The girls tipped off first, with Black
Team getting a 67-55 win over
Gold Team. For the winners, Springfield Lanphier's Nishiekah
Shepard scored a team-best 16 points and pulled down five boards.
Taylorville's Cecily Aldridge, who led the conference in scoring in
2007-08, added 12 points, while Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin
Academy's Cristina Nevins contributed 11 points.
For the Gold, Springfield Southeast's Demetrias Senor scored 13
points. Rochester's Ashley Merschman added 10 points.
During halftime, Lincoln's
Schonauer won in the 3-point competition. She defeated Chatham Glenwood's Missouri-St. Louis-bound
Williamsville's Brooke Bachmann was in attendance but was unable
to participate due to injury.
For the boys, the Gold got a 126-120 win over the Black. The Gold
were led by Springfield forward Deanddris Barbour's 26 points and
four rebounds. Springfield Southeast's Tony Jones scored 24 points
and grabbed seven boards. Warrensburg-Latham guard Zack Boyd added
22 points and eight boards.
In the loss, the Black were led by Jamaican Demetrio Wade of
Decatur Christian with his 20 points and 11 boards. Mount Pulaski's Paul Foley added 18
points. Pawnee guard and Cedarville-bound Daniel Kohavi had 16 points. Girard's Nick Sloman chipped in 13
points, and Springfield Lanphier's Jo-Paul Jones and Riverton's
Justin Koger each tallied 10 points.
Wade was the winner of the halftime slam-dunk finals, defeating Kohavi.
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The 3-point competition was won by Rochester senior
Taylor Jones, who netted 10-of-12 3s, defeating Chatham Glenwood's
Josh Ruffatto, who hit 9-of-12.
College programs in attendance included Carl Sandburg Community
College, Eureka, Illinois Central C.C., Illinois College,
Illinois-Springfield, John A. Logan C.C., John Wood C.C., Kankakee
C.C., Lincoln College, Lincoln Land C.C., Lewis and Clark C.C.,
MacMurray, Millikin, Olivet Nazarene, Quincy and Robert
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