Five members of the 1,000-point club – including two who achieved that total last season – comprise the MAAA Large-School basketball boys First Team this year.
Seven players from across the conference became repeat First Team choices as postseason honors were officially released by vote of the coaches on Wednesday.
North County senior Hayden Sprenkel ascended to second place on the MAAA boys career scoring list with an unofficial total of 2,279 points, and averaged 25.8 per game this winter.
He is joined by his cousin and Farmington senior Brendon Hardy on the First Team, along with Central senior Wade Scherffius, Potosi junior Noah Jacobsen and Ste. Genevieve senior Gabe Greminger.
Hardy helped the Knights capture the MAAA Tournament title. Scherffius battled through injuries for the Rebels, who claimed the regular-season conference and Class 3, District 3 championships.
Farmington junior forward Tycen Gray headlines the Large-School Second Team. He averaged a double-double and remains on pace to become the programs’ all-team scoring leader.
Small-School boys champion West County picked up four Small-School selections, led by senior guards Noah Vinson and Reid Pratt on the First Team.
The other three First Team nods went to leading scorers from their respective schools – Bismarck senior Hunter Drake, Kingston senior Cole Ragan and Arcadia Valley freshman Carter Brogan.
Drake moved past 1,000 points early this season before suffering a knee injury in February. Ragan was 10 points shy of that plateau, but has the second-highest total in the Cougars’ archive.
Nate Kinnard and Hayden Roney are Second Team selections for the Bulldogs.
Central swept through the MAAA Large-School division and tournament championship, while putting together an impressive 19-game win streak.
Seniors Skyler Amonette and Caitlyn Holmes have been fixtures in the Lady Rebels’ steady success, and are among six players from the program to reach 1,000 points over the past four years.
Four-year varsity guard Alyson Tucker of Farmington joins the Central duo on the Large-School girls First Team, along with Ste. Genevieve senior and reliable double-double threat Avery Reed.
Sophomore forward Kayleigh Winch of North County completes that group after lifting the Lady Raiders to 18 victories and their first district championship since 2015.
Senior forward Makayla Moise is the lone First Team recipient from Small-School girls champion Arcadia Valley, which increased its regular-season conference win streak to 30 games.
Valle Catholic guard Sydni Basler and Valley guard Lexie Black are repeat selections. Both are departing their respective schools with more varsity points than anyone else.
Second-place West County picked up two of the five First Team choices with forwards Dori McRaven and Allee Drennen making the cut.
McRaven and Brogan were the only freshmen landing First Team status.