INA - Dave Severin with the Benton Lions Club announced the final rosters today for the club's Annual All-Star Basketball Classic, now in its 31st year featuring the best in Southern Illinois high school hoops.
The girls' game will tip-off at 6 p.m. with the boys' game to follow sometime around 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, in Waugh Gymnasium at Rend Lake College. A dunk contest will take place between games. A three-point shoot-out will take place at halftime of each game and MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of each game.
In the boys' game, playing for the Gold Team (Home) under head coach Mike Denault (Waltonville) and assistant coach Doug Miller (Norris City-Omaha-Enfield) are Trevor Myers (Benton), Dallas Beeding (Carrier Mills), Devin Wells (Centralia), Keith Johnson (Centralia), Shelby Williams (Hamilton County), Seth Thomas (Hamilton County), Travis Cowsert (Hardin County), Sterling Price (Harrisburg), Zach Wreath (Nashville), Nikolas Mitchell (NCOE), Levi Hart (NCOE), Devan Lamke (Waltonville), Patrick O'Keefe (West Frankfort), Kyle Boldt (Woodlawn) and Bronson Verhines (Woodlawn).
Playing for the Purple Team (Away), under head coach Shane Hawkins (Trico) and assistant coach Jeff Mandrell (Meridian) are Zach Labuwi (Benton), Tim Corn (Benton), Luke Morgan (Carrier Mills), Shawn Menckowski (Christopher), Isaiah Cunningham (Eldorado), Aaron Wallace (Fairfield), Dustin Knight (Marion), Michael Dedecker (Murphysboro), Clark Weeke (Okawville), Devin Clary (Okawville), Duston Winter (Pinckneyville), Trey Vanderkhove (Sesser-Valier), Milo Richardson (Trico), Lane Murphy (West Frankfort) and Jase Green (Woodlawn).
In the girls' game, playing for the Purple Team under head coach Brian Clark (Cobden) and assistant coach Kelly King (Pope County) - this will be the retiring King's final game as coach - are Cassidy Grey (Cobden), Misty Webster (Galatia), Shea Pulliam (Galatia), Brittany Hood (Goreville), Diamond Timmons (Herrin), Kadaizha Benjamin (Herrin), Tierney McKay (Nashville), Hialry Powles (Pope County) and Lauren Mitchell (Ziegler-Royalton-Christopher).
Playing for the Gold Team under head coach Seth Tate (Benton) and assistant coach Brian Gibson (Sesser-Valier) are Melinda Miller (Benton), Ariana Lee (Carmi-White County), Tiffany Pinnick (Fairfield), Victoria Beasley (Harrisburg), Kelsey Bradford (Massac County), Mandy Kellerman (Pinckneyville), Brittany Wood (Pope County), Emalee Metcalf (Sesser-Valier) and Alexis McPhail (West Frankfort).