Prep Girls Basketball

Flanagan's double all-state honor highlights area contingent

Kennedy Flanagan
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Mar. 28, 2019 12:01 am

Kennedy Flanagan earned a rare double-double.

A 6-foot senior forward on the Highland girls basketball team and Western Illinois University signee was the only player in Missouri to garner all-state honors and academic all-state plaudits from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.

Flanagan averaged 18 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots to earn all-state honors in Class 3. She was one of four area players to receive all-state plaudits.

Monroe City senior forward Jada Summers, recently named the Herald-Whig Player of the Year, averaged 22.3 points and 12.1 rebounds to earn all-state in Class 3. Knox County senior forward Sidney Miller was selected in Class 2 after averaging 16.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Canton senior guard Laken Hugenberg averaged 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to earn Class 1 honors.

Only 20 players in each class earned all-state honors.

Flanagan was joined by two area student-athletes on the academic all-state team, which includes 90 players regardless of class. Clark County senior guard Aubry Boulware and Palmyra senior center Audrey Fohey also were named academic all-state.

To be eligible for academic all-state honors, a student-athlete must have a 3.25 grade point average on 4.0 scale and have scored 27 or better on the ACT or 1920 or better on the SAT.

On the boys side, Hannibal guard Dezi Jones and Monroe City guard C.E. Talton were named all-state.

Jones, the 2019 Herald-Whig Player of the Year and Hannibal's all-time leading scorer, averaged 30 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game to earn Class 4 honors. Talton was named to the Class 3 team after averaging 19.8 points, five rebounds and two assists per game.

Quincy University commit Trent Champagne, a 6-3 guard from St. Charles West, was named to the Class 4 all-state team. Champagne averaged 19.1 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.