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Nixa's Clark and Ozark's Foley named All-COC First Team for second time this school year


Nixa’s Norah Clark and Ozark’s Jordyn Foley have earned the rare distinction of receiving an All-COC First-Team honor in multiple sports.

Clark and Foley are on the All-COC Girls Basketball First Team, after also being named First-Teamers in the fall.

Foley was the COC Player Of the Year while headlining the All-COC Softball First Team.

Clark was on the All-COC Volleyball First Team.

The rest of the First Team on the hardwood are Carl Junction’s Destiny Buerge and Kylie Scott, Republic’s Kaemyn Bekemeyer, Carthage’s Kianna Yates and Webb City’s Sami Mancini.

All the First Teamers are unanimous selections except for Foley.

Carl Junction breezed through the COC undefeated.

Buerge and Bekemeier were tabbed co-Players Of the Year. Bekemeier was the Player Of the Year last season, when Nixa won the conference championship. Two years ago, Bekemeier was also the Player Of the Year when Republic won the COC title.

Buerge, Bekemeier, Scott and Yates were also on the First Team last season.

Clark’s senior season numbers included a 16.9 scoring average on 46 percent shooting from the field. In the Lady Eagles’ two District games, she scored 52 points, including 27 in a semifinal loss to Kickapoo.

Foley scored 33 points in Ozark’s two District games, including 19 in an opening-round win versus Glendale.

Nixa sophomore center Laila Grant didn’t start for the Lady Eagles, but was selected to the Second Team, as was Ozark senior center Alexis Soloman.

Grant averaged 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds a game.

The rest of the Second Team is made up of Willard's Kailyn Washington, Repubic's Misora Nambara, Neosho's Karlie Ellick, Webb City's Kate Brownfield and Branson's Taylor Foster.

Nixa guard Lily Mahy and Ozark guard Molly Rushing received honorable mention recognition.

Mahy averaged 8.1 points and 2.6 assists a game.

Rushing and Nixa’s Brooke Teter are on the All-Defensive Team.

Teter topped Nixa with a 4.9 rebounding average.

Carl Junction's Brad Shorter is the Coach Of the Year.