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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Hatchett, Howard named to all-state team

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dexter's Flannigan also named in Class 4

COLUMBIA -- The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association recently unveiled their selections for the 2011 Coaches All-State team.

Among the array of talent, there are numerous local players who made the cut.

The Sikeston Bulldogs received two nods in Janeil Hatchett and Darryl Howard in Class 4.

Hatchett led the Bulldogs with a 12.1 points per game average. He also had 6.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

Howard averaged 11.7 points, 4.3 steals and 3.4 assists per game.

Both Hatchett and Howard were key components in Sikeston's first-ever state basketball championship this year.

Dexter senior Alan Flannigan also made the Class 4 team with 22.5 point per game clip to go with 12.5 rebounds a game.

Sophomore Brittany Harris, also from Dexter, made the girls squad averaging 20.2 points for the Lady Bearcats who won their first district championship since 2009.

In Class 3, the Charleston duo of Greg Tucker and Jerry Carter made the list.

Tucker led the Bluejays, who took third place in the 2011 Show-Me Showdown, with a 20.3 points per game average as well as 5.5 rebounds per game. Carter added 14.4 points per game and was a 42 percent 3-point shooter.

Scott County Central's Otto Porter headlined the Class 1 squad. The 6-9 senior averaged 29.5 points and 12.6 rebounds a game all while helping the Braves to their third-straight Class 1 state championship.

Scott Central senior guard Stewart Johnson and senior forward Trey Johnson also made the team. Stewart Johnson scored 13.7 points a game as well as 7.1 assists. Trey Johnson averaged just under seven points and five rebounds.

Richland senior Ryan Kleffer ended his last year with the Rebels with an average of 28.4 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The senior scored over 1,500 points in his career.