|Local standouts contribute to all-star win |
|Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 11:14 am |
Wearing their hometown colors for one more game, a quartet of Weakley County girls basketball players took to the hardcourt in the Golden Circle All-Star Game and helped lead the North All-Stars to a huge 81-58 win over the South this past Saturday at Liberty High School in Jackson.
All-Stars — Four Weakley County basketball standouts participated in the Golden Circle All-Stars game. The four local players were (from left) Greenfield’s Katie McCall, Westview’s Amber Rechis, and from Gleason Kim Edenfield and Jenna Frazier.
Representing Weakley County were Westview’s Amber Rechis, Gleason’s Kim Edenfield and Jenna Frazier and Greenfield’s Katie McCall.
From the very beginning, the North All-Stars seemed to hold the advantage from all positions as former Gibson County standouts and University of Tennessee at Martin signees Aubrey Reedy and Heather Griffin controlled the paint. Speedy guards Heather Butler, another future Skyhawk, Raechelle Bolden, also a UT Martin commitment, and Patra Hubbard, a Northeast Mississippi signee scored from the outside and the inside.
Played in the college format of two 20-minute halves, the game started with a Hubbard three and a Butler jumpshot and with Griffin putting up a 3-point play inside, the South already had more than it could handle. Former Bolivar standout Emily Rivers heated up from the outside and brought the South back, 13-9, but Bolden drove in with a layup.
Rechis, the former Lady Charger and Florida Gulf Coast University signee, knocked down a jumper and Hubbard scored seven straight to put the North up 19-9. Rechis hit one-of-two free throws following a foul inside, before the second team checked in for action.
At guard, former Greenfield standout McCall rested her tennis racket and entered the game with an immediate impact as she recorded an offensive board and putback and a three from the corner. McCall has had little time to work on her jumper, since she spent the spring honing her tennis skills, leading to a TSSAA Spring Fling state tournament appearance the last week of May. McCall will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin on a tennis scholarship.
The former Lady Bulldog duo of Edenfield and Frazier, who will be attending Tennessee Tech and UT Knoxville respectively, also came in with contributions. Frazier was fouled inside and hit one of two from the line and Edenfield added a jumpshot, but Liberty Tech’s Raquel Miller led a comeback for the South and the score at halftime was 34-21 in favor of the North.
Hubbard and Butler scored in threes to open the second. A Rechis jumpshot stretched the North’s advantage back to double digits at 56-35, but former USJ Bruin Halie Miller heated up from long distance to keep the South in the game.
Again Weakley County was represented well as Frazier hit two from the line and McCall knocked down another jumper. The local players contributed as the guard play of the North overwhelmed the South All-Stars. The North rolled to an 81-58 victory.
Hubbard took the MVP trophy with 20 points. Butler scored 15 and Bolden had 13.
McCall put up seven, Rechis scored five, Frazier finished with three and Edenfield had two.