Pattonville guard Hannah Fenton (3)

Pattonville guard Hannah Fenton (3) takes the jumper over Westminster's Essence Robertson (21) during the Visitation Invittion Sat. Dec. 17, 2022. Pattonville would defeat Westminster 35-47.

Girls’ basketball season has tipped off, so let’s shine the spotlight on the area’s top girls’ basketball players. 

Megan Aulbert (Lutheran-St. Charles): A 6’2” senior forward who is currently averaging 13 points and 12 rebounds a game. She has signed with Tennessee Tech.

JaNyla Bush (Vashon): A 5’5” junior transfer from Whitfield is one of the top point guards in the state. She has already committed to Missouri State University.

Taryn Blevins (Marquette): A talented 2023 point guard who is currently averaging 12 points, two rebounds and three assists a game.

Chantrel Clayton (Vashon): A 5’7” junior point guard who transferred from Cardinal Ritter. She is a talented offensive player who can score from anywhere on the court.

Brooke Coffey (Incarnate Word): A 6’1” senior forward who is a versatile offensive player. She has signed with Illinois State University.

Julia Coleman (Westminster): A 6’1” senior forward who is currently averaging 12 points and eight rebounds a game. She has signed with Texas State University.

Mariah Dallas (Fort Zumwalt South): A 5’11” 2023 forward who is currently averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds a game in leading the Bulldogs to a 5-1 record.

Annalise Dorr (Parkway South): A 5’8” guard who is a four-year starter for the Patriots. She is an excellent 3-point shooter who is currently averaging 12 points a game.

Shannon Dowell (O’Fallon): A 5’10” senior guard who is currently averaging 22 points a game for the 10-2 Panthers. The Illinois State recruit has scored more than 1,300 points in her career.

Binta Fall (MICDS): A 5’10” senior forward who is now a four-year starter for the Rams. She was an All-Metro League selection as a junior.

Camirah Foster (Hazelwood Central): A talented freshman guard who who is making an immediate impact by averaging 19 points a game.

Raychel Jones (Vashon): A 5’10” senior forward who is currently averaging 18 points a game. She has already signed with UMKC.

Alyssa Lewis (Alton): A talented 5’8” junior guard who is currently averaging 10 points a game for the 10-0 Redbirds.

Alivia McCulla (Parkway South): A 6’2’ senior forward who is a four-year starter for the Patriots. She recently scored her 1,000th career point.

Tkiyah Nelson (Whitfield): A 5’10” senior guard who helped the Warriors to a berth in the Class 5 state championship game. She has signed with Southern Illinois University.

Jaliah Pelly (O’Fallon): An athletic 5’9” senior guard who is averaging 10 points a game for the 10-2 Panthers. She has signed with Indiana State University.

Natalie Potts (Incarnate Word): A 6’2” senior forward who returns after helping to lead the Red Knights to back-to-back Class 6 state championships. She has signed with Nebraska.

Kiyoko Proctor (Alton): A 5’4” sophomore point guard who is currently averaging 13 points a game in leading the Redbirds to a 10-0 start this season.

Kyra Sullivan (Lutheran North): A 5’10” senior forward who is a four-year starter for the Crusaders. She is currently averaging 18 points a game.

Allie Turner (John Burroughs): A 5’8” junior point guard who led the Bombers to their first ever state championship in girls’ basketball. She has already received several Division I scholarship offers.

Hannah Wallace (Cardinal Ritter): A 6’0’ junior wing player who is an elite defensive player who can also shoot the ball. She has received multiple Division I scholarship offers.

Ai’Niya Williams (Cardinal Ritter): A 6’2” junior forward who is one of the top young post players in the area. She is an excellent scorer and rebounder.

Monet Witherspoon (John Burroughs): A 5’7” junior guard who averaged 12 points a game as a sophomore to help the Bombers to the Class 4 state championship last season.

*Visitation Update

The pairings are set for the quarterfinals of the Visitation Christmas Tournament, which will resume on Monday, December 26. It will be No. 4 seed Pattonville vs. No. 5 Civic Memorial at 4 p.m.; No. 1 Incarnate Word vs. No. 8 Cardinal Ritter at 5:30 p.m.; No. 2 John Burroughs vs. No. 10 Parkway South at 7 p.m. and No. 3 Eureka vs. No. 6 Visitation at 8:30 p.m. The semifinals will be on Tuesday, December 27 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The championship game will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at 8 p.m.

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