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Remembering Larry Culberson, Our Friend, and HUGE supporter, and man amongst men, YOU will be missed


2017/2018' s Take 3rd at Prime Time National Championships - July 27-31 Dallas, TX

  Five days of Basketball is always fun, especially when you are at Nationals! The Heat played 7 games total leading to the 3rd place win, Going 6-1 with the only loss by only 2 points. 

   In Pool play, the Heat played Texas DFW Diamonds Diamonds and defeated them, 67-46,then on to defeating the El Reno Lady Storm, 74-57,  and then DTA 28-46,winning their pool easily.  Then in to playoffs, defeating the Monroe La, Lady Lions, after fouling out 2 Heat players and another 2 with 4 fouls each, still pulled off the 62-59 win.

  Quarter Finals included the Arkansas Lady Bears, and the Heat defeated them 48-40. 

  The Semi- Final Game was between the West Texas Breeze which was a very talented team. The lead in this game went back and forth all game. In the end, we missed a couple of valuable free throws, and tied up the ball, hoping to get it back, but instead they called a foul and the game was over.  It was the best game we had all tournament for both teams, but unfortunately, it was the semi-finals and not the Championship game, and ended at 49-51 in Breeze's favor.

  This sent the Heat the 3rd place game vs the DFW Diamonds, the team that we had already played and beat in pool. We were a little more warn out this time,  but still pulled off the 3rd place win, while the Breeze easily topped the Armoured Elite in the Championship game, 41-25.

   We are proud of our girls. They are super talented, unselfish, hardworking athletes that play very well together.  

  This team is comprised of 4 -2017's and 4 -2018's. 



Congrats to Baylee and Janet for making the All tournament team

Baylee Bilyeu  and Janet Garrett both made the All Tournament team at USJN Battle at the Border in Kansas City - June 4-5-th, 2016

3rd-4th Grade Brings home 3rd at Show-me Games & Named Springfield Fieldhouse League Champs!

 Congratulations to the 3rd-4th grade Sho-me Heat team that placed 3rd at Show-me Games in July.







Congrats to Payton for being selected to the Magnificent 11 -  in the Winter Preview Magazine of the Ozarks!



Congrats to RaShawna and Payton for being named to the 2015 Meltdown All Tournament Team!

Congrats to Payton and Kiarra for being name to the All Tournament Team at 2015 USJN Tourney in St. Louis!

Congrats to Payton and Baylee for being named to this list

   The Name of the list is 

  2014-15 All-Mohawk Hashtag Girls All-Stars  

 You can Read the Article here

Corri Hamilton (Sho-me Heat Alumni) named to ALL AMERICAN TEAM


  KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2014-15 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America Teams Wednesday. Junior Corri Hamilton of Columbia has been named to the honorable mention squad.

Hamilton, a Fulton, Mo. native, started 29 of 30 contests for the Cougars during the season and led the team in both scoring at 14.9 points per game and rebounds with 7.9 per game. Corri closed out the season with 448 points scored while shooting 49 percent from the field and 71 percent from the charity stripe.  The junior tallied 226 rebounds and ranks sixth in the nation in offensive rebounds per game with 4.4. She also collected seven double-doubles and dished out a career high 49 assists.  Hamilton's career assist total was at 53 before the start of her junior campaign. Hamilton finished the season with 744 career points scored, 412 rebounds, and 102 assists. She was an Academic All-AMC recipient and first Team All-AMC selection this year as well.

Payton Curley and Baylee Bilyeu  make the 2014 Meltdown MVP list

Congrats to Sho-me Heat members Payton and Baylee  of Salem who made the 2014 Meltdown MVP list. With over 100 teams competing at the 2014 Meltdown - most of which were High School teams, 8th grader Baylee, and 9th grader Payton, made the list of only 24 girls athletes to make the list of elite athletes.  This list is voted on by participating team coaches, and appointed current and former college athletes and coaches. 

Congratulations girls - we are proud of you!

Congratulations to Sho-me Heat Alumni Jessica Keller - New Columbia College Head Coach! ....Now Illinois St. Assistant!

Sho-me Heat member - Nina Kizzee make the MVP list at Elite event.

 8th Grader Nina Kizzee makes the MVP list at the 2013 Meltdown - Branson, MO.

   With 100 teams competing at the 2013 Meltdown - most of which were High School teams, 8th grade Point guard,  Nina Kizzee of Waynesville (Sho-me Heat) makes the list of only 27 girls athletes to make the list of elite athletes.  This list is voted on by participating team coaches, and appointed current and former college athletes and coaches. 

Congratulations Nina - we are proud of you!


Shelby sets scoring record at UCM

  Shelby sets record at UCM ! 


Shelby Winkelmann named MIAA Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Freshman guard Shelby Winkelmann was honored as the MIAA Player of the Week on Monday, after a record-setting performance against No. 21 Emporia State.

The Rhineland, Mo. native scored 42 points in the win over the Lady Hornets, recording the third-highest point total in UCM history. She also set a new Jennies' freshman scoring record, and set a new mark for the most points by a Jennie in the Multipurpose Building, which dates back to the 1976-77 season. She also earned her second career double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds against the Lady Hornets.

In the road loss to No. 17 Fort Hays State, Winkelmann nearly recorded a double-double, picking up eight points and seven rebounds.

The Player of the Week award is the first career honor for Winkelmann, and the second for a Jennies player this season. The Jennes are back in action December 18 and 19, when they travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to take on Dixie State (Utah) and Academy of Art (Calif.).


Shelby Winkelmann named Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Yet another Heat member named Missouri's Gatorade Player of the year - Go Shelby!


CHICAGO (March 10, 2011) — In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Shelby Winkelmann of Hermann High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Winkelmann is the first Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Hermann High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Winkelmann as Missouri’s best high school girls basketball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award announced in March, Winkelmann joins an elite alumni association of past state girls basketball award-winners, including Candace Parker (2001-02, Naperville Central HS, Ill.), Diana Taurasi (1998-99 & 1999-00, Don Antonio Lugo HS, Calif.), Maya Moore (2005-06 Collins Hill HS, Ga.), Rashanda McCants (2004-05, Asheville HS, N.C.), Shyra Ely (1999-00, Ben Davis HS, Ind.) and Lisa Leslie (1988-89, Morningside HS, Calif.)

The 5-foot-9 senior guard led the Bearcats to a 22-5 record entering the first round of the Class 3 state tournament against Skyline, scheduled for March 9. Entering the state postseason, Winkelmann was averaging 28.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.3 steals per game while posting a 59.0 field-goal percentage. A three-time returning Class 3 All-State selection as named by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, she averaged 27.6 points per game as a junior, 28.5 as a sophomore and 21.3 as a freshman. Winkelmann owns the Four Rivers Conference career scoring record and ranked fourth in Missouri history at the time of her selection.

Also a volleyball standout, Winkelmann has maintained a 4.28 weighted GPA in the classroom and ranks No. 1 in her graduating class. She serves as vice president in Hermann’s senior class and the Distributive Education Clubs of America chapter as well as secretary of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter. In addition to donating her time as a youth basketball and volleyball instructor and referee, Winkelmann has volunteered locally on behalf of a food pantry, her church, A-Plus Tutoring, the Special Olympics and Young Achievers International.

“While Shelby’s stats are very impressive, it is her attitude, character and work ethic that truly set her apart,” said Hermann Head Coach Todd Anderson. “Shelby is the ultimate student-athlete. She is ranked No. 1 in her class, excels on the court and is very involved in other clubs and organizations in our school and community. She approaches practice the same way she does games—with an all-out, maximum effort. She is a tremendous role model for our younger athletes. Shelby’s stats speak for themselves, as she is an extremely talented basketball player, but they give you a very limited view of the overall quality of the individual.”

Winkelmann has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at the University of Nebraska this fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by ESPN RISE and the Gatorade high school sports leadership team, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Winkelmann joins recent Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Players of the Year Jazmin Hitchens (2009-10, Incarnate Word Academy), Katherine Harry (2008-09, Rock Bridge), and Kathleen Scheer (2007-08, New Haven) among the state’s list of former award winners.

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          Three DU Women’s Basketball Players Voted to All-SBC Team
Updated: Thursday 03/03/2011 09:08:53 (ET)
by Denver Athletics
NEW ORLEANS - University of Denver junior Kaetlyn Murdoch (Temple, Texas) and seniors Britteni Rice (Pampa, Texas) and Brianna Culberson (Jefferson City, Mo.) were honored by the Sun Belt as All-Conference selections the league office announced today.

"Having three players named to the All-Conference team is a great testament to how far our program has come," said head coach Erik Johnson. "Each of these three players embodies the unselfish team attitude that has made us successful. I'm so proud that they are being recognized for their efforts. All three are very deserving of this honor."

Ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the conference in field-goal percentage, Murdoch is shooting a team-best 59.6 percent from the field this season. She leads the Pioneers and ranks third in the conference with 16.3 points per game, and ranks ninth in the Sun Belt with a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game. She leads the conference and ranks 35th in the NCAA with 2.1 blocks per game, and her 84.4 percent accuracy from the free-throw line ranks third in the SBC and 40th nationally. Murdoch became the 20th Pioneer to score 1,000 career points when she recorded 20 points in a win over UTEP on Dec. 22. She was named SBC Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 30 and SBC Player of the Week on Jan. 10.

Culberson ranks second on the team and is tied for sixth in the Sun Belt with 14.3 points per game, and ranks 26th nationally and fifth in the conference in field-goal percentage on 53.6 percent from the floor. She leads the conference in free-throw percentage with an 86.3 percent mark from the line. Culberson became the 21st Pioneer to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 23 when she scored 23 in a win over Middle Tennessee. She was named SBC Player of the Week on Dec. 7 and again on Jan. 24.

Rice ranks third on the team and ninth in the conference with 13.9 points per game. She is second in the Sun Belt and 11th in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage with a 44.8 percent mark from beyond the arc. Rice became the 19th Pioneer in program history to score 1,000 career points on Dec. 11 in a win over San Jose State. She was also named SBC Player of the Week on Nov. 23.

On the season, Denver ranks No. 7 in the nation and No. 1 in the conference in field-goal percentage, shooting 46.5 percent from the floor. Denver is also 28th nationally and first in the Sun Belt with a 46.5 three-point field goal percentage.

Denver heads to Hot Springs, Ark., this weekend for the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Championships. The Pioneers earned a No. 2 seed and will have the first-round bye at the tournament. Denver will face the winner of the North Texas vs. Western Kentucky game on March 6 in the Convention Center at 11:15 a.m. MT in the quarterfinals.


Chastity Reed (UALR, Sr., F)

Kaetlyn Murdoch (Denver, Jr., F.)

Ebony Rowe (Middle Tennessee, Fr., F)

Anne Marie Lanning (Middle Tennessee, Sr., G)

Arnika Brown (WKU, Sr., F)


Shanika Butler (UALR, Sr., G)

Britteni Rice (Denver, Sr., G.)

Brianna Culberson (Denver, R-Sr., F)

Jerica Coley (FIU, Fr., G)

Mercedes Johnson (Louisiana-Lafayette, Jr., F)


Shay Scott (Arkansas State, Sr., F)

Denetra Kellum (North Texas, Sr., G)

Donette McNair (Troy, Sr., F)

Christian Shelter (South Alabama, Sr., F)

Amy McNear (WKU, Sr., G)

Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year

Chastity Reed (UALR, Sr., F)

Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Shanika Butler (UALR, Sr., G)

Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year

Ebony Rowe (Middle Tennessee, Fr., F)

Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year

Joe Foley, UALR



Clink on the link for updates on Kelsey Luna @ Indiana State

She now holds the 3 point record at Indiana State as well.


Jessica Keller - Racking up the 2009 NCAA HONORS!

2009 Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU JESS!

Congrats to Payton and Baylee for being recognized here

  2014-15 All-Mohawk Hashtag Girls All-Stars 

Here is the link to the article  Read story here


After 13 NCAA regulation time and ruled games in 6 days, the Heat fought their way to the top to the Championship game at the AAU Junior Olympic event on Monday, Aug 2nd against the Indiana's Finest. The Heat who had won their way back from an earlier defeat by the Kansas Belles, came back to not only beat the Kansas Belles and send them home, they also met and defeated, Team North Carolina - 3 time returning AAU Junior Olympic Champs, the Dominos, seeded 2nd in the event, numerous time AAU Champions, The local Mo-valley Phantoms twice to keep them out of the Final Four, and many other great and well respected National Teams. The Sho-me Heat even beat the only undefeated team in the Event = the Indiana's Finest in the Championship game. But due to the fact that this was a double elimination bracket, and the Finest first loss, the Heat had to play them again two hours later,(for the 3rd game of the day). The Finest overcame the first loss, and beat the Heat by 9 in the Final.
Front Row l-r Jessica Keller (Quincy Univ); Brianna Culberson(Denver Univ signee):
Kelsey Luna(Indiana State signee): Kendra Lewis (UMR) Jennifer Bowen(N. Florida);
Back Row l-r Brandi Tipton(Ole Miss);MacKenzie Stirmlinger(Iowa St signee);
Rachel Pierson (Iowa St)Felicia Chester(Depaul).

Sho-me Heat takes Bronze at 2003 Show-me Games 19 & over!

The Sho-me Heat 18U team went to the Show-me State Games, Aug 1-3rd, and played in 19 over Division I, with mostly College Teams. The team went 4-1 for the weekend, with the only loss being to Columbia College, who went on to the to win the Championship game, beating Southwest Baptist University. The HEAT tied for 3rd, along with the Tigers (Mizzou), both taking home the Bronze (because they did not let us play it out). Colleges represented at the games were, Lindenwood, Culver-Stockton, Hannibal La-Grange, Maryville University, Central Methodist College, NWMSU, MVC, SLU & WashU. Some teams were mixtures of College Athletes. The Final Eight out of 29 teams were: Sho-me Heat, Drury, Columbia College, CMSU, William Woods, C.O.P.S, SBU, & Tigers. Congrats to the Heat, who within one weeks period, went 9-1!!   

The Sho-me Heat Elite went to Waterloo, Ia, July 25-27, 2003 and went undefeated (5-0)in the Annual NCAA certified Cedar Valley Shootout. They played Rutgers Prep from New Jersey, the New Jersey State Champs, Clinton Queens out of Iowa, Herzogz Hoopstarz, Waterloo, and Iowa Select. Congratulations on a job well done! Congratulations to Hayley Leake and Kelly Reinkemeyer who made the ALL Tournament Team!!!!


Sho-me Heat represents Missouri at 2002 Junior Olympics!

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2002 Sho-me Heat competes at Junior Olympics at Knoxville, Tn. The team made it to the Sweet Sixteen(9th!!!!). Way to go girls!

Sho-me Heat Wins Gold at State Games of Americas Nationals!
The Sho-me Heat 18U Girls Basketball team won the State Games of America National Tournament Aug 10th-12th at Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Ill. The Heat went 5-0 and topped the St. Charles Flames 79-57 in the title game. The Heat defeated teams from Ia, Ill, Ca, Wis, and Mo to win the Title.

2001 National 18U AAU - 3rd Place Team!

Back Row L-R
Chinenye Okafor(Yale Univ), Cassandra Michalek, Adrianne King(SBU), Hope Hunt(Drury), Magen Brunson(Drury), Jill Curry(Drury), Hannah Kirk(MSU), Front Row L-R
Nicole Lehman(MSU), Kari Koch(MSU), Kendra Snyder(Evansville), Ezi Okafor(Stanford).




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