The 5-foot-10 junior had a strong showing in the Bixby Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. In three games, Cook had 31 points and 51 rebounds for coach Renee Temple’s team. The junior is helping lead a young Lady Falcons team that lost all of its letterwinners from last season.
West Plains senior
The Lady Zizzers earned three wins last week, topping Salem, Jefferson City and Mountain View-Birch Tree Liberty. As usual, the Harding (Ark.) University signee led the way, as the 5-foot-7 senior averaged 30.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 7.0 steals per game.
Velliquette swept matches last week in duals against Willard and Reeds Spring, including a 24-second pin that was his 100th career victory. After being ranked No. 1 in the state by MissouriWrestling.com, the 126-pounder proved his worth by going 6-1 in the Kansas City Stampede, including a win against longtime rival Noah Teaney of Oak Park.
The 6-foot-5 big man continued his strong start to the season for the Kickapoo boys’ basketball team. Last week, Ward had 42 points and 26 rebounds combined in two games: A win against Branson and a loss to Ozark. For the season, Ward is averaging 16.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
* Tritton Barnes, Branson, wrestling
* Kallie Bildner, Waynesville, basketball
* Hunter Bishop, Spokane, basketball
* Michah Foote, Kickapoo, wrestling
* Roy Hulland, Branson, wrestling
* Toshua Leavitt, Nixa, basketball
* Shade Piper, Hartville, basketball
* Nate Rodriguez, Neosho, wrestling
* Dakota Triplett, Golden City, basketball