Antwerp hosts Ohio-Indiana All-Star game April 23
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:00 PM
ANTWERP – Antwerp High School will be the scene for the Parkview Sports Medicine All-Star Classic basketball game on Sunday, April 23. Like in past years, the all-stars from Ohio will play all-stars from Indiana in both boys and girls competition. All participating players are seniors and will graduate from their respective schools this spring.
The girls game will tip-off at 3 p.m. to open up the afternoon of hoops. At the conclusion of the girls game, a three-point contest will commence featuring some of the areas best shooters displaying their talent from behind the arc.
Following the three point contest, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the boys will take the court for a friendly boarder battle. At halftime the entertainment will go above the rim with a slam dunk contest.
On the girls side, the Ohio team will feature several Paulding County players including a trio from Paulding High School - Faith Vogel, Allison Arend and Skyler McCullough.
Joining the Paulding players will be Green Meadows Conference Player of the Year (POY) and Paulding County Progress POY Danae Myers from Wayne Trace.
Playing on the familiar Archer floor will be Lady Archers Maggie Wilson, Peyton Short and Becca Johanns.
Other players rounding out the Ohio roster will include Ashley Peter, Natalie Briskey, and Katelynn Berenyi.
The Hoosier competition will include players that border the state line and include Sidnie Bienz and Rozlynn Everhart from Heritage; Samantha Voors, Ellie Kayser and Rain Hinton from Woodlan; Isabella Coats and Courtney Pulver representing Blackhawk Christian; and Abbie Heischman from Leo.
Both Antwerp and Wayne Trace players are familiar with the Woodlan players after having played them during the regular season.
Woodlan’s Rain Hinton finished her senior season averaging nearly 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Also courting a double-double on the season is Isabella Coats, a 5’10” senior from Blackhawk Christian who averaged 10 points and 11 boards per outing.
Also in double digits for their senior year were Leo’s Abbie Heischman at 11.3 and Courtney Pulver from Blackhawk Christian at 11 per game.
Coaching the Ohio girls team will be Bethany DeJarnett from Wayne Trace and her counterpart will be Heritage coach Melissa Connor.
When the boys take the court later that afternoon, the Ohio contingent will include Antwerp’s Matt Jones, Preston Ingol from Paulding, Jon Sinn and Brady Stabler from Wayne Trace and Division III player of the year Ethan Linder.
Rounding out the roster will be Dylan Lautzenheiser - Van Wert; Ryan Rager - Lincolnview; and Hicksville’s Logan Neidhardt.
The Indiana roster will include three players from Woodlan including Austin Fancher, Deontae Biggs, and Josh Gerig.
Fancher averaged 14 points per game to lead the Hoosier squad in scoring. From Heritage High School, 6-3 Rylie Schane was in double digits on the year at 13 per outing.
Rounding out the team from across the state line is Will Moreay from Leo, Malcom Smith, Leo, and South Adam’s Marcus Teeeter.
Coaching the boy’s all-stars will be Wayne Trace mentor Jim Linder for Ohio and for Indiana David Randall from Woodlan will be at the helm.
Admission for the day’s events is $5 with preschool age admitted free. There will be no passes except for administrator pass.