MYRTLE BEACH, SC—The North Carolina teams swept both ends of the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic doubleheader against their counterparts from South Carolina last weekend.
The North Carolina all-stars had no trouble in the women’s game, rolling to a whopping 103-61 victory with five players scoring in double figures.
Paris Kea of Greensboro Page was the North Carolina Most Valuable Player, as the Vanderbilt signee led the winners with 28 points. Jamie Cherry of West Craven, who will be attending the University of North Carolina, added 21.
Jazmine Jones of West Forsyth added 13 for North Carolina while East Rutherford’s Rachel Camp scored 12 and Antaijah Easter of Bandys scored 10.
North Carolina raced to a 59-32 halftime advantage, shooting 54.8 percent from the floor in the opening half.
Darlene Joyner of Northwest Guilford was the head coach of the women’s team and Tracy Taylor of Fayetteville Seventy-First served as assistant coach.
The men’s game saw Clayton star and Cincinnati signee Gary Clark earn MVP honors for North Carolina as the Tar Heel contingent scored a 102-90 victory over South Carolina.
Clark scored 21 points, pulled down seven rebounds, blocked three shots and had a steal.
Northern Durham’s Ricky Council II also had 21 points while North Forsyth’s Kedrick Flomo, headed to Appalachian State, added 20 and Gabriel DeVoe of Shelby tallied 18 points.
Mike Absher of Davie was the men’s head coach, assisted by Steve Robinson of Wallace-Rose Hill.
The 17th annual all-star games were played at Socastee High School, while the dunk and slam-dunk contests were held the day before the games at Myrtle Beach High.