An end of season All Star event that coaches locally have been pushing for past few years was finally put together by Coach Antoine Horton, the Athletic Director of Olmsted Academy North and South Middle. So from all the parents, players, coaches, and those involved we just want to say Thank you Coach Horton.
The game was on Thursday, February 19th at Iroquois High School at 4:30pm.
It featured a matchup of the players from the North-West Districts vs South-East Districts.
It really turned out to be a great success in year one with lots of kids participating and a nice crowd for an early game time.
We are all hoping this turns into a yearly end of season event. As it continues to grow and showcase our top JCPS 8th grade talent. The game was played with two 15 minute halves.
The game started out with a very nice flow so fans got to see lots of the public school talent on display in this All Star game.
At halftime they did a 3 point contest, each squad picked 5 kids each. They got a total of 25 shots, with 5 shots from each spot from around the floor.
The winner was Diamond Roach of Westport Middle making 12 of 25.
In the 2nd half, the North-West squad began to pull away and had a 15 point lead by mid-2nd half. But South-East stormed by late in the half to tie the game at 48 and from that point on it a back and forth game the last few minutes of the game. In the end North-West held on to win.
Destiny Jones of Johnson-22 points
Zionna Johnson of Johnson-16 points
Emaree Gober of Johnson-12 points
Diamond Roach of Westport-17 points
Maliah Patrick of Newburg-11 points
Makayla May of Westport – 10 points
MaKiya Humphrey of JCTMS-8 points
The MVP of Game was Destiny Jones of Johnson Middle.