Bailey Rollins, Windsor
5-7, jr., guard
Rollins, who won her second straight Democrat All-Area Player of the Year, faced several challenges this season: Coming back from knee surgery and dealing with life after Taylor Ebeling. Still, she averaged 14.6 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 steals and 3.5 rebounds for the 17-6 Greyhounds who won their third straight district championship.
Caroline Combs, Tipton
5-7, sr., guard
Combs was the heart and soul of a Tipton squad that won 20 games, the Kaysinger Conference tournament and regular-season titles and a district championship. She averaged 12 points, three steals and three assists.
Gabbi Ebers, Sacred Heart
5-4, sr., guard
Ebers had a breakthrough year on offense, averaging 18 points, 3.6 assists and 3.1 steals a game. In 2012-13, she wasn’t asked to be the team’s top option on offense – Sydney Smith held that honor. She carried the Gremlins for long stretches during the season, helping her team finish 13-10.
Meghan Pitts, Cole Camp
5-9, jr., center
Pitts was equally known for her offensive skills inside as well as her defense. She averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the 17-10 Lady Bluebirds. She made life difficult for anyone trying to attack the basket.
Shelby Williams, Windsor
6-0, jr., F
Williams made the All-Area team for the third straight year. She was a first-teamer for the first time after being a second-teamer in her freshman and sophomore seasons. She had another solid season and averaged a double-double. She held averages of 12.9 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Christina Higgins, Sweet Springs
5-8, sr., post
Higgins averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds for a 16-win Sweet Springs squad. Higgins, along with Ashleigh and Nicole Bright, led the Lady Greyhounds to their second consecutive Leeton tournament championships.
Abby Knight, Smith-Cotton
6-0, jr., forward/center
Knight was a force on defense for the Lady Tigers who went 8-17 this season. She averaged three blocks per game and altered many shots with her height and positioning. Offensively, she averaged nine points and 6.2 rebounds.
Carley Nolting, Stover
5-10, jr., forward
Nolting was a workhorse for the 16-9 Lady Bulldogs. She was the team’s leading scorer and helped out at point guard. On defense, she guarded the other team’s most athletic post, while averaging 31 minutes a game, according to coach Ernie Haag. She averaged 12.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Ashton Pace, Tipton
5-8, jr., forward
Pace was the Cardinals’ leading scorer and was a force on the boards and defense. Known for her defense last season as a sophomore, she had a breakout season on offense this year, averaging 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Mallory Uptegrove, Stover
6-0, soph., forward
Uptegrove was a game changer on defense, blocking and altering shots, according to coach Ernie Haag. She averaged 11.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, three assists and three blocks for the 16-9 Lady Bulldogs.
Cathy Butts, La Monte
5-9, jr., forward
Butts was the leader for a young Lady Vikings squad that went 13-13 and won the Mid-State Conference tournament and regular-season titles. She averaged 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds.
Haley Crouch, Windsor
5-7, jr., guard
Crouch averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.2 steals for the Greyhounds, who won a district championship and a share of the Kaysinger Conference regular-season title. The Greyhounds finished the season with a 17-6 record.
Kaleena Logan, Cole Camp
5-7, jr., forward
Logan was the Lady Bluebirds’ top scorer, averaging 14.5 points, and grabbed 6.1 rebounds a game for a squad that won five of its first six Kaysinger Conference regular-season games. Logan and the Lady Bluebirds had a shot to earn at least a share of the league title after beating Windsor but consecutive losses to Stover and Tipton ended their title hopes.
Jessica Petree, Tipton
5-9, sr., forward
Petree was the muscle in the Cardinals’ lineup, averaging 10.5 rebounds. She also averaged seven points, four steals and four assists for the Cardinals and, according to coach Jason Culpepper, she emerged as a vocal senior leader.
Lisa Robertson, Otterville
Robertson averaged 15 points per game for a better-than-expected Lady Eagles squad that went 9-19. She had a career year after playing off the bench in her previous three seasons. During a three-game stretch in December, she scored 92 points that featured two wins against Green Ridge and a loss to Prairie Home.