Girls Basketball

Girls basketball team-by-team conference previews

SOUTHWESTERN CONFERENCE

BELLEVILLE EAST

Coach: Amanda Kemezys (3rd year, 40-20)

Last Year: 20-10 (lost to Edwardsville in regional title game)

Key Returners: Jr. Kaylah Rainey (15.5 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.67 assists, 144 steals); Sr. Brittney Nitz (11.8 ppg, 58 3-pointers); Jr. Bryce Dowell (8.3 ppg); Jr. Jailyn McClenney (6.7 ppg); B’Aunce Carter (12.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg at Belleville West); Grace Tantillo (3.2 ppg)

Key losses: Nobody

ALTON

Coach: Tammy Talbert

Last Year: 3-23 (lost in first round of Class 4A regional)

Key returners: Jr. Chr’Shonna Hickman (7.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

Lost: Kenya Burnett (5.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg); Anoynna Clanton (6.5 ppg)

BELLEVILLE WEST

Coach: Clayton Fisher (10th year, 163-96)

Last Year: 18-12 (lost regional championship game)

Returning: Sr. Kwanisha Quarles (7.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg); Brittney Walker (2.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg); Jr. Mikayla Chapman (1.2 ppg, 1 rpg); Jr. Myana Lampley (.7 ppg, 1 rpg) ; Soph. Shania Nunn (2.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg)

Lost: Sydney Thurwalker (12.9 ppg, 10 rpg — transfer to O’Fallon); B’Aunce Carter (12.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg — transfer to Belleville East)

COLLINSVILLE

Coach: Lori Billy (8th season, 86-101)

Last Year: 13-12 (lost first round regional game)

Key Returners: Sr. Antionette Buehne (7.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 37 steals, 43 3-pointers); Sr. Venise Govan (2.8 ppg, .7 rpg); Sr. Emily Ford (1 ppg, 2 rpg); Jr. Katie Fenton (3.5 ppg, 2 rpg); Sr. Valerie Weeks.

Lost: Kaitlyn Fischer (12.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Andrea Frerker (7.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Lauren Lee (5.4 ppg); Claire Schuessler (5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg).

EAST ST. LOUIS

Coach: Antonio Maddox (1st year)

Last Year: 11-11 (Lost regional semifinal game)

Returning: Sr, Rokelle Stanley (12.4 ppg, 8 rpg); Jr. Mya Glanton (4.2 ppg); Jr. Darriel Hicks (6.2 ppg); Jr. Shawnta Joohnson ( 5.6 ppg); Kaysie Newson (7.3 ppg)

Lost: Nobody

EDWARDSVILLE

Coach: Lori Blade (23 years, 656-85)

Last Year: 32-1 (Lost 4A State Championship game, 41-40, to Geneva)

Key Returners: Sr. Rachel Pranger (13.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg); Sr. Kate Martin (12.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg); Quierra Love (3.9 ppg, 1 rpg); Myriah Noodel-Haywood (7.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

Lost: Makenzie Silvey (15.8ppg, 3.2 rpg); Criste’on Waters (7.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg); Jasmine Bishop (2.3 ppg)

GRANITE CITY

Coach: Whitney Sykes-Rogers (4th year, 19-59)

Last Year: 9-15 (lost first round regional game)

Returning: Sr. Viktoria Johnson (2.6 ppg); Erica Hurst (1.3 ppg)

Lost: Addaya Moore (21.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg); Donyai Garrett (9.4 ppg);

O’FALLON

Coach: Nick Knolhoff (1st year)

Last Year: 19-10 (lost regional championship game)

Returning: Jr. Izzy Akoro (.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg); Sr. Courtney Keller (5 ppg, 1.6 rpg); Sr. Taje Ruffin (1.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg); Sr. Jayla Stubblefield (8.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg); Sr. Sydney Thurwalker (12.9 ppg, 10 rpg at Belleville West)

Lost: Marta Durk (18.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg); Caitlin Kayser (7 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Divine Lane (8.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE

CIVIC MEMORIAL

Coach: Jonathan Denney (11th year 198-106)

Last Year: 31-3 lost in Class 3A Super-sectional)

Key Returners: Sr. Kaylee Eaton (12.9 ppg, 4.3 ppg); Soph. Anna Hall (6.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Sr. Alaira Tyus ( 8.4 ppg, 3 assists); Soph. Kourtland Tyus (5.9 ppg, 4.3 assists)

Lost: Allie Troeckler (23.4 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 130 steals, 95 blocks)

HIGHLAND

Coach: Mike Arbuthnot (5th year, 108-23)

Last Year: 29-4 (lost in Class 3A sectional title game)

Key Returners: Soph. Ellie Brown ( 6.9 ppg, 3.85 assists); Sr. Rece Portell (6.2 ppg, 23 3-pointers, 3.2 rpg)

Lost: Madison Wellen (17.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 50 3-pointers); Alex LaPorta (13.8 ppg, 12.9 rpg)

JERSEYVILLE

Coach: Kevin Strebel (4th year, 37-46)

Last Year: 16-12 (lost in Class 3A regional semifinals)

Key Returners: Sr. Peyton Tisdale (3.1 ppg); Jr. Hannah Hudson (1.8 ppg); Soph. Abby Manns (1.3 ppg)

Lost: Mackenzie Thurson (15.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg); Bethany Muenstermann (9.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

MASCOUTAH

Coach: Robert Seaberry, (first year)

Last Year: 5-23 (lost in first round of Class 3A regional)

Key Returners: Sr. Amaya Keeling (8.1 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.6 steals pg); Soph. Justine Kapp (1.9 ppg); Soph. Maiah Kelly (7.7 ppg); Sr. Danee Strong (4.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

Lost:Erin Brooks (7.3 ppg); Daisa Davis ( 5 ppg); Monae Penson (5.3 ppg)

TRIAD

Coach: Stephanie Potthast (2nd season 13-13)

Last Year: 13-13 (lost in Class 3A regional title game)

Key Returners: Jr. Heather Rood (9.5 ppg); Jr. Caleigh Miller (4.2 ppg, 4 rpg); Ali Barisch (4.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

Lost: Hannah Johnson (12.1 ppg, 5 rebounds)

WATERLOO

Coach: Matt Lucash (11th season, 113-164)

Last Year: 11-14 (lost in Class 3A regional semifinals)

Key Returners: Sydney Luedeman (5.6 ppg)

Lost: Kathryn Finnerty (9.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Taylor Augustine (11 ppg)

CAHOKIA CONFERENCE

MISSISSIPPI DIVISION

CARLYLE

Coach: Darin Smith, (3rd season, 3-51)

Last Year: 1-25 (lost in Class 2A regional semifinals)

Key Returners: Jr. Brooklyn Smith (10.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg); Soph. Molly Diekemper (8 ppg, 5.4 rpg); Sr. Kali Michael (6.8 ppg, 6 rpg)

Lost: Lexi Steele (3.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg)

CENTRAL

Coach: Nathan Rueter (13th season, 302-83)

Last Year: 16-14 (lost in Class 3A regional title game)

Key Returners: Sr. Faye Meisner (12.9 ppg); Sr. Carson Newkirk (7.7 ppg); Sr. Clarece Jansen (7.1 ppg); Jr. Ally Fehrmann (4.5 ppg)

Lost: Nobody

COLUMBIA

Coach: Scott Germain (10th season, 154-86)

Last Year: 18-9 (Lost in opening round of Class 3A regional)

Key Returners: Jr. Sophia Bonald (9.5 ppg); Sr. Whitney Edwards (5.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg); Jr., Lexi Touchette (4.1 ppg)

Lost: Madelyne Juenger (10.6, ppg, 5.1 rpg); Courtney Weilbacher (8.1 ppg, 29 3-pointers)

FREEBURG

Coach: Lori Crunk (4th season, 28-55)

Last Year: 13-16 (lost in Class 3A regional semifinals)

Key Returners: Jr. Colleen Cockrell (7.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Sr.. Abby Mirley (8 ppg, 3.8 rpg); Sr. Kaya Mueller (7.3 ppg); Lily Oliver (8.4 ppg)

Lost: Nobody

RED BUD

Coach: Haylee Althoff (3rd year, 24-32)

Last Year: 14-14 (Lost in first round of Class 2A Regional)

Key Returners: Sr. Sophie Richards (12.2 ppg,7.9 rpg); Sophia Koesterer (4.6 ppg)

Lost:Nobody

SALEM

Coach: Megan Kessler, (2nd season 13-19)

Last Year: 13-19 (Lost in Class 3A regional)

Key Returners: Lacey Jones, Casey Sager, Taylor Gillett, Destiny Williams

Lost: Sydney Guerin, Haley Gregg, Izzy Marshall, Emily Wade

WESCLIN

Coach: Ben Crawford (fifth year, 48-62)

Last Year: 8-20 (Lost in Class 2A regional)

Key Returners: Jr. Jenna Haselhorst (6.7 ppg, 31 3-pointers); Sr, Ellie Wessel (7.3 ppg, 40 3-pointers)

Lost: Cami Meadows (12.1, 68 3-pointers)

CAHOKIA CONFERENCE

KASKASKIA DIVISION

DUPO

Coach: Matt Carpenter (2nd season, 0-25)

Last Year: 0-25 (Lost in first round regional game)

Key Returners: Jr. Reagan Carner (3.2 ppg); Soph. Annalese Gill (2.7 ppg)

Lost: Mariah Jones (5.5 ppg)

LEBANON

Coach: Chad Cruthis (4th year, 76-11)

Last Year: 28-2 (Lost in Class 1A sectional)

Key Returners: Sr. Kendra Bass (16.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 126 steals); Sr. Krista Bass (10.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 102 steals); Sr. Madison Schoenfeld (7.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg); Jr. Emily Reinneck (13.2 ppg, 76 3-pointers)

Lost: Casey Berberich (7.6 ppg, 3.2 assists)

MARISSA

Coach: Darin Degenhart (4th year, 20-62)

Last Year: 12-15 (Lost in Class 1A regional

Key Returners: Sr. Kenzie Kern (9.3 ppg); Jr. Hailey Krause (6.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

Lost: Chelsea Hill (5.7 ppg); Emily Skorcz (6.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

NEW ATHENS

Coach: Erik Hager (4th year, 66-19)

Last Year: 17-11 (lost in Class 1A regional title game)

Key Returners: Soph. Danika White (7.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg); Sr. Courtney Ragland (8 ppg, 4 rpg)

Lost: Jordan Drake (9 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

STEELEVILLE

Coach: John Antonacci (2nd season, 11-14)

Last Year: 11-14 (lost in Class 1A Regional)

Key Returners: Jr. Mackenzie Pim (11.2 ppg, 42 3-pointers); Jr. Sydney Hood (7.9 ppg, 4 rpg)

Lost: Kaylee Wagner (6.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

VALMEYER

Coach: Craig Laskowski

Last Year: 7-19 (lost in Class 1A regional)

Key Returners: Soph. Lexi Davis

Lost: Blair Brady (6.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg); Beth Brinkman (8.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

OTHERS

ALTHOFF

Coach: Brianna Ankenbrandt (1st year)

Last Year: 20-10 (lost in Class 2A regional title game)

Key Returners: Jr. Gabby Siekmann, Jr. Tiffani Siekmann (2.8 ppg, 15 3-pointers); Sr. Addie Burris

Lost: Maggie Reimer (12.7 ppg, 7 rpg); Kyleigh Vaight (18.6 ppg, 83 3-pointers);

CAHOKIA

Coach: Todd Hill (2nd year 11-12)

Last Year: 11-12 (Lost in Class 3A regional)

Key Returners: Makayla Brownlee (7 ppg); Mahkayla Jeffries (6.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg)

Lost: Katelyn Clark (13.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg)

MATER DEI

Coach; David Kohnen (28th year 574-208)

Last Year: 20-11 (Lost in Class 2A super-sectional)

Key Returners: Sr. Myah Beckmann (7.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg); Soph. Shannon Lampe (6.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg); Jr. Kierra Winkeler (10.4 ppg)

Lost: Logan Braundmeier (9.4 ppg); Kelsey Gerdes (10 ppg)

OKAWVILLE

Coach: Michelle Hasheider-Burianek

Last Year: 23-7 (lost in Class 1A Sectional title game)

Key Returners: Sr. Madison Hackstadt (15.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg; Sr. Audrey Jansen (6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Sr. Madelyn Tepe (7.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

Lost: Casean Tebbe (6.8 ppg)

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