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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Missouri high school athlete of the week for Feb. 14-20. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email

Kendrick Bell, Park Hill boys basketball

Despite a 58-55 loss to Lee’s Summit West last Tuesday, Bell dropped a 23-point, 15-rebound double-double.

Jay Greiner, St. Joseph Lafayette boys wrestling

Greiner, a junior, broke the state’s record for most wins in a season at the MSHSAA Boys State Championships in Columbia. He used a 1-0 decision in the title match to nab his 61st win of the year and his first state championship.

Michael Howard, Plattsburg boys basketball

Howard had a monstrous outing during a 67-32 win over South Harrison with 33 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists and five steals.

India Willis, Macks Creek girls basketball

Willis, a freshman guard, dropped 34 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals during a 69-40 win over Halfway.

Boston Sanders, Odessa boys basketball

Sanders dropped 25 points and five assists during a 53-50 win over Van Horn last Wednesday.

Kadie Rounkles, Tina-Avalon girls basketball

The junior has been a menace in the post this season, and Rounkles picked up her 22nd double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds despite a 53-43 loss to Polo.

Ikenna Ezeogu, Blue Springs boys basketball

Ezeogu had a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds during a 59-49 win over Liberty North last Tuesday.

Isa Odom, Heartland girls basketball

Odom, a freshman guard, had a 14-point, 12-assists double-double during the Mustangs’ 55-44 win over Eagle Ridge Christian.

Emmet Pearce, Barstow boys basketball

Barstow nabbed a 60-38 win over Summit Christian last Tuesday, and it was in large part due to Pearce’s 25 points and six steals.

Addison Brownfield, Boonville girls basketball

Brownfield did a little bit of everything during a 77-74 win over Southern Boone, scoring 29 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

Ade Popoola, Parkway North boys basketball

A 43-point, 12-rebound double-double courtesy of Popoola helped lead Parkway North to a 70-51 win over Clayton on Monday.

Angelina Vargas, Park Hill girls wrestling

Vargas, just a freshman, finished this season with a 41-1 record after winning first place with a 10-2 major decision in the first round of the title match at the MSHSAA Girls State Championships.

Oliver Kokal, Parkway Central boys basketball

Kokal used 26 points and eight rebounds to help will Parkway Central to a 57-36 win over Lutheran South last Tuesday.

Tara Masten, Parkview girls basketball

Masten, just a sophomore, dropped a game-high 36 points to go along with five assists and three rebounds despite an 86-68 loss to Camdenton.

Noah Omondi, Principia boys basketball

Despite a 71-61 loss to the Blue Knights last Tuesday, Omondi had 33 points and four rebounds.

Cierra Smith, Grandview girls basketball

Smith, a senior shooting guard, had 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists during a 63-15 win over Winnetonka.

Connor Turnbull, Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball

Turnbull was eyeing a triple-double during a 61-52 win over Liberty, as he finished with 34 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks.

Wade Stanton, Mid-Buchanan boys wrestling

Stanton entered last weekend trying to defend the state title he won a year ago. He successfully did that, using a first-round fall to take home a first-place medal in Class 1’s 195-pound class.

Nathan Ryan, Troy Buchanan boys basketball

Ryan used 30 points and 11 rebounds to get a double-double and help lead Troy Buchanan to a 65-57 win over Battle last Wednesday.

Alandry Below, Advance girls basketball

Below, a senior, had 30 points and 11 rebounds en route to a double-double during Advance’s 57-44 win over Campbell.

Kyle Phipps, Hillsboro boys basketball

Phipps had one of the highest-scoring games on this week’s list with 40 points and four assists during a 93-26 win over Perryville last Friday.

Nicole Hagerman, Bronaugh girls basketball

Hagerman, a senior guard, had 29 points and 14 rebounds during a 52-48 win over Jefferson Independent day.

Tony Osburn, Mound City boys basketball

Another week, another eye-popping outing from Osburn. He had 40 points and five steals during a 71-46 win over North Andrew.

Kennedi Rowland, Blue Ridge Christian girls basketball

Rowland has used her farewell tour to push the Warriors to a record of 20-2 just before districts, and she had another standout performance with a season-high 24 points, four rebounds and four steals during a 61-5 win over Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis.

Kellen Thames, Pattonville boys basketball

Despite a 63-61 loss to Parkway Central, Thames kept Pattonville in the game with 34 points and nine rebounds.

Destiny Burerge, Carl Junction girls basketball

The junior dropped a team-high 29 points to go along with eight assists and five rebounds during a 62-47 win over Joplin last Tuesday.

Noah Holland, Hillsboro boys basketball

Holland is just half of a Hillsboro duo on this week’s list, and it’s because he had 32 points, six rebounds and five assists during a 93-26 win over Perryville.

Ashlyn Eli, Nixa girls wrestling

Eli used her senior campaign to complete the perfect season, winning the 100-pound class with a 7-6 decision in the title match at the MSHSAA Girls State Championships. Eli finished with a perfect record of 40-0.