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By Jon Walker

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Missouri high school athlete of the week for Jan. 17-23. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email

Cady Pauley, Milan girls basketball

Pauley had one of the highest-scoring performances throughout the state this season, totaling 53 points in addition to five rebounds during a 72-58 win over South Harrison last Tuesday.

Kort Watkins, Maryville boys wrestling

After entering the MEC Championships with a mere one loss, the junior used three pins and a forfeit to take home the gold medal of the heavyweight class.

Nicole Hagerman, Bronaugh girls basketball

Hagerman dropped a double-double during Bronaugh’s 51-35 win over Northeast last Friday with 27 points and 12 rebounds to go along with seven assists and six steals.

Jordan Fuemmeler, Higbee boys basketball

Fuemmeler has the second-highest scoring total on the boys’ side of this week’s list, dropping 38 points and nine rebounds during a 78-37 win over Braymer last Friday.

Addison Brownfield, Boonville girls basketball

Brownfield was eyeing a quadruple-double during Boonville’s 64-25 win over Marshall, scoring 23 points, grabbing eight rebounds, dishing out eight assists and recording eight steals.

Michael Howard, Plattsburg boys basketball

Howard was nearing a triple-double during a 68-50 win over Northland Christian with 34 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Kadie Rounkles, Tina-Avalon girls basketball

During a 59-50 win over Concordia last Monday, Rounkles paved the way for the victory with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

Coby Williams, Versailles boys basketball

Williams was a part of this week’s high-scoring list, scoring 37 to go along with seven assists during a 101-97 loss to California.

Riah Robinson, Clever girls basketball

Robinson had 25 points and three steals, effectively outscoring the other team during a 76-23 win over Purdy last Monday.

Conner Hof, CBC boys hockey

Hof had 27 shots sent his way during an eventual 0-0 tie with SLUH, and the junior saved every single one of them.

Ayden Shannon, Wellington-Napoleon girls basketball

Shannon, similar to other hoopers on this list, outscored the entire opposing team with a 62-23 win over Oak Grove with a 24-point outing.

Brock Lucas, St. Elizabeth boys basketball

Lucas was the difference for St. Elizabeth during a 76-66 win over Vienna by scoring 30 points to go along with six rebounds.

India Willis, Macks Creek girls basketball

Willis led Macks Creek to a 64-16 victory over Climax Springs with 28 points, seven rebounds and six steals.

Nick Kramer, SLUH boys basketball

Kramer led SLUH to a 56-49 win over Soldan last Wednesday by scoring a team-high 22 points.

Allie Turner, John Burroughs girls basketball

Turner was crucial toward John Burroughs’ 69-48 win over Lutheran South last Friday, scoring 20 points in a game that the Bombers won by 21.

Libby Brewster, Francis Howell girls basketball

Brewster dropped a team-high 28 points and grabbed three rebounds during a 52-43 win over Holt last Tuesday.

Andrew Young, Marquette boys basketball

The Marquette girls have a star, and so do the boys. Young dropped 34 points and had eight rebounds during a 70-55 win over Vianney last Wednesday.

Tara Behnam, Kirkwood girls basketball

Behnam notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds during a 56-49 win over Oakville.

Caleb Walker, Eugene boys basketball

Walker continues to dominate for Eugene, this time dropping a 25-point, 15-rebound double-double during a 73-61 win on Tuesday.

Ellie Paloucek, Webster Groves girls basketball

Paloucek accounted for more than 30 points during a 51-50 win over Park Hill South, scoring 26 of her own while dishing out a pair of assists.

Frank May, Lutheran St. Charles boys basketball

May accounted for at least 32 points during a 72-65 win over Lutheran North by scoring 24 of his own and dishing out four assists.

Jasmine Gray, Pattonville girls basketball

Gray was effective on both ends during a 64-37 win over McCluer North last week, scoring 22 points and tallying four steals.

Connor Turnbull, Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball

Turnbull has been dominant for North this season, and that didn’t change any last week. He had 35 points and 13 rebounds to go along with eight blocks during a 62-50 win over Washington.

Grace Restovich, Visitation girls basketball

During Visitation’s 54-41 win over Nerinx Hall, Restovich had 19 points and five assists.

Katie Baumgartner, Marquette girls basketball

Baumgartner was a huge part as to why Marquette nabbed a 47-44 win over Westminster last Wednesday, tallying a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds.

Corbin Axtell, Grundy County boys basketball

Axtell had 22 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double during a 71-47 win over East Harrison last week. Axtell had six steals, too.

Kendra Swope, Francis Howell North girls basketball

During a 62-46 win over Parkway North last Wednesday, Swope had an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Kate Eisenbeis, Crystal City girls basketball

Eisenbeis had a game-high 24 points during Crystal City’s 51-41 win over Oak Ridge last Tuesday.

Alivia McCulla, Parkway South girls basketball

During a 61-30 win over Seckman last Tuesday, McCulla led the way with 21 points and seven rebounds.

K’dyn Waters, Neosho boys basketball

Waters willed Neosho to a 77-71 win over Willard with a 30-point, 10-rebound double-double last Monday.

Kiley Durchardt, St. Joseph’s girls basketball

Durchardt had 18 points to go along with five rebounds during a 55-20 win over Lely (Fla.) last Monday.

Kaitlyn Patke, Borgia girls basketball

Patke was a key piece in Borgia’s 59-44 win over St. Dominic last Monday by scoring 17 points, recording seven steals and grabbing six rebounds.

Jason Piwowarczyk, Fox boys hockey

After allowing Fort Zumwalt South to come back from a three-goal deficit, Piwowarczyk nailed a game-winning goal with 56 seconds left to defeat Zumwalt South 6-5.