By Rick Peterson
League champion Highland Park dominates the 2023 All-Meadowlark Conference girls basketball team, with four Scots receiving all-conference recognition and Hi Park earning three of four individual honors.
Scot sophomore Amelia Ramsey was named the Meadowlark player of the year while junior Angelique Gowan-Britt was named the defensive player of the year and second-year Highland Park coach Rob Brown was voted coach of the year.
Highland Park went undefeated in the league and 19-4 overall on the season, qualifying for the Class 5A state tournament for the first time in 11 seasons.
Ramsey was the lone Scot named to the first team while A. Gowan-Britt and sophomore DeAsia Sanders both were second-team honors and junior Se'Ona Gowan-Britt received honorable mention.
ALL-MEADOWLARK CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Dajanae Brown, KC-Schlagle; A'luel Miller, KC-Harmon; Amelia Ramsey, Highland Park; Antil Snoddy, Atchison; Kevionna Dodds, KC-Wyandotte.
Presley Simpson, Atchison; Angelique Gowan-Britt, Highland Park; DeAsia Sanders, Highland Park; Layla Johnsson, KC-Washington; Myleah Brown, KC-Sumner Academy.
Ariana Rivers, KC-Sumner Academy; Dyshay Morgan, KC-Wyandotte; J'Layne Hulse, KC-Sumner Academy; Se'Ona Gowan-Britt, Highland Park; Jaylynn Hunt, KC-Wyandotte; Tyeera Heyward, Atchison.
Player of the year -- Amelia Ramsey, Highland Park.
Newcomer of the year -- Antil Snoddy, Atchison.
Defensive player of the year -- Angelique Gowan-Britt, Highland Park.
Coach of the year -- Rob Brown, Highland Park.