High School Sports

Former Truman standout Becca Jonas named Missouri Valley Conference newcomer of the week

Former Truman High School standout Becca Jonas hasn't required much of a learning curve in her first year of Division I college basketball.

Jonas, a freshman at Drake, was named the Missouri Valley Conference newcomer over the week after scoring a career-best 22 points in a 76-72 win against Northern Iowa. She also tied a career high with 13 rebounds in the game.

The Star's reigning All-Metro girls basketball player of the year, Jonas is second on the team and 10th in the conference in scoring (12.9 points per game) and fourth in the league in rebounding (7.9 per game).

Drake's leading scorer is former Blue Springs star Lizzy Wendell, who is averaging 22.3 points per game on 50.4 percent shooting.

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