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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (3/4/2024)?

Candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week are nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced the following week. If you would like to nominate an athlete in the future, please email


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Keylie Beane, Lathrop girls basketball

The senior guard scored her 1,000th career point during a 52-32 win over Trenton in a Class 3 playoff game on Monday.

Addison Bjorn, Park Hill South girls basketball

The sophomore tied the school record in rebounds in a game with 20 in a victory over Liberty on Monday, tying the mark set by Alecia Westbrook. She also added 24 points in the 54-45 win. Later in the week, she had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-72 win over Liberty North.

Chloe Bukowsky, Southern Boone girls basketball

She passed April (Ash) Smith for the most single-season points in the school’s history with 543 after Monday’s game. She had 24 in the win against Blair Oaks.

Lauren Choate, Carthage girls basketball

The junior had a game-high 20 points in a 59-43 win over Lee’s Summit West on Monday in a Class 6 District 6 game. It was the first win for the Lady Tigers’ program in a district game since moving to Class 6.

Alex Couch, Liberty North girls basketball

The sophomore scored a school-record 39 points in a 74-72 loss against Park Hill South on Friday in a district showdown. The previous record of 31 was set in 2011.

Paige Fowler, Lift For Life Academy girls basketball

She was a perfect 10-for-10 from the field and had 21 points and added 19 rebounds to help the Lady Hawks beat Vashon, 74-70, in a district championship game on Friday.

Autumn Gunter, Norwood girls basketball

She had at least four points in every quarter and accounted for a game-high 22 points to help Norwood beat Crocker, 65-47, on Monday

Jacie Gavisk, Walnut Grove girls basketball

The Lady Tigers got a game-high 23 points in a 66-25 win over Thomas Jefferson on Monday in a Class 1 sectional game.

Blayne Harris, Jackson boys basketball

The senior hit all 13 free throws — including 8 for 8 in the fourth quarter, in a 62-55 win over Lindbergh on Saturday in a Class 6 District 1 game on Saturday. He finished with a team-high 23 points, while adding five assists and four rebounds.

Isaia Howard, Plattsburg boys basketball

One of the most decorated players in MSHSAA history, Howard scored 39 points in his final game on Saturday, a 68-67 loss to Weaubleau. That gave him 3,001 points in his career.

Neveah Lucious, Cape Girardeau Notre Dame girls basketball

The sophomore set a new school record for the Bulldogs with block No. 88 of the season in a win against Kennett on Wednesday in a Class 4 District 1 game. She broke the previous mark held by Jane Morrill of 87, which stood since 2008.

Alex Mattson, Platte Valley boys basketball

The mascot-less co-op between South Nodaway and Jefferson picked up a win on Tuesday, 69-59, over South Holt. The senior had a game-high 33 points in the victory.

Mariah Mayfield, Hannibal girls basketball

She junior hit a school-record seven 3-pointers — and finished with 27 points — in a 64-51 win over Warrenton on Wednesday in a Class 5 District 4 game.

Ava McCulla, Parkway South girls basketball

The junior recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 72-39 loss to Waynesville on Feb. 28.

Cruz Navarro, Fort Osage boys basketball

In a Class 6 District 7 clash with Columbia Hickman, the senior had a game-high 31 points but his Indians came up short, 67-57 on Thursday.

Landon Pace, St. Louis University High boys basketball

The captain had 17 points and accounted for the game-winning points for the Jr. Bills in a 49-46 win over Oakville on Thursday.

Morgan Ross, Centralia girls basketball

She surpassed the 1,000-point mark in a 51-39 win over South Shelby on Saturday, sending her program to the final four for the first time in school history. Earlier in the week she had a team-high 17 points in a 56-48 win over California on Monday.

Jake Stellwagen, Montgomery County boys basketball

He had 18 points in a playoff win over Versailles, 56-40, on Wednesday. On Saturday, he surpassed the 2,000-point mark in his career by scoring 13 points in a 42-40 win over Priory.

Dawson Stewart, Weaubleau boys basketball

The senior forward hit a buzzer-beater to help the Tigers beat Plattsburg, 68-67, on Saturday. He finished with 17 points in the Class 2 quarterfinal game.

Trey Taylor, William Chrisman boys basketball

During a 54-42 win over Lincoln College Prep in the Class 5 District 8 Tournament on Feb. 29, he surpassed the 1,000-career point mark.

Dakota Troost, Boonville boys basketball

The Pirates beat Southern Boone County on Thursday in a district semifinal game and the Central Methodist football signee led the team with 22 points.

Ta’Veaion Washington, Glendale boys basketball

The senior had 24 points in his final game and that gave up 1,016 in his career — good for 15th all-time in Falcon history.

Ainaya Williams, Cardinal Ritter girls basketball

The 6-foot-1 senior, who is headed to Southeast Missouri State, scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in the Lions’ 83-43 win over Clayton on March 1.

Dontrez Williams, Sikeston boys basketball

The Bulldogs got a pair of double-digit scoring games from the Abilene Christian signee. He had 32, tying a season-high, in a 90-35 win over North County on Thursday in a Class 5 District 1 playoff game. He followed up with 15 in a 82-61 win over Poplar Bluff on Saturday.

Cody Yates, Kingston boys basketball

He scored 27 points in a class 3 playoff victory against Jefferson (Festus), 54-42, on Wednesday. That lifted Kingston in the quarterfinals for the first time ever.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS: Villa Duchesne's Grace Kraeger (Feb. 12-18), Versailles' Ryder Williams (Feb. 5-11), Springfield Central's Tyrique Brooks (Jan. 29-Feb. 4), Versailles' Ryder Williams (Jan. 22-28), Lee’s Summit West's Logan Bishop (Jan. 15-21), Liberty North's Kennedy Herrig (Jan. 8-14), Smithville's Noellie Parrott (Jan. 1-7), Blue Springs' Jayla Cornelius (Dec. 25-31), 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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