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ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: Duos from Windsor, Green Ridge highlight first team

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The Democrat All-Area Girls Basketball team was selected by sports editor Kyle Smith, sports reporter Eric Ingles and sports copy editor John Hansen. The coverage area includes the Kaysinger Conference plus Smith-Cotton, Sweet Springs, Otterville, Knob Noster and Warsaw.



First Team



Bailey Rollins



5-6, soph., guard



Windsor (20-5)



Stats: 14 ppg, 6.3 apg, 4.1 rpg, 2.5 spg



Rollins is quickly becoming a complete player for the Greyhounds. She can shoot from the perimeter and drive inside and draw contact. She became one of the teamís top free-throw shooters and the clubís leader in assists, and her defense was icing on the cake. Rollinsí best performance may have been in Windsorís 52-38 win over Santa Fe in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 14 tournament. She scored 15 of her teamís final 20 points and finished with 22 overall.





Taylor Ebeling



6-0, sr., forward



Windsor (20-5)



Stats: 14.3 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 2 bpg



Ebeling scored her 1,000th career point this season and was a key figure in the Greyhoundsí success over the past three years. Over that stretch, the Greyhounds went 62-16. She helped her team win two district championships, one outright Kaysinger Conference regular-season title, one shared Kaysinger regular-season championship and one Kaysinger tournament crown.





Clare Chamberlin†



5-2, sr., guard



Green Ridge (16-10)



Stats: 15 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3 apg, 2.7 spg



Chamberlin, who was named the Otterville tournament MVP this season, was a four-year starter for the Lady Tigers and was the teamís top scorer and playmaker for most of her career. She was a three-year all-Kaysinger Conference selection and received an honorable mention in her freshman season.





Libby Dove



6-2, soph., forward



Green Ridge (16-10)



Stats: 15.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.1 spg



Dove was a double-double machine, becoming a full-time starter this season. She improved greatly from her freshman season in rebounding and defense, and she showed unselfishness by kicking the ball out to open shooters.





Loryn Hirst



5-7, sr., guard/forward



Tipton (12-12)



Stats: 13.7 ppg, 11 rpg, 1.3 spg, 1.3 bpg



Hirst picked up where she left off in her sophomore year. She helped the Cardinals increase their win total by five games after sitting out the 2011-12 campaign. The third-year starter gave the Cardinals an inside presence on offense and defense, and helped the team address a preseason weakness: rebounding.















Second team



Sydney Smith



5-9, sr., forward



Sacred Heart (12-15)



Stats: 12.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 spg



Smith became a more complete player as the season progressed. She stopped settling for jump shots and began to attack the basket. She scored in double figures in 11 of the teamís final 12† games. She was a key cog in the Gremlinsí late-season surge where they won nine of their final 10 games. She scored a game-high 15 points in the Gremlinsí 38-35 upset win over Windsor in the Kaysinger Conference tournament title game. She had a career-high 24 points in the Gremlinsí first-round upset of second-seeded Sweet Springs in the Class 2, District 14 tournament. She had 19 points in Gremlinsí 43-35 district semifinal loss to Crest Ridge.





Hannah† Stone



5-11, sr., center



Otterville (19-8)



Stats: 18 ppg, 8 rpg, 2.7 bpg, 2.5 spg



Stone was a big reason why the Lady Eagles won 19 games a year after losing two of their top players, Amy Oleynik and Tori Schoen. If the Lady Eagles got her the ball in a good position out on the blocks, Stone scored. She reached the 1,000-point milestone this season and had a career-high 31 points against Jamestown.





Kaleena Logan



5-8, soph., forward



Cole Camp (15-12)



Stats: 13 ppg, 4 rpg



Logan was a big-time scorer for the Bluebirds this season. She scored more than 20 points on multiple occasions, and some of her biggest games came in tournament play. She had 21 points to lead Cole Camp past Versailles 63-53 in the third-place game of the Stover Invitational.





Emily Pritzel



5-10, sr., forward



Cole Camp (15-12)



Stats: 12 ppg, 4 rpg



Pritzel was a three-year starter for the Bluebirds, who posted winning records all three seasons, including a 16-8 finish her sophomore year. Overall, the Bluebirds were 44-32 over that stretch. She made 52 percent of her shots this season and was a 74 percent free-throw shooter.





Shelby Williams



5-11, jr., forward



Windsor (20-5)



Stats: 8.7 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.5 bpg, 1.8 spg



Williamsí leaping ability and 5-11 frame made her an imposing force in the paint. In the district championship game against Crest Ridge ó a 49-36 win ó she had three blocked shots and a steal to go along with nine points.













Third team



Mariah Cairer



6-1, jr., forward



Smithton (6-19)



Stats: 12.4 ppg, 10.4 rpg



Cairer ranked among the best double-double performers in the Kaysinger Conference. She became more of a focal point in the offense with Bethany Freel moving to point guard.





Jack Greer†



5-6, sr., guard



Smith-Cotton (12-14)



Stats: 11.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg



Greer was a streaky shooter but when she got hot, she could carry the Lady Tigers. She made back-to-back 3-pointers after the Lady Tigers watched a 9-point lead shrink to five early in the fourth quarter of a 34-24 win over Warrensburg.† She sparked runs of 7-0 and 9-0 in the middle two quarters against Bishop Ward, whom the Lady Tigers beat 51-42 in the consolation game of the S-C tournament.† She scored eight fourth-quarter points in the Lady Tigersí 37-34 win over Boonville, who led by as many as six in the third quarter.





Elena Sharp



5-9, sr., guard



Smith-Cotton (12-14)



Stats: 10 ppg, 5.2 rpg



Sharp scored 10 or more points 15 times. She had a season-high 18 points in the Lady Tigersí 43-32 loss to Jefferson City in the first round of a Class 5 District 9 tournament, the final game of her high school career. She led the Lady Tigers in rebounding (5.2 per game) and was a 69 percent free-throw shooter.





Amy Schroder



5-6, sr., guard



Stover (14-12)



Stats: 13.2 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 spg



Schroder used her quickness to become an all-around player for the Lady Bulldogs. Not only did she score points, but she got her teammates involved, earned her share of rebounds and was a strong defender. She stayed out of foul trouble and averaged an astounding 31.2 minutes of playing time per game. Her assist-to-turnover ratio was a solid 2.4 to 1.





Gabbi Ebers†



5-5, jr., guard



Sacred Heart (12-15)



Stats: 8.8 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 spg



Ebers was the Gremlinsí starting point guard and prided herself in getting all of her teammates involved in the offense. She was her teamís second-leading scorer. She saved her best for Green Ridge. She averaged 18 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals against the Lady Tigers. She scored a game-high 19 points in the Gremlinsí 52-47 win over Green Ridge. She had a season-high six assists in a 61-38 win over Sweet Springs in the Gremlinsí district opener. She had four steals each against Concordia, Green Ridge and Lincoln.





Kelsey Beasley



5-7, sr., center



Knob Noster (10-14)



Stats: 14 ppg, 12 rpg, 2.5 spg



Beasley reached 1,000 career points this season and was a veteran leader for a young team and was one of the last holdovers from the Knob Noster team that went 10-0 to win the MRVC East in 2010-11. She was the Democratís Athlete of the Week in mid-February.








  1. Bailey Rollins


  2. Taylor Ebeling


  3. Clare Chamberlin


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