Butler and Manual star to play in Ky. vs. Ohio All-Star game

Butler’s Molly Lockhart and Manual’s Jaela Johnson will play in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Thomas More College in Crestview, Ky.

Lockhart averaged 12.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and helped guided the Bearettes to a 24-5 record and an appearance in the Sixth Region semifinals. She was also a member of the state title team as a sophomore and last year’s that team that advanced to the state quarterfinals her junior year.

Johnson averaged 17.1 points per game, made 190 of 451 (42.1 percent) from the field including 57 of 193 (29.5 percent) from three-point land. She helped guided the Crimsons to a 22-9 record including their stunning upset win over Sacred Heart in the Seventh Region championship game and an appearance in the state quarterfinals.

Here’s a look at the full team:

Kentucky girls: Mashayla Cecil (Paul Dunbar), Taylor Clos (Campbell County), Anna Clephane (Scott), Emma Davis (Mercer County), Madison Darnell (Russell), Shelby Harmeyer (Simon Kenton), Lexi Held (Cooper), Jaela Johnson (Manual), Molly Lockhart (Butler), Keely Morrow (Bowling Green), Ally Niece (Simon Kenton), Seygan Robins (Mercer County), Mykasa Robinson (Ashland Blazer), Emmy Souder (Mercer County), Mackenzie Schwarber (Campbell County. Head coach: Chris Souder (Mercer County).

Ohio girls: Jasmine Ballew (Lakota West), Jordan Diehl (Springboro), Sophia Fortner (Wadsworth), Tihanna Fulton (Mason), Jasmine Hale (West Clermont), Ally Haar (Lakota West), Hailee Heidemann (McAuley), Naz Hillmon (Gilmour Academy), Lexi Lance (Wadsworth), Allison Mader (Tipp City), Taylor Mikesell (Jackson), Abby Prohaska (Lakota West), Alexis Starks (West Clermont), Bexley Wallace (Pickerington Central), Kayla Whitehead (Pickerington Central). Head coach: Keith Starks (Ursuline).