The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 3, 2013

Burgess chosen to all-state team

From staff reports

— Junior guard Michaela Burgess of Webb City is a first-team selection on the Class 4 girls all-state basketball team, which was released Wednesday by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

 The Cardinals finished 25-6 and advanced to the state tournament championship game before losing to undefeated Incarnate Word.

Also earning first-team laurels were senior Silas Smith of Nevada (Class 4 boys) and Krishna Merriman of Pierce City (Class 2 girls). Pierce City went 22-8 and is eighth in the final state poll.

The Class 3 boys second team included Seneca senior Kyler Ng and Mount Vernon sophomore Chandler Myers.

Mackenzie Farmer, also a sophomore from Mount Vernon, made second team on the Class 3 girls team.