Muddy River Showcase Spotlight: Highland’s Ansley Bringer

Ansley Bringer

Highland senior Ansley Bringer averaged 15 points per game and collected 90 steals last winter. | Photo courtesy Mathew Kirby

The Muddy River Showcase featuring 40 of the area’s top senior basketball players from Illinois and Missouri takes place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center. The girls game begins at 4 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

EWING, Mo. — Ansley Bringer’s game wasn’t limited to one position, one style or one skill.

Simply put, the Highland senior basketball player did it all. She scored in the paint and played through contact. She scored off the dribble and off pull-up jumpers. She scored from the perimeter. And she guarded whoever needed stopped.

No wonder she was a two-time first-team All-Clarence Cannon Conference selection and a first-team KHQA All-Do or Die pick. Bringer averaged 15 points per game, got to the free-throw line 114 times and shot 75 percent from the charity stripe and was responsible for 90 steals.

Her talents weren’t limited to the hardwood either. Bringer was part of Highland’s state medal-winning 4×200 relay team last spring, and at the Class 2 District 3 track meet last week, she finished third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the triple jump to help the Cougars win the district title.

She succeeds in the classroom as well, carrying a 3.825 grade point average.

Bringer will represent Highland on the Missouri squad for the second Muddy River Showcase, taking place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center.

Here are six things you should know about Ansley Bringer:

Where you plan to go to college: Culver-Stockton College

What you plan to study: Marketing and graphic design

Reason you wear your number: I wear No. 11 because my dad wore it in high school and each of my siblings wore it, too.

Favorite high school basketball memory: Scoring my 1,000th point.

Best piece of advice you have ever received: “Make your free throws” from my dad.
Best advice you’d give younger teammates: Work hard and never give up.

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