By BRUCE HEFFLINGER

Sports Writer

ANTWERP - Paulding swept the Ohio Most Valuable Player awards at the Parkview Sports Medicine Ohio-Indiana All-Star Classic on Sunday during Ohio’s split with Indiana. The Ohio girls dominated their Hoosier counterparts 49-26 while the Indiana boys outlasted the Ohio boys 93-86 in the sixth annual event.

The Ohio win evened up the All-Star Classic girls record with Indiana at 3-3 while Indiana now has a 4-2 edge in the boys contests.

Paulding’s Bri Townley was the MVP for the Ohio Girls while Paulding’s Jaret Miller captured the MVP honor for the Ohio boys.

Townley nearly outscored Indiana alone, scoring a game-high 19 points in the Ohio victory. Kaylee Shepherd of Wayne Trace added 12 points and WT teammate Sadie Sinn chipped in with 11 points for Ohio. Lakin Brant of Lincolnview scored three points and Katie Bergman of Hicksville and Adia Welch of Lincolnview two apiece for the Buckeye State.

Shelby Caldwell of Jay County led Indiana with nine points while Kendra Muhlenkamp of Jay County scored seven.

In the boys contest, Indiana led 48-40 at half and held on behind 19 points from Heritage’s Jayden Harris, who hit six 3-point shots in the game. David Ejah of Carroll had 14 points, Alec Burton of Heritage 13 and Kevin Brown of Adams Central 12 for Indiana.

Miller put on a 3-point shooting clinic knocking down eight for a game-best 24 points to lead Ohio. Wade Sheets of Crestview was the only other Ohio player in double figures with 13 points. Josiah Linder of Wayne Trace and Zane Miller of Lincolnview both scored nine points with Luke Brewer of Antwerp adding eight. Ethan Kemler of Lincolnview finished with six points, Fletcher Cook of Paulding five and Drew Kline of Crestview and Cole Seslar of Antwerp three each with Van Wert’s Nate Place and Drew Bagley contributing two apiece.

Townley was also the Girls 3-point Contest winner with Harris winning the Boys 3-point Contest. Cameron Mitchell, of Heritage was the Slam Dunk Contest champion.