HHS basketball players, from left, Clayton Moore (second team), Kyler Ramsey (honorable mention), Jaden Stell (honorable mention) and Hannah Dzurick (honorable mention) were named to the all-SCA team.

Four Houston High School basketball players were honored for standout seasons with selections to their respective all-conference teams.

Junior Clayton Moore was named to the boys’ second team in the South Central Association. Teammate Kyler Ramsey received honorable mention.

On the girls’ team, sophomore Jaden Stell and freshman Hannah Dzurick both were named honorable mention.

Moore, who was also a second team selection his sophomore season, led the Tigers 17 points per game and made a team-best 82 3-pointers. He shot 77.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Moore was Houston’s most consistent scorer, reaching double figures in 23 of the team’s 28 games. He scored a career-best 40 points in November at Cuba.

“Clayton had an outstanding year for us,” Tigers coach Rod Gorman said. “He will be one of the premier players in our league next year.”

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Houston junior Clayton Moore shoots over Licking’s Kaden Quick in the second half of a home game inside Hiett Gymnasium. 

Ramsey, also a junior, led HHS with 4.7 assists per game as the team’s starting point guard. He also averaged 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.

“He is the glue to our team,” Gorman said. “Kyler was hampered by injuries again but put together a solid season.”

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Houston junior Kyler Ramsey uses a screen from teammate Dakota Burchett in the first half of the Tigers’ game against Cabool.

Stell, a point guard, was the Lady Tigers’ leading scorer at 12.8 points per game on 42-percent shooting, including 39 percent from downtown. She made a team-best 65 3-pointers.

“I watched her grow up through the season and really start to embrace her role on our team,” Houston coach Jim Moore said. “She works hard, she is passionate about the game and she is a competitor. We need more of that going forward into next year.”

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Houston sophomore Jaden Stell pushes the ball down the court in the first half of the Lady Tigers’ game against Cabool.

Dzurick earned a spot on the varsity roster her first high school season, including a handful of starts. She averaged 8.8 points per game along with 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals. She shot 40 percent from the field and 70 percent at the foul line.

“Hannah has a solid freshman season,” Moore said. “Yes, there were games that she showed her youth, but she also had games where she played like an upper classman. When she plays with confidence, she can have a huge impact on a game.”

Thayer’s Ayden Stone was named the boys’ SCA player of the year. Matt Pitts, of Thayer, was named the coach of the year.

Liberty’s Piper Francis was selected the girls’ SCA player of the year. Liberty’s Eli Ernest was the coach of the year.

2019 all-SCA boys’ team

First team

Fr – Andrew Dalton – Ava

Sr – Andrew Holden – Mtn. View

Sr- Dylan Massey – Mtn. Grove

Sr- Ayden Stone – Thayer

Sr – Ryan Cawvey – Willow Springs

Second team

Jr- Blake King – Ava

Sr- Dawson Hiler – Mtn. Grove

Sr- Jordan Shults – Salem

Jr- Clayton Moore – Houston

Sr- Braden Hufstedler – Thayer

Honorable mention

Jr- Kyler Ramsey – Houston

Sr- Brodyn Kenaga – Mtn. View

Sr- Bryce Lauderdale – Mtn. Grove

Jr- Reese Dodson – Salem

Sr- Dylan Spencer – Thayer

Jr- Zach Stretch – Mtn. View

So- Jayce Haven – Thayer

Fr- Owen Duddridge – Willow Springs

Fr- Scottie Osborn – Willow Springs

Jr- Zach Beller – Cabool

Jr- Nate Swofford – Ava

2019 all-SCA girls’ team

First team

Sr- Piper Francis- Liberty

Jr- Kaitlyn King- Liberty

Sr- Julie Stone- Thayer

Sr- Angela Sorrell- Thayer

Sr- Taylor Norris- Salem

Second team

Sr- Ashton Bewley- Ava

Jr- Katlynn Ellison- Cabool

Jr- Tessa Duddridge- Willow Springs

Sr- Sydney Miller- Willow Springs

Jr- Alisha Condos- Mountain Grove

So- Shelby Coursey- Thayer

Honorable mention

So- Rylee Stell- Houston

Fr- Hannah Dzurick- Houston

Jr- Kinley Richards- Liberty

Sr- Kamryn Gastineau- Liberty

Sr- Lauren Mendel- Ava

Fr- Hailey Shannon- Cabool

So- Alyssa Von Allman- Willow Springs

Sr- Tommi Gardner- Mountain Grove

Fr- Bella Jadwin- Salem

So- Madyson Kerley- Thayer

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