Posted On: 11/4/18 10:26 AM

As we start off our previews of the Mississippi Valley conference I am going to preview the top players first and then finish off with my predictions of All Conference, MVP and the order of finish of the teams. So, to begin with we explore the top returning scorers in the conference .Who are those players that will provide the scoring and make the key baskets this year?

  • The top returning scorer in the conference is Sophomore Clare Breden of Jerseyville. Clare had an extremely consistent first year by scoring in double figures in all but three games and she was named Honorable Mention IBCA All State after averaging 17.8 points per game. Breden shows the ability to score at all 3 levels despite her 5’5 frame. She hit 68 three pointers, but is also great at getting into the lane and scoring or drawing fouls. She was able to make 89 free throws at over 77% which makes her very tough to guard. Clare was able to really solidify her status as a top scorer by getting Highland for 39 in a double overtime win late in the season.
  • Another guard to watch is Highland's Ellie Brown. Ellie is a 5’5 Guard that

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