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Locals compete in all-star hoops event

by Western News
| March 24, 2009 12:00 AM

Troy’s Shado Garrett and Aaron Palmer, and Libby’s Joel Fuller and Conner Benson participated in last week’s 20th annual Crowne Plaza All-Star Classic at Billings Senior High School.

The B West team, which included Garrett and Palmer, won three of four games under coaches Chad Laws and Mike Chism of Thompson Falls. The 7-B District was well represented on the team with three players from Thompson Falls – Nate Nigh, John Buckingham and Chuck Clark – along with Mitch Thompson of Plains and Marcus Pluid of Eureka.

On Thursday, B West suffered its only loss with a 98-83 setback to AA Central. Palmer scored 13 points in the contest.

B West rebounded to win twice on Friday by downing C East, 83-78, and A North, 92-82. In the win over C East, Garrett contributed eight points. Libby’s Fuller scored 15 points – tied for team high – for A North in the loss.

On Saturday, B West hit the century mark in a 100-66 victory over AA West.

The A North team with Fuller and Benson finished with a 1-2 record. Among the other Northwestern A players on the roster were Ronan’s Nolan Harris and Dallas Courdier, and Polson’s Craig Bagnell.

The A North lost its opener on Thursday to C West by an 83-72 count. Libby’s two players provided the 1-2 punch for the team as the top two scorers. Fuller scored 18 and Benson added 15.

Besides the loss to B West on Friday, the A North’s only other game was a 76-63 victory over AA North.

Crowne Plaza All-Star Classic

Thursday’s Scores

A East 95, C East 78

AA Central 98, B West 83

C North 98, A South 89

B South 81, AA West 72

C West 83, A North 72

East B 100, AA North 82

A Central 83, C South 76

AA South 103, B North 63

Friday’s Scores

A East 105, C West 75

AA South 94, B South 65

A East 103, AA Central 100

C West 107, B East 85

B West 83, C East 78

A North 76, AA North 63

B South 82, C North 75

AA South 88, A Central 71

AA West 93, A South 78

C South 86, B North 83

B West 92, A North 82

AA Central 83, B East 82

AA West 104, C South 87

C North 106, A Central 91

Saturday’s Games

C East 74, AA North 55

B North 95, A South 71

B West 100, AA West 66

Fifth – C North 82, AA Central 79

Third – C West 104, B South 81

First – AA South 94, A East 74