Area Three Rivers League hoops standouts honored

Several area high-schoolers were recognized by the Three Rivers League coaches for their prowess on the basketball court.



March 9, 2022 - 3:56 PM

Sean Hurst was a unanimous first-team pick for All-Three Rivers League.

Sean Hurst and Janae Granere meant a little bit of everything to their respective teams on the basketball court in 2021-22.

As such, Hurst, a senior at Yates Center, and Granere, a sophomore at Marmaton Valley, were named unanimous first-team selections to the All-Three Rivers League squad.

Also earning first-team honors was Crest High senior Ethan Prasko.

“Sean was the total package this season,” Yates Center head coach Jeremy Neville said. “He was the hardest working and most coachable kid on the team from the first day that I started coaching at Yates Center.  He improved every year and built himself into the special talent that he is now.”

Hurst averaged 16.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Wildcats (14-7). He shot 54% from the field and 76% from the free throw line.

Marmaton Valley’s Janae Granere was a unanimous first-team selection for the All-Three Rivers League girls team.

On the girls’ side, Marmaton Valley’s Granere also became her team’s leader at both ends of the court, leading the Wildcats in scoring at 17 points a game, while racking up 2.66 steals and 2.1 assists per contest. She shot 42% from the field and 73% from the line.

“She had a great year,” MV head coach Becky Carlson said. “She averaged 17 points per game, even though most teams were keying on her.”

But Granere was equally as valuable on the defensive end, usually tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best offensive players.

“She had a lot of responsibilities,” Carlson said. “Not to take anything from the rest of the girls. Janae has a gift for scoring. She can get to the rim and score.”

Crest High’s Ethan Prasko was a first-team honoree for All-Three Rivers League.

Meanwhile, Prasko also took on the scoring responsibilities for the Lancers, averaging 9.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest. He also averaged 1.5 steals and a block per contest, while shooting 53% from the field for the Lancers (11-9).

Area Three Rivers League basketball honorees for 2021-22 are, clockwise from upper left, Quincy Adams, Marmaton Valley, second team; Morgan Collins, Yates Center, second team; Keaton Davis, Crest, honorable mention; Aly Ard, Marmaton Valley, honorable mention; Lindsey Godderz, Crest, honorable mention; Stetson Setter, Crest, honorable mention; Jayston Rice, Yates Center, honorable mention; McKenna Hammond, Crest, honorable mention; Dylan Drake, Marmaton Valley, honorable mention.

SECOND team honors went to Marmaton Valley’s Quincy Adams on the boys’ side, and Yates Center’s Morgan Collins for the girls.

Adams averaged 11.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest for Marmaton Valley (6-12).

Statistics for Collins weren’t available. Yates Center’s girls wound up with a 5-16 record.

EARNING honorable mention were Jayston Rice of Yates Center. He averaged 3.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and one steal a game.

Crest’s Stetson Setter (5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals) and Keaton Davis (8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 assists) also received honorable mention, as did Marmaton Valley’s Dylan Drake (5.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals).

GIRLS earning honorable mention were Marmaton Valley’s Aly Ard, (5.9 points, 6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists) as well as Lindsey Godderz and McKenna Hammond from Crest. Their statistics weren’t immediately available. The Lady Lancers went 2-18 this season.