Scott County Central pair leads list of local all-state basketball players

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Scott County Central seniors Dominique Porter and LaMarcus Steward led a list of nine local basketball players who were awarded all-state honors by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Porter and Steward recently led the Braves to their third consecutive Class 1 title and were awarded first-team status, while their coach Kenyon Wright was named the Class 1 coach of the year after leading Scott County Central to a 22-10 record.

Central senior T.J. Tisdell was selected to the first team in Class 5, Scott City senior Katie Hogan was chosen first team in Class 3, while Meadow Heights senior Erin Bollmann was named first team in Class 1.

Porter led local boys in scoring with 23.8 points per game. Porter, a 5-foot-11 forward, led the Braves in rebounding with 4.5 boards per game.

Steward averaged 13.8 points and 5.9 assists as the Braves' point guard.

Tisdell, a 6-6 forward, averaged a double-double with 19.7 points and 12.6 rebounds.

Hogan, a 6-2 center, averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 12.3 rebounds.

Bollman, a 5-9 forward, was the top scorer among local girls with 26.3 points per game.She also averaged 8.7 rebounds and 7.4 steals.

Honored with second-team status were Meadow Heights senior Whitney Welker in Class 1, Scott City senior Zach Cotner in Class 3, Notre Dame senior Nathan Meystedt in Class 4 and Jackson senior Dru Haertling in Class 5.

The Scott County Central boys topped the final rankings in Class 1 as expected. Meadow Heights' girls, who lost to New Haven in the sectional round, were ranked fifth in the final Class 2 girls poll with a 22-5 record.

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