Local hoopsters represent area well on All-Stars Week hardwoodPublished 9:13am Friday, July 13, 2012
Both the South boys and girls basketball teams lost in the AHSAA All-Stars Week Wednesday night in Montgomery, as the boys fell 65-57 and the girls lost 68-67 in overtime.
Benjamin Russell High School forward Javoskie McNeal had four points and numerous rebounds for the South squad, as BRHS head basketball coach Jeff Hines was pleased with McNeal’s performance.
“I thought Javoskie did real well and played a good game,” said Hines of his 6-foot-5 senior center.
“It’s difficult to run a good offense in an All-Star game because they only have the players for two days.
“But I thought he was in the flow of the game well and played well in the post.”
Dadeville High School two sport standout Terry Toler also competed in the event for the South team, finishing the contest with no points scored.
“Terry went out and represented Dadeville well,” DHS head basketball coach Rodney Taylor said.
“It’s just the nature of the game and the one-on-one battles that players get into that slowed Terry down a little bit offensively.
“I thought he really hustled and I was proud of the way he competed.”
The South boys squad was led by Carver-Montgomery’s Jeremy Johnson, who was the team MVP with 17 points to lead all scorers.
The North squad was led by Wenonah High Schools Derunnya Wilson, who gained MVP honors with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
On the girls side Dadeville High Schools Rae Williams started at center for the South squad, finishing the game with only two points as the senior got in early foul trouble.
“She got in some foul trouble that had her subbing in and out the whole game,” DHS head girls basketball coach Mitch Joiner said.
“I liked the way she went out and competed and I though she was one of the strengths of the South teams defense.”
The South team was led by team MVP Jasmine Rhodes of Faith Academy.