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JCAA vs MAAA All-Star Event Returns to MAC on April 17th

(Park Hills) Basketball fans in the Parkland get one more chance to see the best of the best in action with the JCAA vs MAAA All-Star Event sponsored by Dig Deep Basketball coming up on Saturday, April 17th at Mineral Area College.

The event features a full day of hoops with youth teams, high school all-star teams, a three-point shootout, and much more.

Stephon Martinez of Dig Deep Basketball has been at the forefront of putting this event on over the past few years.

He says the day is all about bringing the great talent from our area together under one roof.

The rosters for the JCAA vs MAAA all-star teams are comprised of around 10 players chosen by area coaches as the top players from the class of 2021 in each conference.

Martinez explains how the selection process works.

The all-star games themselves are scheduled to tipoff at 5:30 for the girls and 7:30 for the boys.

Each game will feature 10 minute quarters to allow for ample opportunity for all the players to see the court.

Aside from getting the chance to see immensely talented rosters square off at MAC, Martinez says part of the allure is the opportunity for fans to see the cream of the crop from the class of 2021 one final time before they head off to college.

Another big component of the event is giving the youth teams an opportunity to play in front of a big crowd at a college facility.

There will be four games featuring teams from 5th through 8th grade in addition to a 16U game with high school freshmen and sophomores.

Martinez says he hopes the experience for the youngsters ignites their passion for the game of basketball.

Gates open at Mineral Area College on the 17th at 10:30.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students, and kids five and under get in for free.

We’ll have coverage of the all-star games on J98.

Full Interview with Stephon Martinez:

===JCAA VS MAAA GIRLS ROSTER===

–JCAA ALL-STARS–
GENEVIEVE LIPE – ST. VINCENT
TAYLOR JONES – DESOTO
ABBY POPE – DESOTO
ANNIE WAITES – CRYSTAL CITY
LACEY BEST – ST. VINCENT
KAMRYN PEHLE – DESOTO

–MAAA ALL-STARS–
GRACEE SMITH – ARCADIA VALLEY
DORI MCRAVEN – WEST COUNTY
SOPHIA HORTON – CENTRAL
MADALYN HERRERA – WEST COUNTY
HAILEY PAULEY – ARCADIA VALLEY
MACI REYNOLDS – STE. GENEVIEVE
SYDNEY BUMGARDANER – STE. GENEVIEVE
KALEY KIMBALL – CENTRAL
JAIDYN PHELPS – ARCADIA VALLEY

===JCAA VS MAAA BOYS ROSTER===

–JCAA ALL-STARS–
SONNY AMABILE – WINDSOR
DONOVAN TULLOCK – CRYSTAL CITY
JOHN WIBBENMEYER – ST. VINCENT
ZANDER PARSON – ST. PIUS
COLLIN REANDO – FESTUS
ZACH WHALEY – HILLSBORO
AIDAN BLAIR – DESOTO
JORDAN MERTENS – DESOTO
ISAIAH BRACEY – HERCULANEUM
ERIC SCHNEIDER – HILLSBORO
LEVI BOYER – EAST CARTER

–MAAA ALL-STARS–
KYLE CONKRIGHT – NORTH COUNTY
KARTER KEKEC – NORTH COUNTY
JACOB JARVIS – FARMINGTON
CARTER HOOG – VALLE CATHOLIC
JONAH BURGESS – FARMINGTON
LOGAN TROLLINGER – STE. GENEVIEVE
NATE MILLER – FREDERICKTOWN
RYKER WALTON – POTOSI
BRANT GRAY – FARMINGTON
BRYCEN KING – ELLINGTON

===3-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS===

–MAAA BOYS–
BRYCEN KING – ELLINGTON
JONAH BURGESS – FARMINGTON
KARTER KEKEC – NORTH COUNTY
KYLE CONKRIGHT – NORTH COUNTY

–JCAA BOYS–
AIDAN BLAIR – DESOTO
ZACH WHALEY – HILLSBORO
JOHN WIBBENMEYER – ST. VINCENT
SONNY AMABILE – WINDSOR

–MAAA GIRLS–
GRACEE SMITH – ARCADIA VALLEY
SOPHIA HORTON – CENTRAL
SYDNEY BUMGARDANER – STE. GENEVIEVE
DORI MCRAVEN – WEST COUNTY

–JCAA GIRLS–
ANNIE WAITES – CRYSTAL CITY
TAYLOR JONES – DESOTO
LACEY BEST – ST. VINCENT
GENEVIEVE LIPE – ST. VINCENT

===GAME LINEUP===

11:00 – 5TH GRADE – FARMINGTON FLYERS VS POPLAR BLUFF KINGS
12:00 – 6TH GRADE – FARMINGTON KNIGHTS VS STL KNIGHTS
1:00 – 7TH GRADE – JEFFCO ELITE VS BRL WARRIORS
2:00 – 8TH GRADE – FARMINGTON KNIGHTS VS WEST COUNTY BULLDOGS
3:00 – 16U – MINERAL AREA MAGIC VS SEMO SELECT
4:30 – HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS 3-POINT CONTEST
5:30 – JCAA VS MAAA GIRLS ALL-STAR GAME
7:00 – JCAA VS MAAA BOYS ALL-STAR GAME

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