GMSS ALLSTAR GAME 2014

The day started at 12:30 sharp with the Girls Middle School All Star game which was a big hit. Twenty-six of the DMV's best 7th and 8th graders were assembled for one game. One 6th grader, Caramina Taneda, was chosen to play as well. The team were coached by Elizabeth Seton's head coach Jonathan Scruggs and McDonogh's Brad Rees. Coach Scruggs had the black team and they were led by Taylor Clayborne who scored 18 points and took home the MVP award for her team. She is athletic and has a nice touch in the lane. She announced before the game that she will be attending Elizabeth Seton.  She had plenty of help from her teammates as Aleah Nelson put her name in the mix as one of the top 2019 point guards in the area. She scored 7 points and made some impressive finishing moves and also drained a 3 pointer. Brooke Worrell also scored 7 points and showed off her athleticism. Aniyah Carpenter, Taleah Dixon and Tian Addison all chipped in as well with solid play.

The White team was lead by Makayla Pippin who scored 15 points and showed the ability to pass out of the post to create open shots for her teammates. She took the MVP award for her team but had a lot of help as well. Tylea Galloway showed why she is a match up problem for most guards in the area because of her size and strength. She scored 10 points including a long 3. Jasmine Dickey is an 8th grader that has rapidly improved during the year. Her high school choices are reportedly down to Institute of Notre Dame and Seton Keough and either one will be lucky to pick up this strong wing player. She finished with 9 points. Mackenzie Dewees showed that you can contribute without scoring by playing tough defense and making hustle plays. The final score was 62 to 56 in favor of the Black team. Both teams were praised by the college and high school coaches in attendance for their level of play. 

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