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Blue Springs' Jayla Cornelius voted SBLive’s Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (1/8/2024)

She received more than 55 percent of the total votes

Congratulations to Blue Springs girls basketball player Jayla Cornelius, who was voted the SBLive Missouri High School Athlete of the Week for December 25-31.

She received more than 55 percent of the total votes cast for the week.

Cornelius, a senior, scored her 1,000th career point for the Wildcats in a 51-40 loss to rival Blue Springs South.

Truman girls basketball player Layla Scott finished second in the voting after receiving more than 24 percent of the votes.

• Check out our Missouri Athlete of the Week page

PREVIOUS WINNERS: Laquey's Alexis Shelton (Dec. 11-17), Pembroke Hill's Holly Woods (Dec. 4-10), Raytown South's Jayla McClinton (Nov. 27-Dec. 3), Kearney's Casey Rooney (Nov. 20-26), Hillsboro's Payton Brown (Nov. 13-19), Logan-Rogersville's Stewart McDonald (Nov. 6-12), Marquette's Robert Williams (Oct. 30-Nov. 5), St. Pius X's Justin Lehn (Oct. 23-29), Portageville's Jamarion Smith (Oct. 16-22), Lutheran North's James Bryant (Oct. 9-Oct. 15), Incarnate Word Academy's Sammi Bergjans (Oct. 2-Oct. 8), St. Joseph’s Academy's Paige Jackson (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), Oakville's Nina Cillo (Sept. 18-24), Grain Valley's Ty Williams (Sept. 11-17), Oakville's Amelia Wiesler (Sept. 4-10), Christian Brothers' Cole McKey (August 28-Sept. 3), St. Pius X's Elena Ruble (August 21-27).

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- Nate Latsch | | @SBLiveMiz