The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Basketball: Locals look to tip off one more time

  • Lowe, Drone & Smithpeters, Henshaw will play in All-Star game
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  • Twenty-seven of the most talented senior basketball players from throughout the region will assemble Sunday and compete in the 26th Annual All-Star Classic at the Donald L. Brewer Gymnasium and Convocation Center on the John A. Logan College campus.
    Game time is set for 3 p.m. All tickets are $5. Ed Belva and Todd Tripp will coach one team, while Kevin Toney and Eric Stallman will coach the other.
    Players on Belva and Tripp’s squad include: Jerrod Warren-Carbondale; Jeremy Weeke-Okawville; Link Cushman-Chester; Justin Lukens-Herrin; Scott Brown and Devin Holle-Nashville; Gabe Owens and Kris Harlow-Woodlawn; Devantae Price-Egyptian; Austin McPheron-Johnston City; Trey Witges-Waltonville; Trevor Flota-Mount Vernon; George Kuhlman-Trico; and Darin Winkelman-Steeleville.
    Players on Toney and Stallman’s team are: Dylan Davidson-Newton; Daz Nickerson-Massac County; Anthony Johnson-Oblong; Dylan Harding-Pinckneyville; Patrick Lowe and Andrew Drone-Gallatin County; Joshua Jones-Meridian; Kevin Mercks-Christopher; Blaine LePere-Trico; Aaron Rushing-Sparta; Dalton Beltz- Du Quoin and Tyler Smithpeters and Capel Henshaw from state champ, Harrisburg.
    Prior to the game, there will be three-point shooting and dunk contests. The Ron Herrin Award will be presented just prior to tip-off.
    There will also be a halftime performance by the Du Quoin High School Indianettes dance squad. Prior to the start of the second half, the Shawn Oldani Award will be presented. At the conclusion of the game, the Buffalo Wild Wings MVP awards will be presented.
    For more information, contact event organizer, Wendell Wheeler, at 618-790-3045.
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