BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – The West won rolled to big wins in the larger class contests, while the East had a slight edge amongst the smaller schools. In the end, the two regions split the four games at the McDonald’s All-Star Classic.
Portland’s Jayvon Pitts-Young and Jake Moody of Wells each had 20 as the West had too much offense for the East in the Class ‘A’/’B’ boys game 143-115. Hampden Academy’s Zach Gilpin led all scorers with 26.
The Western Maine ladies also rolled to lopsided victory in the ‘A’ & ‘B’ matchups, 83-44. McAuley’s Allie Clement, who also won the three-point contest, had game-high 21.
In the boys ‘C’ & ‘D’ matchups, Van Buren’s Jacob Rioux and his 25 points helped the East to a 113-105 win over the West. Hyde’s Warsame Mohamed was the West’s and game’s top scorer with 27 points.
The East was able to salvage an overall split thanks to a 73-68 triumph for the girls in Classes ‘C’/’D’. Raychel Alley of Stearns finished with 17 points.
In other notes, Falmouth’s Nick Burton won the slam dunk contest, while Old Town’s Garvey Melmed and Emily Keene of Spruce Mountain each won a state title for foul-shooting.