The Pratt High girl’s basketball capped off the best season in school history with a league title and much respect from the CKL coaches.


The Lady Greenbacks had four selections to the all-league teams, with Aubrey Hoover a unanimous first-team pick, while Cheyenne Eisenhour also made the first team. Dominique Staats and Payton Hoeme were also selected as honorable mentions.


The Pratt High girl’s basketball capped off the best season in school history with a league title and much respect from the CKL coaches.

The Lady Greenbacks had four selections to the all-league teams, with Aubrey Hoover a unanimous first-team pick, while Cheyenne Eisenhour also made the first team. Dominique Staats and Payton Hoeme were also selected as honorable mentions.

Hoover led the team in scoring with 12 points per game while also pulling down five rebounds per game. At 6-feet tall, she was one of the most versatile players on the court in every game she played, finding a niche on the wing with Payton Hoeme and Jenson Maydew anchoring the lane.

“In postseason play, we saw her mature more and more, as she averaged 17 points per game,” said head coach Dean Rausch. “She’s skilled and athletic and at 6-feet tall, she was very hard to defend against – she can shoot over a lot of people.”

Hoover was also named to the Class 4A all-state second team by the Wichita Eagle.

“She has shown improvement throughout her high school career and has the potential to be one of the best that’s ever played the game at Pratt High. She could play at the highest level.”

Coming over from Stafford, Cheyenne Eisenhour stepped into the point guard role for the Lady Greenbacks and did well, leading the team as a ball handler and distributor while also finding her 3-point shot.

“We would not be the team that we were this year without Cheyenne,” Rausch said. “She made our team go. She was extremely competitive, but at the same time, she’s a natural leader. I really appreciated the fact that she was with us her senior year.”

Eisenhour was the team leader in 3-point shooting, with 23 made from long range.

Payton Hoeme made her mark on this team in the lane, using her go-to move – a little fadeaway hook that was almost impossible to stop. She also had range on the outside, stretching the defense. She averaged eight points per game, but led the team in blocks with 43 on the season, nearly two per game.

“She continued to become more and more aggressive in the paint,” Rausch said of Hoeme. “Last year she had a tendency to shoot away from the basket, and she became more physical inside this season. She won the 3-point contest at the Pratt TOC, so we know she can shoot it. She’s still battling some health problems with her shoulder and foot this year, but she made it to the end and did a nice job.”

Dominique Staats was the team’s go-to defender, always drawing the toughest defensive assignment while also serving in a back-up point guard role.

“One of the best defensive players I’ve ever coached is Dominique Staats,” he said. “She also led the team in assists with 1.5 per game. She led the team in steals as well. She always had to guard one of their best – and she wanted to be the one to guard their best. I thought she became a lot better vocal leader this year.

“She’s finally gotten the confidence to step in there and be a vocal leader, and she shot the ball more as well. She’s got one of the prettiest shots on the team, but I think she always thought of herself as a defensive player. She was also a good backup point guard for Cheyenne – which was good experience for her.”