Participants for the boys and girls 2012 Idaho State High School All-Star Basketball Games were announced recently by the North Idaho College Athletics Department.
Players were chosen by a selection committee of sportswriters and broadcasters from throughout the state. The committee selected 12 players, two alternates and a coach for the four teams.
The ninth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 in Christianson Gym, on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. The event will be a doubleheader format with high school seniors playing on teams representing northern and southern Idaho. The competition begins with the girls’ game at 1 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 3:30 p.m. The event will include a three-point shooting contest with the girls competing against the boys and a slam-dunk contest between the games.
Admission to the game is $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens and will be available at the door, sponsor locations and local area high schools.
The games are sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Century 21-Beutler and Associates, the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Michael D’s Eatery, Sports Cellar and the NIC Booster Club.
Last year the north teams won both games, avenging a sweep by the south in 2011. The North girls’ team won for just the third time in eight contests, 83-69, while the north boys evened the series in another high scoring matchup, 138-95. Information: NIC Athletics Director Al Williams at (208) 665-5458 or NIC Athletics Coordinator Patty Stewart at (208) 769-3348.
**2012 Idaho State High School All-Star Game rosters attached** BOYS GAME ROSTERS NORTH BOYS: Deon Watson Coeur d’Alene Devon Loy Coeur d’Alene Nathan Rathbun Deary Eric Cooper Lakeland Luke Ness Lake City Lane Brooks Moscow Luke Thoreson Post Falls Marcus Colbert Post Falls Michael Hillman Post Falls Jackson Olin SandpointSatchel Schetzle St. Maries Tyler Morgan Kellogg Brian Cronnelly Timberlake Alternate: Jack Nygaard Kamiah Coach: Jeff Lambert Kellogg SOUTH BOYS: Trae Pilster BlackfootBen Tucakovic Borah Garrett Jones Boise Aaron Maffey Centennial Jake Hollifield Jerome Ryker Pierce Madison Joey Nebecker Melba Trevor Maughan Middleton Brandon Luedtke Mountain View Carson White New Plymouth Dylan Jones Rigby Kamen McCullough Rigby Eric Harr Twin Falls Alternate: Sean McCarthy Idaho Falls Coach: Justin Jones Rigby GIRLS GAME ROSTERS NORTH GIRLS:Kyeli Parker Coeur d’AleneErin Legel Coeur d’AleneBrocklynn Thornton Clark Fork Jasmyn Smith Lake CityJansen Butler Lake CityChelsea Waters LewistonTisha Phillips Lewiston Cieana Close Lakeland Taylor Anderson Moscow Maggie Kirscher Sandpoint Kara Wenstrom Timberlake Kelly Madsen Timberlake Alternates:Mateah Harper Kamiah Coach: Matt Miller Timberlake SOUTH GIRLS:Kalli Williams CapitalSierrna Short CentennialSydney Webb Declo Sarah Viehweg Marsh ValleyTaylor Simmons MiddletonHailey Larsen Rigby Alli Furniss RigbyAlicia Jones SkylineGeorgia Brown Sugar-SalemCassidy Skidmore West Jefferson(Kaitana) KT Martinez Wood RiverHaylee Thompson Wood River Coach: Shaliana Taylor Rigby