East romps past West in All-Star basketball game

 06/25/2018 - 15:13

Led by Osceola’s Dante Adams and Greene County Tech’s Payton Guiot, seven Northeast Arkansas players combined for 71 points to lead the East All-Stars to a 124-87 romp over the West All-Stars in the 63rd annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys basketball game played Saturday at the UCA Farris Center in Conway.
Earle’s Travonta Doolittle, earned the game's most valuable player award, and West Memphis’ Zachary Byrd, accounted for 105 of the East’s points.
Forrest City did not place anyone on the East All-Star roster.
Doolittle led with a game-high 24 point and Adams tossed in 19 points, including a pair of highlight reel slam dunks and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
The West pulled within 55-50 by the time the game reached an intermission between the third and fourth periods (of five), but the East quickly pushed its lead back to double digits. Guiot, with 18 points, helped the East bury the West in the final period, which the East won 38-18. Guiot finished 6 of 8 from three, leading the East to 17 made treys.
Perry finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Gosnell’s Brandon Partee and Manila’s Joel Burrow had 10 points and four rebounds apiece, Partee also making a pair of steals.
Byrd also had 10 points, as the East had seven double-digit scorers to just two for the West, led by Jessieville's Alex Burleson (21) and Harrison's Skylar Young (11). Valley View center Reed Graddy only scored two points.
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The West All-Stars out-rebounded the East 55 to 33 which led to an 86-79 victory over the East during the All-Star girls basketball game played Saturday at Conway.
The trio of Marmaduke's Natalie Lentz and Riverside's Brittney Sain and Haven Robertson combined for eight points. Lentz was the local standout with five points and two assists.
Lonoke’s Keiunna Walker threw in 16 points and four assists while Mountain Home’s Hannah Pfeifer had 15 points on five 3-pointers. Hot Springs’ Imani Honey earned MVP with 16 points, followed by West teammates Jasmine Franklin of Fayetteville with 16, Hattie Newhart of Charleston with 13 and Hannah Ladd of Ozark with 12.

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