North Carolina High School Athletic Association

West Sweeps Pair In N.C. Coaches Association All-Star Basketball

         GREENSBORO—The West All-Stars swept a pair of games from their counterparts from the East in the North Carolina Coaches Association basketball all-star games at the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday night.

         The West women took an 82-68 triumph while the West men downed the East 98-86.

        The opening game saw the West women assume command with a 9-0 run late in the first half after trailing 17-16 after one quarter. The West pushed the advantage to as many as 20 points in the second half.

         Shaylen Burnett of Southern Alamance was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, as she scored 16 points, pulled down eight rebounds and handed out seven assists. She is headed to Elon University.

         Cameron Nieters of Bishop McGuinness, who is headed to Harvard, and Myers Park’s Saadia Timpton each scored 13 points, while Malaya Johnson of North Surry scored 12, hitting six of six from the floor,  and Sheridan Pressley of Pisgah added 10. Johnson will attend Elon.

         Jamie Cherry of West Craven, a University of North Carolina recruit, led the East with 24 points, including hitting five shots from beyond the arc. Fayetteville E.E. Smith’s Alecia Hardy scored 13.

         In the men’s game, the West held a 49-40 advantage at halftime before the East rallied to cut it to two late in the third quarter.  The West responded and moved to a 17-point advantage, and the East could get no closer than six at 92-86 with 1:25 to play.

         Greensboro Page’s Jeremy Harris led the way for the winners, scoring 24 points on nine of 14 shooting from the field, and he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

         James Tillman of Kings Mountain scored 16 and Weddington’s Brandon Watts 14, including three three-pointers, for the West.

         Ricky Council II of Northern Durham was the top scorer for the East with 21 points.  Deshawn High of Bunn added 15 and Dante Battle of Rocky Mount scored 13.