2020 All-O-Zone Girls Basketball Team

The All O-Zone Girls Basketball team as voted on by the KY3 & OzarksSportsZone.com staff has been released. There are more than 100 girls basketball teams in the area, which makes this list extremely difficult to narrow down to 20. Below are this year’s top 20 players in a first-team, second-team and honorable mention. Each team is in alphabetical order except at the top of the first team with Co-Players of the Year Katie Scott and Priscilla Williams.

First Team

Co-Player of the Year: Katie Scott – Carl Junction

STATS: 21.7 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 5 apg, 3.2 spg, 3 bpg, 59% FG, 36% 3-FG
HONORS: Gatorade Player of the Year, Miss Show-Me Basketball, Class 4 Player of the Year, COC Player of the Year
Katie Scott helped lead Carl Junction to an unbeaten record and a final four berth before the season was canceled prior to the final four. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t get the chance to compete for a state championship at the final four, but Scott had plenty of opportunity to showcase her talents. She affected the game in every facet averaging a double-double with 21.7 ppg and 11.4 rpg along with five assists, 3.2 steals and 3 blocks while shooting almost 60-percent from the field. She earned Gatorade Player of the Year and Miss Show-Me Basketball honors in addition to COC Player of the Year. She will continue her basketball career at Drury.

Co-Player of the Year: Priscilla Williams – Branson

STATS: 28.3 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 3.3 bpg, 2.2 apg, 47% FG
HONORS: McDonald’s All-American, Class 5 Player of the Year, First-Team All-COC
Priscilla Williams earned an honor that no other southwest Missouri basketball player, female or male, has ever accomplished: McDonald’s All-American. She is only the fifth Missouri girls basketball player to be named McDonald’s All-American. The first three (Tyra White, Napheesa Collier & Sophie Cunningham) were all drafted by WNBA teams after their college careers. The fourth (Alecia Sutton) just finished a four-year career at Texas where she was All-Big 12 selection in multiple seasons. The Class 5 Player of the Year was a one-player wrecking crew as she outscored at least two opposing teams by herself during the season. That included back-to-back COC games where she scored 44 and 45 points. Williams is a five-star recruit ranked No. 11 in the Class of 2020. She is signed with Syracuse.

MacKenzie Brunson – West Plains

STATS: 15 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg, 3 spg, 50% FG
HONORS: Class 4 All-State, Ozark Conference Player of the Year
MacKenzie Brunson was a consistent force for the 27-2 West Plains girls this season. She did a little bit of everything for the Lady Zizzers as evidenced by her balanced stat line. She was named Class 4 All-State and the Ozark Conference Player of the Year. It is the junior’s second season in a row earning all-state honors.

Karlee Holland – Licking

STATS: 19.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.7 apg, 4.1 spg, 48% FG
HONORS: Class 3 All-State, Frisco League Player of the Year
Karlee Holland has been a star for Licking since day one of her freshman year. Her decorated career includes three straight selections to the Class 3 All-State team. She saved her best for last by leading the Lady Wildcats to the program’s first state title game appearance and a Class 3 runner-up finish. She scored 33 points in the state title game.

Faith Gilkey – Walnut Grove

STATS: 27.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.9 spg, 3.3 apg, 48% FG, 99 made 3-pointers
HONORS: Class 1 Player of the Year, Polk County League Player of the Year
Few, if any, point guards in the area command their teams better than Gilkey. The two-time Class 1 Player of the Year was one of the area’s top scorers averaging 27.9 points per game while grabbing 6.1 rebounds per game as a point guard. She is an offensive force whether attacking the rim or shooting from 3-point range where she hit 99 three-point shots. Defensively, Gilkey had averaged almost four steals per game.

Second Team

Makaiya Brooks – Central

STATS: 24.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.4 spg, 38% FG, 99 made three-point shots
HONORS: Class 5 All-State, First-Team All-Ozark Conference

Allie Clevenger – Clever

STATS: 23.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.8 spg, 48% FG, 70 made 3-point shots
HONORS: Class 3 All-State, First-Team All-Mid-Lakes

Indya Green – Kickapoo

STATS: 16.4 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 2.1 spg, 51% FG
HONORS: Class 5 All-State, First-Team All-Ozark Conference

Kohnnar Patton – Blue Eye

STATS: 21.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 42% FG
HONORS: Class 2 All-State, SWCL Player of the Year

Lacy Stokes – Mt. Vernon

STATS: 22.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.5 spg, 4.1 apg, 45% FG, 53 3-point shots made
HONORS: Class 3 All-State, Big 8 East Player of the Year

Honorable Mention

Kendrick Bailey – Hollister

STATS: 20.5 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.3 rpg, 3.1 spg, 51% FG, 38% 3-FG
HONORS: First-Team All-Big 8 East

Kaemyn Bekemeier – Republic

STATS: 15.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 2 apg, 1 spg, 51% fg
HONORS: Class 5 All-State, First-Team All-COC

Madi Braden – Ozark

STATS: 12.7 ppg, 3.5 apg, 1.8 spg, 1.8 rpg, 45% FG
HONORS: First-Team All-COC

Emma Compton – Strafford

STATS: 9.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4 apg, 44% FG
HONORS: Class 3 All-State, First-Team All-Mid-Lakes

Grace Culver – Hartville

STATS: 24.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg, 54% FG
HONORS: Class 2 All-State, First-Team All-Summit Conference

Cass Cunningham – West Plains

STATS: 15.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.8 spg, 45% FG, 57 made 3-point shots
HONORS: First-Team All-Ozark Conference

Naudia Evans – Waynesville

STATS: 22 ppg, 5 rpg, 2 apg, 3.2 spg, 40% FG
HONORS: Class 5 All-State, First-Team All-Ozark Conference

Claudia Hadlock – Miller

STATS: 13.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.9 apg, 4.7 spg, 40% FG
HONORS: Class 2 All-State, First-Team All-Southwest Conference

Jada Henry – Mansfield

STATS: 20.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 spg, 1.4 apg, 53% FG
HONORS: Class 2 All-State, First-Team All-Summit Conference

Logan Jones – Strafford

STATS: 15.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 45% FG
HONORS: Class 3 All-State, First-Team All-Mid-Lakes