PINEVILLE — Gamers change yearly, however the Louisiana Excessive Faculty Basketball Coaches Affiliation’s All-Star basketball video games are all the time about three issues for Louisiana’s greatest seniors – enjoyable, competitors and influence.
The West All-Stars tick all of the containers by sweeping the East roster within the boys’ and women’ showcase video games performed Saturday at Louisiana Christian’s HO West Discipline Home.
Within the women, the duo of Paris Guillory of St. Louis and Mikaylah Williams of Parkway led the West to an 88-63 victory. The West gained the boys’ recreation 102-88, with Port Allen’s Isaiah serving to Howard lead a fair assault that canceled out a game-high 20 level by Zachary’s Brandon Hardy for the East.
“I actually loved it,” mentioned Mikaylah Williams, who signed with LSU in November. “I’ve performed with Paris, Makaylah (Manley) and Areil (Williams), so it’s simply been about having enjoyable with my family and friends who’re right here proper now.”
Williams, Guillory and Lafayette’s Chrysta Narcisse began the women’ recreation in a tie and had no hassle getting the West on tempo within the first 5 minutes – leading to a 37-13 lead after the primary quarter.
Whereas East St. John’s Jasmine Matthews held the East crew on their technique to an MVP nod with 15 factors, Guillory and Williams mixed for 35 factors for the win and co-MVP honors for the West. Louisiana Tech signing Guillory posted a game-high 20. Donaldsonville’s Janae Southall added a ten for the east.
The boys’ recreation was nearer early on however the West finally parted methods as 10 gamers scored within the first half to take a 47-37 lead.
The West continued to disperse issues within the second half with 12 scorers, however Howard completed the sport as MVP with eight factors and two essential 3-pointers.
Hardy, a UL signee, earned the MVP of the East. Hahnville’s Cam Lumar led the West Boys by 13 factors.
The sport was a candy finale for Hardy, whose season ended when the LHSAA disqualified Zachary and Liberty from the playoffs after a struggle broke out throughout their recreation in District 4-5A.
“I used to be simply excited to play,” Hardy mentioned. “I misplaced my season in February so I used to be excited to play for the state once more. I used to be again on the pitch after our season (ended). I simply stayed within the fitness center.”
Within the second yr, there was a 3-point contest between the highest shooters in every area at halftime for each video games.
Elizabeth “Libby” Thompson, the senior of Ponchatoula, was the women’ 3-point champion whereas Jalen Brown, a sophomore of Avoyelles constitution, gained the boys’ competitors.