Four Rivers Conference Preview
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Prep Girls Hoops Missouri continues its preseason previews with a look at the Four Rivers Conference. This particular area of the state has been producing excellent girls basketball players and teams for decades and this year is no exception. New…
Prep Girls Hoops Missouri continues its preseason previews with a look at the Four Rivers Conference. This particular area of the state has been producing excellent girls basketball players and teams for decades and this year is no exception.
New Haven advanced to the Final Four of the Class 2 state tournament last season while St. James won a district championship in Class 4 to follow up on their Final Four appearance in 2022. Union and Owensville will field strong teams that are led by head coaches who were very successful with boys teams and are now on the girls’ side. Union is led by second-year coach Brian Karvinen, who had a very good run with the boys at Confluence. John Van Leer takes over the girls program at Owensville. He had a very successful run with the boys at Pacific.
(Owensville): A 5’7 2024 guard who was a First Team All-Conference selection who averaged 17 points, four rebounds and three steals as a junior. She has committed to Columbia College.
(Union): An athletic 5’9 2025 guard who impacts the game at both ends. She averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 rebounds in earning All-Conference honors as a sophomore.
(St. James): A 5’10 2024 forward who was an All-Conference selection last season. She averaged 11.6 points in leading St. James to a district championship.
(Hermann): A 5’10 2025 wing player who is a matchup problem with her perimeter skill set and physical strength. The young lefty averaged 13 points and six rebounds as a sophomore.
(Owensville): A 5’6 2025 guard who returns after averaging 11.8 points, five rebounds and four assists a game as a sophomore.
BEST OF THE REST
Kelsey Brake 5’5 Union
Mya Minor 5’5″ Union
5’7″ St. James
Aubri Meyer 5’11” New Haven
Macy Bader 5’6″ Hermann
Fallyn Blankenship 5’4″ Union
, St. James
Alayna Lagemann 5’11” New Haven
Kennedie Witthaus 5’3″ Hermann
Payge Kemnitzer, St. James