All-Star events provide learning experience, great action
By Stephen Herzog - firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated March 24, 2010 at 10:25 p.m.
The area girls high school all-star game, hosted by Victoria College earlier this week, was more than just an exhibition.
It was a learning experience.
For the top basketball talents in the Crossroads area, it was a chance to see what it's like to play with the best and against the best.
It was also a chance to get a feel for a college atmosphere.
There are a few reasons VC began holding these all-star games last year.
For the community, it's a chance to see many of the best players together in an up-tempo all-star game.
For VC, it's a chance to show student-athletes in the area an option for higher education that's close to home.
The students are taken through what VC calls "College Day" activities - taking them on tours and giving them a feel for what college life in Victoria is like.
These events make up much of the behind-the-scenes activities involved in the all-star experience.
But as day turned to night, the community got their chance to see the area's top players battling it out.
The all-stars were split into two teams, maroon and white.
The maroon team came out on top, 85-75. Interestingly, the boys game had the exact same outcome the next night.
The game's MVPs were Krysta Martinez of Memorial for the maroon team and Jill McElroy of Shiner St. Paul for the white team.
Martinez led all scorers with 20 points, while McElroy had 11 for the white team.
Other top scorers included: For the maroon team (Rachel Garcia of Goliad 14, Shelby Bohuslav of Shriner St. Paul 11, Abby Bohuslav of Shriner St. Paul 11, Sha'Neal Mayfield of Cuero 11, and Amber Bain of Louise 10). For the white team (Kendra Parson of Calhoun 14, Danielle Clowers of Industrial 13, and Kelsey Sievers of Yorktown 10).
Shriner's Shelby Bohuslav also took home the 3-point contest title.