Jones named MVP
The Northern Neck stars were led by Northumberland’s Nia Jones with a game high 13 points. She was chosen as MVP for the game
In the 15th Annual All Star Basketball game sponsored by the Northern Neck Shriners Club, the Northern Neck ladies were easy winners over the Tidewater all stars, 57-36. But the guys from Tidewater broke a five year strangle hold of the Northern Neck by handing them a close fought 63-60 loss.
It was defensive pressure by the Northern Neck gals that gave them an early 15-8 first quarter lead.
Coached by Lancaster’s Joanne Webb-Fary and assisted by Marcus Ferguson, the Northern Neck all stars used their speed, ball handling ability and height to keep the Tidewater girls pretty controlled for most of the action.
Northumberland’s Nia Jones was up to old tricks, frequently stealing the ball. Lancaster’s Aleyah Davenport and Colonial Beach’s Karley Inscoe controlled the back boards and the Lancaster duo of Arkasia Sutton and Shamerah Taylor providing the ball handling.
The Tidewater girls made a short run mid way the second quarter, but could get no further than dent in the Neck’s lead. By halftime it was 30-17 and although the third stanza was played pretty evenly, it was all over but the shouting.
The Northern Neck stars were led by Northumberland’s Nia Jones with a game high 13 points. She was chosen as MVP for the game. Joining her in double figures was Colonial Beach’s Caneisha Fulcher with 11 and Taylor with 10. Inscoe scored five, Davenport six and Sutton four, Rappahannock’s Lasheonia Smith and Washington & Lee’s Kendawanna Fulcher both scored three.
Tidewater stars were coached by Allison Robins with Tommy Eriksen as her assistant. They Were led by Mathews’s Mackenzie Moughon with 12, Mathews’ Jessie Nelson and Shelby Ware, from King William Katie Byrd all scored five. King William’s Crystal Fortune scored four; King William Shayla Johnson and Mathews’ Taylor Benton each added two, West Point’s Loren Smith scored.