Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

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Napheesa Collier, Incarnate Word, senior, wing

The three-time Post-Dispatch player of the year, UConn-bound Collier also earned All-American status in her senior season. In leading Incarnate Word to a 29-2 record and its third consecutive Class 4 state title, Collier averaged 26.7 points per game, shooting 70.9 percent from the field. She also amassed averages of 13 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 4.1 steals and 4.1 blocks.

Kacy Eschweiler, St. Charles West, senior, forward

One of the premier post players in the area, Eschweiler averaged 19.2 points for a team that finished 22-7 and advanced to the Class 4 quarterfinals for the first time in program history before falling to Incarnate Word. Eschweiler made 63.7 percent of her shots from the field. The Southern Indiana signee also averaged 9.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 3.5 blocks.

Mackenzie Silvey, Edwardsville, sophomore, guard

Silvey had a big hand in the Tigers' maintaining a lofty status among area teams. Her 14.3 points per game scoring average along with 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game helped the Tigers advance to the Class 4A Super-sectional and finish with a 30- 1 record while maintaining lofty home court and Southwestern Conference winning streaks.

Alecia Sutton, Parkway North, junior, guard

Sutton did it all for the Vikings, who went 25-6 and finished third in Class 5 in the program's first-ever state tournament appearance. Sutton scored in just about every way, averaging 16.1 points per game. The University of Texas recruit also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals. Sutton converted 77.7 percent of her free throws.

Kendra Wilken, Breese Central, junior, forward

Wilken was the centerpiece of the Cougars' 31-4 season and second- place finish in the Illinois Class 2A state tournament. In addition to scoring 38 points in the state tournament games, the DePaul recruit averaged 20. …

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