Several area players compete in 20th annual event.
Several area players competed in the 20th annual Gerald A. Pilz & Friends All-Star Basketball Games, held Saturday on the campus of College of the Ozarks.
The contest featured some of the top senior prep players in southwest Missouri from the 2013-14 school year.
In the Pilz girls' and boys' all-star games there are three girls' teams and three boys' teams - the red squad, white squad and blue squad. Each team played a 20-minute half against each of the other two. The team with the best record wins. In case of a tie, the champion is the team with the most net-points.
The white team captured the boys’ team title, beating the red team 43-34 and the blue squad 42-35. Members of the white team included Rolla’s Damaris Facen and St. James’ Addison Conway. The white team’s Javyn Johnston, who will be attending College of the Ozarks, was the boys’ Most Valuable Player, scoring 21 points.
The red squad won the girls’ all-star title, beating the white squad 23-18 and topping the blue squad 28-13. Former Dixon all-stater Mattie Whitaker and Camdenton’s Abby Moulder were area players on the red squad. Heather Harman, who will play at Drury University, scored 18 points for the red team to earn MVP honors.
White 43 Red 34
Blue 40 Red 39
White 42 Blue 35
Red 23 White 18
Red 28 Blue 13
White 30 Blue 21
White Team: Javyn Johnson, Drexel, 21; Chaz Glotta, Fort Zumwalt North, 21; Cody Allhands, Ash Grove, 15; Addison Conway, St. James, 6; Blake Woods, Hollister, 6; Christian Mitchell, Blue Eye, 5; Tyler Clinton, Willow Springs, 5; Isaiah Daniels, Branson, 4; Damaris Facen, Rolla, 4.
Blue Team: DaQuan Ervin, Branson, 21; Darren Dickey, Iberia, 14; Wes Middleton, Nixa, 10; Quinten Davidson, Forsyth, 9; Corbin Medley, Rogersville, 8; Andy Wenger, Hollister, 6; Jacob Wade, Strafford, 3; Jake Hood, Licking, 2; Justin Sloan, Crocker, 2.
Red Team: Cody Geiger, Republic, 18; Dylan Bekemeier, Republic, 14; Chase Hoffman, Republic, 9; Logan Middleton, Nixa, 9; Canyon Smith, Republic, 7; Ben Loge, Ava, 6; Noah Nelson, Ozark, 5; Austin McClenathan, Blue Eye, 4; Chad Sturdefant, Seymour, 2.
Red Team: Heather Harman, Walnut Grove, 18; Mason Bovard, Ava, 9; Mattie Whitaker, Dixon, 6; Lexi Harman, Walnut Grove, 6; Angie Allen, Nixa, 5; Abby Moulder, Camdenton, 3; Madison Wells, Nixa, 2; Makenna Smith, Marshfield, 2.
White Team: Maddie Johnson, Ash Grove, 14; Lakin Simmerman, Ash Grove, 11; Sarah Cook, Seymour, 7; Maddie Hursh, Chadwick, 6; Sydney Shepherd, Branson, 5.
Blue Team: Alexa Beck, Skyline, 12; Amanda Rowden, Strafford, 6; Krista Gideon, Skyline, 6; Madison Collier, Rolla, 4; Shelby Roberts, Bolivar, 4; Jenna Clements, Strafford, 2.