Coker, Myers help South sweep North All-Stars
CLINTON – Brookhaven Academy seniors Paul Coker and Ancy Myersmade big contributions as the South boys and girls all-starswhipped the North teams in A-AA All-Star Basketball action Fridayafternoon at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of MississippiCollege.
Coker, who stands a 6-foot-6, scored nine points and providedthe South All-Stars with several blocked shots on their way to the74-67 victory. He was the tallest center for the South and scoredthe final two points for the South.
Myers nailed three 3-pointers and a pair of free throws for 11points in the South’s 73-68 win over the North girls.
“It has been a lot of fun,” said Coker after the game. He hadblocked shots in the opening minutes of the game and collectedseveral rebounds on the afternoon.
Coker said it took a while for the team to play together duringthe two days of practice but they were clicking on all cylinderscome Friday afternoon.
Contributing to the South All-Stars win were Blake Anderson ofBen’s Ford Christian with 18 points and Chad Ridley of TrinityEpiscopal with 16 points. Jason Berry of Christ Missionary &Industrial School was the team’s Most Valuable Player with eightpoints.
For the North boys, Blake Fulton of Winston Academy was selectedas the MVP and finished with seven points. The high scorer wasJonathan Stevens, also of Winston, with 14 points.
Myers enjoyed herself at the all-star game. “I loved it,” smiledMyers. “It was fun. I liked my team a lot.”
One of the players Myers said she enjoyed playing against wasRobin Chastain of Marvell. “She is great.”
“I was surprised how well we played as a team,” Myers continued.”It was a real good week. God has been good to me.”
Capturing the South MVP honors was Mallory Worsham of Riverdale,La., with 16 points. Top South scorer was Lane McPherson of CantonAcademy with 20 points. Trinity Episcopal’s Vanessa Gordon finishedwith 15 points.
The North girls MVP was Delta Academy’s Lauren Adams who had 16points. Chastain also netted 16 points.
South AAA-AAAA Girls
Copiah Academy head basketball coach Mitch Mitchell wasthe assistant coach with head coach Jan Sojourner of JacksonAcademy. The South girls dumped the North team 69-57. JoiningCopiah Academy players Candice Clayton and Madeline Price from thisarea was Brooke Currier of McComb Parklane.
Rebekah Flemming of Jackson Academy paced the South with17 points. Tara Chez Britton of Jackson Prep netted 11points.
Pillow’s Kate Flanagan and Oak Hill’s Jade Orman netted10 points apiece for the North. Flanagan was the North’sMVP.
Central Private’s Randall Gulina, a Samford (Ala.)signee, sparked the South’s All-Stars to a lopsided 114-72 win overthe North. High scorer for the North was Michael Wakefield ofJackson Academy with 17 points. Gulina was named the South’s MVPwith 16 points.
Chris Bracey and Zach Pattie from Parklane played forthe South.
Pillow Academy’s Michael Boler, the North’s MVP, led hisall-stars with 17 points.