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Frenship's Rogers scored 10, but South routs North 124-93 in THSCA All-Star basketball game

Posted: July 30, 2012 - 9:48pm  |  Updated: July 31, 2012 - 12:17am
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SAN ANTONIO — The tempo of the Texas High School Coaches All-Star game was fast-paced, just like Idalou head coach Tyler Helms likes.

But the sloppiness that tends to come with an all-star game seemed to hurt the Helms-coached North squad more as the South used a strong shooting effort in the second period to grab a huge lead and never look back for a 124-93 victory in St. Mary’s Bill Greehey Arena.

“We knew we were going to have to shoot the ball well and then try to keep them off the glass, and we didn’t do either of those in the first half,” Helms said. “We knew they had a height advantage, and the things we needed to do to stay in the game we didn’t do.”

The game featured a pair of South Plains standouts on the North roster in Seminole guard Jarod Adams and Frenship guard Tyler Rogers, who was a late addition to the lineup.

Rogers had the better game of the two with 10 points, while Adams finished with five points.

“I feel blessed to be in a situation where I can squeeze in and help these guys and play a little basketball,” Rogers said. “I think their game plan when they saw me was to push the little white kid around a bit. But it was a lot of fun being able to play with these guys. You’ve got to play tough if you’re going to play with them.”

Idalou forward Riley Payne was supposed to play in the game, reuniting with his high school coach one last time. But Payne suffered a sprained foot playing in a game at Trinity Christian last week, and his foot did not heal enough to allow him to play in the all-star game.

William Stinnett of Waco LaVega led all scorers with 25 points to earn South most valuable player honors. Shawn Prudhomme and Tauren Waller-Prince added 16 apiece, Connor Lammert added 14 and Quinn Taylor, Jeffrey Rodewall, Mitchell Badillo and Jason Gentry each had 11.

Jett Raines of Coppell was named the North MVP after scoring 15 points. Zach LeDay led the North with 18 points while Orion Stewart and Clarke Overlander chipped in 15 each.

Despite the blowout loss, Helms relished the opportunity to coach in the game.

“The experience this week was pretty unbelievable,” Helms said. “It’s a class act down here. The THSCA does a great job putting it on. I was joking with my assistants that you don’t realize how much goes into this until you’re down here going through it. These guys take it seriously and it was and it was awesome this week.”

A dunk by Stewart and a 3-pointer from Overlander midway through the first gave the North its biggest lead at 15-11. But once the South got its 3-point shooting going, the tempo of the game increased greatly and the North struggled to keep up.

A jumper by Jordan Van De Kop gave the North its final lead at 28-27 less than 20 seconds into the second quarter. The South then went on a 14-0 run, getting a pair of 3-pointers from Gentry and one of Stinnett’s four first-half treys to grab a 41-28 lead. Gentry and Stinnett combined for 13 of the 14 points in the run.

Stewart tried to keep the North in the game, scoring two straight baskets as part of a 6-0 spurt that pulled the North to within 41-34 with 6:10 left in the quarter. But Stratton Williams capped a 7-0 run three minutes later that pushed the South lead to 53-37, and the South never led by fewer than double digits again.

Shortly afterward, however, Williams left the game when his right knee buckled on a drive to the basket, and he spent the rest of the game in a wheelchair next to the South bench.

The South outrebounded the North 32-22 in the first half and forced the North into 22 turnovers.

Raines led the North in the first half with 13 points and five rebounds while Overlander chipped in nine points.

Stinnett led all scorers with 16 points in the first two periods. Gentry hit three total 3-pointers in the first half to finish with 11 points while Baylor-bound Waller-Prince added 10 points despite picking up three early fouls.

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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION

ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME

at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio

NORTH — Reeves 1 0-0 3, Raines 5 5-5 15, Tabor 1 0-0 3, Rogers 4 2-2 10, Sutton 0 4-4 4, Adams 2 0-2 5, Overlander 5 0-0 15, Van De Kop 2 1-2 5, LeDay 7 2-2 18, Stewart 7 1-2 15. Totals 33 15-20 93.

SOUTH — Gentry 4 0-0 11, Badillo 4 3-3 11, Duenez 1 1-3 3, Rodewall 2 7-10 11, Prudhomme 7 1-1 16, Stinnett 10 1-1 25, Waller-Prince 6 3-5 16, Taylor 4 2-4 11, Ellwanger 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Jordan 3 0-0 6, Lammert 7 0-0 14. Totals 48 18-27 124.

North 26 25 21 21 — 93

South 27 38 23 36 — 124

3-point goals: North 10 (Reeves, Tabor, Adams, Overlander 5, LeDay 2); South 10 (Gentry 3, Prudhomme, Stinnett 4, Waller-Prince, Taylor). Rebounds: North 43, South 48. Total fouls: North 16, South 13. Fouled out: South, Waller-Price. Technical fouls: none

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