EAST SWEEPS NCCA BASKETBALL ALL-STAR GAMES
GREENSBORO—The East took both ends of the North Carolina Coaches Association all-star basketball doubleheader at the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday night.
The East All-Stars captured the women’s game 67-60, and then in the men’s contest the East rolled to a convincing 107-84 triumph.
Harnett Central’s DeAnneisha Jackson was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the women’s game as she was one of three East players who scored 12 points to lead the winners.
J’Kyra Brown of Rocky Mount and Mylea McKenith of Durham Hillside also scored 12 points apiece.
Mylia Garner of Jordan-Matthews led all scorers with 16 points for the West, including hitting seven of eight from the foul line. Terri Rogers of Eastern Alamance pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds for the West.
The West had a chance to cut the lead to two with 1:20 to go but failed to convert and then the East stars hit four straight free throws to ice the game.
Tyrone Outlaw of Person scored 16 points and hauled down seven rebounds to lead the East to victory in the night’s second game and earn MVP honors. Devonte Graham of Raleigh Broughton was the high scorer in the game with 20 points and Chapel Hill’s Anthony Van Hook scored 16 points.
The East led 44-36 at halftime and continued to build on its margin.
Sam Hunt of Greensboro Dudley had 18 points to lead the West, while Clay Byrd of East Burke knocked in four three-pointers and added 16 points for the West squad and Mount Tabor’s Deion Robinson scored 15.
The first game in the men’s basketball series was played in 1949 and the women’s series started in 1975.