The second annual Central Kansas High School All-Star Basketball Classic, which was hosted by Barton Community College on Sunday, showcased 53 of some of Kansas’ best players.
In the girls’ game the American team, coached by Sterling High School’s Jill Rowland, defeated the National team, coached by Great Bend’s Carrie Minton, 85-75.
The thriller of the day came in game one of the boys’ contests as Moundridge High School Vance Unrau’s South team needed a last-second putback by Smoky Valley’s Holden Hendrichs to defeat Hoisington’s Kyle Haxton’s North team, 97-96.
Capping the day of festivities, Coach Glen O’Neil of Scott City led his West team to a 101-70 victory over the East, coach by St. John-Hudson’s Clint Kinnamon.
In the three-point shootout, Derby’s Tyler Chambers, the boys’ three-point champion, narrowly defeated the girls’ champion, Karlie Steinle of Wilson in the finals, 16-14.
Cody Stetler of Hoisington won two honors on the day, earning the dunk championship and being named the second boys’ game’s most valuable player, representing the West team, while Hutchinson’s Trevor Turner won the award for the East squad.
La Crosse’s Kip Keeley and Pratt’s Chase Hageman were named most valuable players of the first boys’ game, while Jamie Waters of St. John-Hudson, Garden Plain’s Alli Heimerman and Pratt’s Payton Hoeme earned the honors from the girls’ game.
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• Boys Game 1: South 97, North 96
SOUTH (97): Chase Hageman 20, Jacob Brooks 19, Daniel Ratzaff 19.
NORTH (96): Kip Keeley 19, Dylan Wissman 12, Tyler Walters 12, Kyle Blakeslee 11, Josh Lutz 11.
• Boys Game 2: West 101, East 70
WEST (101): Cody Stetler 18, Jacob Harper 16, Andy Osner 16, Ethan Henderson 10, Jordan Hett 10.
EAST (70): Trevor Turner 16, Christian Smith 14, Austin Maxwell 14.
• Girls Game: American Team 85, National Team 75
AMERICAN (85): Payton Hoeme 15, Alli Heimerman 15, Dani Dowell 13, Jennifer Hitschmann 12, Janae Hekele 11, Katie Hipp 9.
NATIONAL (75): Jamie Waters 13, Hannah Bannister 13, Darriane Wikoff 11, Karlie Steinle 10, Mykela Riedl 6.