The Jefferson County Athletic Association has announced its 2021 Small-School All-Conference basketball teams.
The big news is that Herculaneum senior Paige Fowler is the league’s player of the year for the third straight year.
One of the Blackcats’ all-time leading scorer lead her to team to another conference championship while also leading the team in scoring and assists.
Cats head coach Riley Blair was also named JCAA Small-School Coach of the Year.
Fowler is joined on the all-conference first team by fellow Herky senior Emily Wiese, St. Pius Lancers senior A.J. Agers, Crystal City Hornets senior Annie Waites and Grandview Eagles sophomore Anna Belle Wakeland.
The Jefferson Blue Jays headlined the second team with seniors Laney Smith and Catryn Cattoor.
They’re joined by St. Vincent Indians senior Genevieve Lipe, Herculaneum junior Macey Pilliard, and St. Pius sophomore Riley Cappozzo.
After helping her team reach a district championship game, Crystal City sophomore Molly Clemmons was named honorable mention all-conference, alongside St. Vincent senior Mary Schwartz and juniors Colleen Flanagan of St. Pius and Natalee Moore of Grandview.
Player of the year honors for the boys went to Crystal City senior guard Donovan Tullock, after he averaged better than 20 points per game and lead the Hornets to the Class 2 District 4 championship.
St. Vincent head coach Bruce Valleroy was named the conference’s coach of the year, as he guided the Indians to another league title.
Tullock is joined on the all-conference first team by Jeffferson senior Colby Ott, St. Pius junior Nate Ruble and St. Vincent seniors John Wibbenmeyer and Phil Ernst.
3 seniors made the second-team all conference in Crystal City’s Carson Short, St. Pius’ Zander Parson and Herculaneum’s Isaiah Bracey. Bracey is joined by junior teammate Dallin Fuller, as well as Grandview junior Chase Wilson.
Honorable mention honors went to St. Vincent junior Evan DeWilde; Jefferson juniors Drew Breeze and Colton Richardson; and St. Pius seniors Michael Bollinger and Chase Marnin.