High School Sports

April 5, 2014

The Star’s All-Metro girls basketball team

Here are the top 20 high school girls basketball players in the Kansas City area, as judged by The Star’s high school staff.
ALL-METRO GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM FIRST TEAM
Imani Johnson Lee's Summit North senior

The school's all-time leading scorer led the Broncos to the Missouri Class 5 state championship game. She averaged 17.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest and will attend Southeast Missouri State.

Tyler Johnson Leavenworth junior

A Division I recruit, Johnson led the Pioneers to a 24-1 record and the Kansas Class 5A state championship with 15.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. She shot 65 percent from the field and was selected state championship MVP.

Becca Jonas Truman senior

After spending the offseason working to become a more versatile player, Jonas posted 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Patriots, who lost only three games over the past two seasons. She will play at Drake.

Monique Townson Staley senior

One of the best pure scorers in the area, Townson topped 30 points four times en route to averaging 25 points and seven rebounds. She signed with Arkansas Little Rock.

Tia Weledji St. Thomas Aquinas senior

The two-time Eastern Kansas League MVP averaged 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Saints this season, while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc. She will play at Princeton.

SECOND TEAM
Marleah Campbell Shawnee Mission West senior
Kylee Kopatich Olathe South junior
Tristen McFeders Bishop Miege sophomore
Kristen Murphy Notre Dame de Sion senior
Aries Washington North Kansas City senior
HONORABLE MENTION

Raven Bunn, Fort Osage, senior; Kionna Coleman, Lawrence, senior; Jenny Dwyer, St. James Academy, junior; Abby Hix, Truman, senior; Paige Imhoff, Smithville, senior; Meagan Paul, Kearney, senior; Bria Pierce, Blue Valley North, senior; Madison Piper, Lawrence Free State, freshman; Brenni Rose, SM Northwest, sophomore; Samantha Roy, Park Hill South, senior

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