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"Small Schools" All-Star
Game Recap--(June 9, 2001)
We weren't there, but obviously someone was, and thank goodness the LA Times had the foresight to hire freelance writer Steve Galluzzo to cover the game, otherwise we'd never really know what happened. And the nice thing is that Galluzzo also is pretty accurate when it comes to keeping his own stats. . . yes, we know that this was just an All-Star game, one of those "hey, we're not playing and d-e-f-e-n-s-e" things (and judging from the score there wasn't much of that going on), but having stats is better than not having them.
It looks like the games were two 20 minute (or longer) halves rather than the usual 8 minute quarters that we see in high school, which may explain the score as well. Here's the box score from the game (which can also be found in today's LA Times--print edition only, sorry, you'll have to spring for the 25 cents if you want a hard copy):
East 46 56
West 49 62 --111
EAST--Sidney Melvin 20, Tommy Pickens 0 and 7 assists, John Stark 22 and 10 rebounds, Tony McFadden 9, Casey Markovic 13, Jamal Flanagan 8, Derek Jones 15, Nick Mark 8, Darryl Ellis 3 and 6 steals.
WEST--James Williams 22 and 8 rebounds, Kingsley Anyanwu 18 and 10 rebounds, Andrew Moore 5 and 6 assists and 4 steals, Benny Townsend 4, Eric Hodgkins 6, Jason Adams 8, Amrit Nat 10, Charlie Shiebler 16, Albert Soria 16, Chris Saunders 6
Again, here are the full rosters (and our apologies to Darryl Ellis, who yesterday was omitted. .. blame Pollon, he's the guy who posted yesterday's rosters, and when we didn't see Ellis' name, we assumed he couldn't make the game).
|San Fernando Valley West All Star Team||San Fernando Valley East Team|
We also have no idea what happened with the San Gabriel/Pasadena v. Riverside/Inland Empire game, because there were no details in the local Valley Edition of the Times (the game was played in the Valley, but the local news wasn't about to devote inches to players from outside the area), and we couldn't locate any news on that game in either the Pasadena/SG papers or the Riverside PE or San Bernardino Sun. . .oh well, here are the rosters again:
|West (San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena)||East (Riverside/Inland Empire)|
As far as details of the game, Steve Galluzzo, who covered the SFV game for the LA Times, also had a short write-up on the festivities. A lot of what he had to say was about James Williams and whether Moorpark JC's coach was or wasn't going to recruit him, and we'll leave that out, but here are some excerpts about what Galluzzo saw (if you want the full story, check out the link below to the LA Times):
Williams Slams the Door for West
James Williams of Stoneridge Prep scored 12 of his 22 points on dunks to lead the West to a 111-102 victory over the East in the inaugural Small Schools Senior All-Star basketball game Friday night at Taft High. Williams, who averaged 30 points per game and led his team to the Southern Section Division V-A quarterfinals, played only 10 minutes for the Southern Section in the Battle of the Valley All-Star game. "I love to dunk the ball, that's just my game," said Williams, who played 30 of the 40 minutes. "This game was a lot better because everybody got equal time.
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The coaches did a good job of rotating everybody in." Kingsley Anyanwu of Crespi, who will walk on at Cal State Northridge, had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the West. Charlie Shiebler of Crespi and Albert Soria of Santa Clara each added 16. The West opened 14-point leads twice in the first half, but the East used a 24-6 run to take a 40-36 lead with 1:55 left in the half. The West answered with a 13-6 run to take a 49-46 halftime lead. John Stark of First Lutheran had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the East. Sidney Melvin of Desert added 20 points, Derek Jones of Providence had 15 and Casey Markovic of Bell-Jeff scored 13.
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