pulling down 4.6 rebounds per contest. Savanna Riccetti added seven points per game, while dishing out three dimes a game, pulling down three rebounds per contest and grabbing two steals a game.
The Newburg girls were led by a pair of spectacular freshmen this season and both earned All-District honors. Claire Affolter earned a first team spot after nearly averaging a triple-double. She did manage to average a double-double with 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, while also grabbing 7 steals per contest and 3.6 assists per game. Bailey Brookshire earned a second team spot, averaging 12.4 points, 5.2 rebounds 3.2 steals and 2.3 assists on the season.
Rounding out the local recognition was Newburg's Caleb Austin. He earned first team honors after averaging 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per game. He also shot 48 percent from behind the arc on the season.