The Show: Colorado's High School All-Star Game extended highlights

The Show: Colorado's High School All-Star Game extended highlights

Girls Basketball

The Show: Colorado's High School All-Star Game extended highlights

Check out extended video highlights, recap and stats of both games.


Check out extended video highlights, recap and stats of both games.

DENVER – The Show, Colo.’s High School All-Star Game presented by the Denver Nuggets and Gold Crown Foundation, tipped off with the ladies on Saturday, April 4 at Pepsi Center.  Arapahoe’s Jerry Knafelc coached the girls Blue team, and ThunderRidge’s Paula Krueger coached the girls Gold team.

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Girls Blue Team roster:
Sarah Logar – Peyton – 5’3” – Senior
Raegan Rohn – Monarch – 5’6” – Senior
Cassidy Budge – Rampart – 5’7” – Senior
Haley Simental – Pueblo West – 5’8” Senior
Jennah Knafelc – Arapahoe – 5’9” – Senior
Michaela Onyenwere – Grandview – 5’11” – Sophomore
Jon’Nae Richardson – Denver East – 5’9” – Senior
Jenn Ubaniak – Palmer – 6’0” – Senior
Molly Rohrer – Cherry Creek – 6’2” – Senior
Courtney Smith – Legacy – 6’2” – Senior
Alyssa Rader – Horizon -6’2” – Senior (selected, but unable to play)

Girls Gold Team roster:
Sydni Brandon – Grand Junction – 5’7” – Senior
Jordan Williams – Norwood – 5’8” – Senior
Brenna Chase – Broomfield – 5’9” – Junior
Jess Lewis – Regis Jesuit – 5’9” – Senior
Nicole Archanbeau – Canon City – 5’10” – Senior
Kaleigh Paplow – Lutheran – 5’10” – Senior
Callie Kaiser – Broomfield – 5’10” – Senior
Taylor Rusk – ThunderRidge – 5’1” – Junior
Brooke Pemberton – Fossil Ridge – 6’0” – Senior
Kylee Shook – Mesa Ridge – 6’4” – Junior

The All-Star girls hoops game remained pretty close the entire time at Pepsi Center.  Both squads were playing hard, and Rocky was walking around the Pepsi Center causing trouble per usual.  At the half, the Blue team led the Gold team 30-27.  In the last four minutes of the game, it seemed as though the only shots made were from behind the arc, and both teams were trading treys left and right.  Despite a vicious 8-point run from Colorado’s Gatorade girls hoops Player of the Year Michaela Onyenwere at the end, the Gold team squeaked by with a final score of 67-64.

BLUE TEAM:  Haley Simental scored 12 points with two assists; Jon’Nae Richardson had 11 points, four rebounds and one steal; but no one stuffed the stat sheet like Michaela Onyenwere, dropping a game high 16 points, with 8 boards and three blocks; Cassidy Budge and Molly Rohrer each contributed seven points as well.

GOLD TEAM:  Sydni Brandon was the squad’s playmaker, dishing out five assists, to go with seven points and three rebounds; Kaleigh Paplow was the thief of the game, with five steals to go with nine points and three rebounds; Callie Kaiser scored nine points, grabbed eight boards, had one assist, one steal and a block; Taylor Rusk scored eight points, grabbed four boards and had two assists; Brook Pemberton had 12 points and three rebounds.


The boys tipped shortly after the girls’ game finished.  Faith Christian’s Andrew Hasz coached the boys Blue team, and Pueblo Central’s Brad Ranson coached the boys Gold team.

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Boys Blue Team roster:
Brian Carey – Denver East – 5’9” – Senior
Elijah Ross – Eaglecrest – 5’10” – Senior
Colbey Ross – Eaglecrest – 5’1” – Sophomore
Kadyn Hicks – Highland – 6’3” – Senior
Malik Hart – Montbello – 6’3” – Senior
Justin Bassey – Colorado Academy – 6’4” – Junior
Grant Harkness – Faith Christian – 6’5” – Senior
Blend Avdili – Eaglecrest – 6’5” – Senior
Charles Gavin – Denver South – 6’7” – Senior
Zach Pirog – ThunderRidge – 6’10” – Senior

Boys Gold Team roster:
Austin Conway – Overland – 5’9” – Senior
Michael Sparks – Lincoln – 5’9” – Senior
Tanner Smith – Jim Elliot Christian – 6’0” – Senior
Mike Ranson – Pueblo Central – 6’2” – Junior
Justinian Jessup – Longmont – 6’4” – Junior
Donovan Oldham – Rampart – 6’4” – Senior
Thomas Neff – Arvada West – 6’5” – Senior
Chris Moody – Chaparral – 6’6” – Senior
Jake Holtzmann – Chaparral – 6’6” – Senior
Ryan Quaid – Fossil Ridge – 6’7” – Senior
De’Ron Davis – Overland – 6’10” – Junior (selected, but unable to play)

It’s really, really fun to watch the Ross brothers and Brian Carey play basketball together – on the same team.  Actually, it’s just really fun to watch all these guys play with each other.  Malik Hart opened the game with a triple for the Blue team.  The Blue team managed to stay on top the first half, but not by too much.  The Blue team really seemed to connect well on the floor with one another.  Sure, Gold had the height, but Blue had the handles.  At halftime, Blue led Gold 46-37.  Gold was fire from behind the arc – notably Justinian Jessup and Thomas Neff.  But this game was just really close – up until the last second.  The squads were tied at 82 with 12.1 seconds left in regulation.  Then, it went to overtime; but no ordinary overtime – an overtime that ends as quickly as possible AKA sudden victory.  Remember, the Nuggets are scheduled to host the Clippers after this.  The next bucket won the game… Guess who it was? Colorado’s Gatorade boys hoops Player of the Year Brian Carey.  How fitting.  The Blue team ended up defeating the Gold squad with a final score of 84-82

BLUE TEAM:  Brian Carey dropped a game high 24 points, with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one blocked shot; Elijah (five points, four boards, two steals) and Colbey (eight points, two rebounds) were also huge playmakers in this game, dishing out five assists each; Justin Bassey stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks; Charles Gavin added 14 points and Zach Pirog contributed eight points, eight boards and four blocks.

GOLD TEAM:  Austin Conway had 11 points, one board and four assists; Michael Sparks scored 10 points, with one rebound, four assists and a steal; Justinian Jessup finished with nine points, two boards, an assist and a steal; Donovan Oldham scored 10 points; Thomas Neff scored 11 points; Chris Moody went off for 17 points, 13 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocked shots.





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