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Oak Ridge basketball’s Reagan Howe headlines postseason honorees

Oak Ridge girls basketball junior forward Reagan Howe was named all-district a third time and earned all-conference in two different conferences for the second time this winter. Photo by Nick McNeal

Oak Ridge’s boys and girls basketball teams both had two players garner all-district and all-conference following the 2023-24 season.

Taking home Class 1 District 1 All-District accolades for the third consecutive season for the Bluejays girls team was junior forward Reagan Howe. She also earned Scott-Mississippi and BCS Tri-County all-conference honors for the second year in a row.

To do so, Howe stuffed the state sheet all season and finished with team-high averages of 16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.8 steals per game. Reagan also registered 1.5 assists each contest while having 14 double-doubles and 11 20-point outings.

Howe eclipsed 1,000 career points this winter and currently sits at 1,314 with one more season to go.

Also picking up all-district and all-conference in both conferences as well like Howe was fellow junior guard Madyson Ruehling, who finished with an average of 8.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

These two helped Oak Ridge break its single-season win record of 10 by finishing at 16-10 overall. On top of that, the Bluejays reached the Class 1 District 1 Championship game for the first time, were the BCS Tri-County Conference Tournament runner-ups and took fifth in the Scott-Miss Conference Tournament.

In districts, the Bluejays fell to Class 1 third-place Delta (30-2) for the Bobcats to win a fifth-straight district championship.

Oak Ridge’s boys seniors Ty Wilson and Konnor Hobeck garnered Class 1 District 3 All-District and Scott-Miss All-Conference honors. Both Hobeck and Wilson reached 1,000 career points and led the Bluejays to reach the district championship game.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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