It was quite the evening at Basehor-Linwood High School Thursday night as the SHUKC All-Star Game featuring the annual tilt between the Kaw Valley League (KVL) and the Kansas City-Atchison League (KCAL) got after it in two barn burning contests.
The girls opened the night seeing KCAL break out to a 29-18 halftime lead, only to see the KVL pull within one point on several occasions, before falling 53-47.
Lansing’s Tori Robinson scored eight points, her Lion teammate Destini Mathis added three points and Basehor’s Zailey DeLeon added two points.
“It was fun and I have played with a lot of the girls on the KVL so that was fun,” DeLeon said. “It was a little hard getting up and down the court. It was nice. I wasn’t really expecting to get back in the gym again. I will (miss basketball)...when the season comes around again, I know I’ll miss it more.”
BLHS’ Eric Scott lost the dunk contest in a playoff despite some super dynamic athletic attempts to flush at the rim.
After Scott’s high-wire act, the boys got to playing their contest and the KCAL game out strong, building a double-digit edge.
A late KVL rally aided by Jackson Sherley and Jason Tatkenhorst of Basehor-Linwood, pulled their team to within 34-31 at halftime. Ultimately, the KVL held on to win, 69-68 and create a split on the evening.
Individual scoring wasn’t made available at press time.