Delaware high school basketball season has wound down, but there is still one game left to play.
This year’s Blue-Gold All Star games will be held Saturday at the Bob Carpenter Center. Admission to the games are $10 and $8 for students.
Doors open at noon for the 18th annual games. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware, an organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
For the girls game, the Blue (north) team will face Gold (south) at 1:30 p.m. After the girls game, there will be a celebrity game to set up for the 4 p.m. tip of the boys game, which features a halftime slam dunk contest.
Along with the games, festivities include an All-Star Awards Banquet at Dover Downs on Thursday, pregame middle school basketball clinic hosted by DIBCA, family-friendly games and activities on the concourse, a 3-point shot contest, raffles, tentative attendance by the 87ers along with bands, mascots and cheer squads.
Finally, three random people will take a chance at a $10,000 shot on game day.
The gold team will be coached by Laurel’s Shawn Phillips and Dover’s Stephen Wilson. For the girls team, Emilio Perry of Woodbridge, Ron Dukes of Sussex Central and Trenita Shields of Lake Forest will coach the south team.
“It’s always, because the coaches vote on it, nice when you get recognized by your coaches and peers that you go up against,” Phillips said. “It’s always a good thing.”
Phillips was an assistant coach a few years ago, and said it’s an experience that makes anyone in attendance feel good.
“If you buy a ticket you know its going to a good cause,” he said. “They really do put on a good show. … It’s always a good cause when anything has to do with blue gold.”
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Saturday’s Blue-Gold schedule
At Bob Carpenter Center
11 a.m. Middle School Boys and Girls Clinic sponsored by DIBCA
12:30 p.m. Doors open, VIP Reception
1:30 Girls All-Star Game (3-point contest at halftime)
3 Celebrity game
4:30 Boys All-Star Game (dunk contest at halftime)
Blue boys: Paul Brown, St. Georges; Raheim Burnett, Mount Pleasant; Mikey Dixon, Sanford; Kyle Evans, Sanford; Dezmond Gould, Delcastle; Preston Hickman, DAPSS; Jamal Hunt, Hodgson; Muhannad Hussein, Delcastle Markee Johnson, William Penn; Rob Myrick, Mount Pleasant; Jamai Rice, St. Mark’s; Noah Rivera, Concord; Kawon Spencer-Taylor, Dickinson; Danny Walsh, William Penn; Jacob Walsh, Sanford
Coaches: Phil Hill, DMA; Francis Pupillo, DMA; Don Burg, DMA
Gold boys: Tai’Ron Abbott, Sussex Central; Kristian Alexander, Appoquinimink; Jordan Allen, Dover; Michael Douglas, Dover; Dom Griffith, Lake Forest; Wontrell Hammond, Caesar Rodney; Shyhiem Holden, Laurel; Devin Kravitz, Milford; Drew Mulcahy, Cape Henlopen; Henry Nesmith, Milford; Demetrius Price, Cape Henlopen; Charlie Taylor, Smyrna; Justin Thompson, Middletown; Terrance Woodlin, Dover; Javier Worthy, Smyrna
Coaches: Shawn Phillips, Laurel; Stephen Wilson, Dover
Blue girls: Chrishyanah Alston, Sanford; Caroline Grasso, Charter of Wilmington Alyssa Irons, Ursuline; Kailyn Kampert, Ursuline Sarah Kautz, Conrad Ciana Kinlaw, Christiana Meg Mallon, Padua; Nydera Mathews, Delcastle; Bridget McLaughlin, DMA; Wynter McLaughlin, Concord; Michaella Moore, Tatnall; Holly Panchak, Concord; Karissa Phelps, William Penn Taylor Samuels, Sanford; Kaitlynn Wolff, St. Mark’s
Coaches: Andrew Castagna, Glasgow; John Kulesza, Conrad; Cherelle Dennis, Newark Charter
Gold girls: Altia Anderson, Woodbridge; Jonae Boone, Milford Shirle’ Brown, Appoquinimink; Cherise Castello, Polytech; Dania Daniels, Lake Forest; Kala Fluitt, Milford; Jenkins, Sussex Central; Ashunte Manigo, Smyrna; Quiara Mayes, Appoquinimink; Ashlee McCoy, Delmarva Christian; Kyra Moore, Dover; Jordan Moseley, Caesar Rodney; Kourtnie Orth, St. Thomas More; Emily Truitt, Sussex Central; Lamesha Walker, Sussex Central
Coaches: Emilio Perry, Woodbridge; Ron Dukes, Sussex Central; Trenita Shields, Lake Forest