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.”
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.”
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.”
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
Fr – Andrew Dalton – Ava
Sr – Andrew Holden – Mtn. View
Sr- Dylan Massey – Mtn. Grove
Sr- Ayden Stone – Thayer
Sr – Ryan Cawvey – Willow Springs
Jr- Blake King – Ava
Sr- Dawson Hiler – Mtn. Grove
Sr- Jordan Shults – Salem
Jr- Clayton Moore – Houston
Sr- Braden Hufstedler – Thayer
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
Sr- Piper Francis- Liberty
Jr- Kaitlyn King- Liberty
Sr- Julie Stone- Thayer
Sr- Angela Sorrell- Thayer
Sr- Taylor Norris- Salem
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
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