The West made it a clean sweep Monday night in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games at the Greensboro Coliseum. Shaylen Burnett scored 16 points and was named the game's Most Valuable Player as the West beat the East 82-68. Barnett of Southern Alamance, who will attend Elon Unviersity
this fall, went 5-8 from the floor and pulled down eight rebound. Jamie Cherry of West Craven, who has signed with North Carolina, led the East with 24 points.
The West was led by Wilkes Central coach Scott Waugh. He's the third regional coach to led the West since 2012. Laura Foster of Ashe County led the West girls in 2012, Rob Bliss coached the West boys last season.
The West girls broke the game open with a 10-2 run just before halftime. Their lead increased to 20 points in the first five minutes of the second half. Madi Story of Bandys, who will attend Appalachian State in the fall, scored four points for the West.
The East leads the all-time series 21-19.
In the boys game, Jeremy Harris of Greensboro-Page led the way with 24 points. He was 9-14 from the floor as the West beat the East 98-86 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The win by the West evens up the all-time series at 33 wins apiece.
Rawkwon Miller of McDowell and Devonte Fuller of Hickory played for the West. Miller finished with nine points; Fuller played, but was 0-5 from the floor. Ricky Council II of Nothern Durham led the East with 21 points.
Soccer takes center stage this evening. The West girls play the East at 6:30 p.m.; the West boys play the East at 8:30 p.m. Both those games will be played at UNC-Greensboro.
Goalkeeper Quay Mills of Freedom, defender Jesse Herfurth of Hickory and midfielder Alexandra Roarke of St. Stephens will play for the West girls; they will be joined by midfielders Breona Tate and Nina Stapleton of A.C. Reynolds. Defender Christian Patton of Freedom will play for the West boys. He'll be joined by defender Jonah Hodes and forward Austin Stamey of Asheville-Roberson, and midfielder Alex Cabe of A.C. Reynolds.