Written by Mike Kelly
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:21
The East All-Stars captured both ends of Monday night's North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star basketball games at the Greensboro Coliseum. The East girls, led by Most Valuable Player,
Deanneisha Jackson of Harnett Central High School, the East defeated the West, 67-60.
Jackson, Mylea McKenth (Durham-Hillside) and J'Kyra Brown (Rocky Mount) all had 12 points a piece. Mylia Garner (Jordan Matthews) led the West with 16 points; Kenya Hailey (Southeast Guilford) had 12. Imani Williams of Freedom finished with four points.
Terri Rogers (Eastern Alamance) of the West was the leading rebounder with 13 boards; Ryan Flowers (Raleigh-Millbrook) pulled down 12 rebounds for the East. Amber Fox of Freedom coached the West all-stars. The East has won two of the last three games and leads the all-time series, 21-18.
The East defeated the West 107-84 in the boy's game. The East led 43-36 at halftime and broke the game open in the second half. It was 70-56 after three, and a 36-point blitz in the fourth quarter put the contest out of reach.
Devonte' Graham (Raleigh-Broughton) led five players in double figures with 20 points to pace the East. Sam Hunt (Greensboro-Dudley) led the West with 18 points; Clay Byrd of East Burke had 16 points in the loss. The West outrebounded the East, 50-41. Jared Hendryx (Durham-Jordan) led the East with eight rebounds; Deion Robinson (Mount Tabor) led the West with eight boards; Demarcus Sanford (Garner) had six assists for the East.
Rob Bliss of Fred T. Foard coached the West all-stars, and the East takes a 33-32 lead in the all-time series. The loss also snapped the West's two-game winning streak.
Tyrone Outlaw of Person High School was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Outlaw finished with 16 points. He was 7-10 from the floor, and 2-2 on three-point attempts. Outlaw's father, Tyrone, was named the game's MVP in 1995.
The NCCA East-West Senior All-Star Games for the boys and girls take place tonight at UNC-Greensboro. Macy Franklin and Caroline Holmes of St. Stephens, and Sarah Henson of Hickory will play for the West girls. Holmes was a late addition when Brandi Aray of Cornelius-Hough dropped out. Carlos Sevilla of Hickory will play for the West boys.
The girl's game begins at 6:30 p.m.; the boy's game kicks off at 8 p.m. The East leads the boy's series, 9-8-4; the West leads the girl's series, 9-6-6. The East-West girls played to a 1-1 tie last season; the West won the boy's game, 3-2.