CHICAGO — Amber Ramirez (Wagner, San Antonio) quickly became the star of the POWERADE Jamfest with big performances in both the three-point shootout and inaugural Legends and Stars Shootout.
The Texas Christian-bound senior showed off her shooting prowess throughout the night at the Chicago Theatre.
The final of the three-point shootout turned out to be a duel between Ramirez and Maryland-bound Destiny Slocum (Mountainview; Meridian, Idaho) after Aaliyah Wilson (Muskogee, Okla.) had just nine points.
Ramirez struck first, scoring 19 points. Slocum finished with 17, falling short and giving Ramirez the title.
In the first round, Slocum found a hot hand and scored 18 points. Ramirez was just behind her with 16 points, and Wilson edged out the rest of the field with 12.
Ramirez had a big moment in the Legends and Stars Shootout, which paired a member from the boys and girls teams with a McDonald’s All American Game Alumni.
Playing with Jayson Tatum from Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis and recently-retired WNBA player Candice Wiggins, Ramirez hit a halfcourt shot to score the win for her team.