Changes in this years field will ensure that a new champion is crowned at the Jerseyville girls tourney. CM will not be there to defend the title and Brussels is out too. They are replaced by Alton Marquette and Triad.…
Changes in this years field will ensure that a new champion is crowned at the Jerseyville girls tourney. CM will not be there to defend the title and Brussels is out too. They are replaced by Alton Marquette and Triad. There looks to be real parity in this years field.
In pool A you have Triad, McCluer North, Alton and Carrollton. McCluer North comes in 7-0 and Carrollton is 9-5. Triad and Alton both have losing records at 3-7 and 3-6. This pool should be very interesting with Carrollton facing much bigger schools. McCluer North is from the Missouri side so the only common opponents to other teams would be Granite City. With Granite still struggling to win games it is hard to measure the lopsided wins multiple teams have had against them. So, we are not really sure what the North Stars have. It should be wide open.
In pool B you have the host, Jerseyville, Taylorville, Calhoun and Alton Marquette. Taylorville has played a very tough schedule that brings them in at 4-8. The Lady Tornadoes have a strong team and cannot be judged by that record. Alton Marquette is a very young team that has recent wins at home against Calhoun and Jerseyville. No doubt both of those teams will come looking for revenge.
Top Prospects to watch for are:
- Clare Breden Jerseyville 2021 guard
- Abby Manns Jerseyville 2020 guard
- Hannah Krumwiede Carrollton 2019 guard
- Laila McNeal Alton 2019 guard
- Ivoree Lacey Alton 2020 post
- Samya Johnson McCluer North 2021 forward
- Michelle Owens McCluer North 2020 guard
- Heather Rood Triad 2019 guard
- Alyssa Powell Triad 2022 forward
- Sophie Lorton Calhoun 2019 guard
- Emily Clowers Calhoun 2021 post
- Adrenna Snipes Alton Marquette 2022 guard
- Abby Williams Alton Marquette 2022 wing
- Kamryn Fandrey Alton Marquette 2022 guard
- Natalie Snyder Taylorville 2019 guard
- Haylee Sagle Taylorville 2021 forward
- Taylor Sagle Taylorville 2019 forward
- Ava Uhles Carrollton 2021 forward
This should be a fun tourney. With pool play games all day Thursday and Friday there will be some fun matchups. Teams will be forced to play two games in a day so we will see how their depth and conditioning hold up. There are some proven scorers to see in Breden, Snyder, Lorton and Krumwiede. In addition there are young players trying to prove they can handle the pressure in Powell, Haylee Sagle, Uhles, Johnson and Snipes. With such an even tourney it will be interesting to see who can get on a roll.