TRI-CITY AREA — Capac's Taylor Sinda and Imlay City's Taylor Lee competed for the West team in a 62-34 loss to the East squad last Thursday evening at the Blue Water Area All-Star Basketball Game hosted by Richmond High School.
In Thursday's matchup, the East bolted out to a 15-9 advantage with 12:31 gone.
The next five minutes saw the West collect 11 points and the East manage five.
Taylor Sinda, of Capac, defends against Marine City’s Ashley Beversdorf in the Blue Water All-Star Basketball Game Thursday at Richmond High School. photo by Kevin Kissane.
That squared the scoreboard count at 20 points per side with 2:29 to play during half number one.
The East then responded to the challenge presented them, putting together a 6-0 run over the next two minutes-plus.
That staked the East to a 26-20 edge at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, the East picked up where it left off.
Aided by a 16-8 run covering a 10-minute stretch, the East squad increased its cushion to 42-28 with 10 minutes to play.
The East followed it up with a 20-6 advantage the rest of the way, leaving the floor with a 62-34 win to their credit.
Marine City Cardinal Mooney's Sammy Theut, who was named the game's Most Valuable Player, led the East with 19 points. She was backed by Algonac's Jackie Highstreet (13 points), Marine City's Kassie Snyder (12), Marine City's Lesley Kucharski (seven), Marine City's Nicole Franey and St. Clair's Kelsey Rood (four each), Marine City Cardinal Mooney's Cristina Guastella and Marine City's Jessica Koehler (two apiece).
Armada's Brittany Ryan and Marine City's Ashley Beversdorf also competed for the East team but did not score.
Brown City's Michelle Burgess, Sandusky's Maddie Hale and Port Huron High's Hannah Jones paced the West squad with six points apiece. Their remaining points went to Yale's Tianna Sheldon (five), Brown City's Sandi Oligney (four), Yale's Kelsi Fulmer (three), Capac's Taylor Sinda (two), Imlay City's Taylor Lee and Richmond's Jill Boyd (one each).
Port Huron High's Katrina Oberski and Richmond's Melissa Wesdowski also competed for the West team but did not score.