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Kite, McClelland lead teams in all-star game wins

Published 4/23/2013

By The Telegram

Drew Kite of Scott City scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Gray team to a 108-97 victory on Sunday over the White squad in the annual Southwest Kansas Senior All-Star Basketball game at Perryman Athletic Complex.

Garden City's Johna McClelland scored 19 points in the girls' game to lead the White squad to a narrow 69-68 victory over the Gray team.

Kite, The Telegram's 2013 Boys Player of the Year who just recently signed to play basketball at Fort Hays State University, scored 14 points in the first half to lead his team to a 56-50 halftime advantage.

Liberal's William Ross added 18 points for the Gray team, while Eli Kuhlman of Wallace County scored 16 and Scott City's Brett O'Neil chipped in with 11. For the white squad, Garden City's Bo Banner led the way with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, while Sublette's Taylor Williamson was next with 19. Holcomb's duo of Tyler LaSalle and Shane Bennett contributed 16 and 12 points, respectively. Wallace County's Samuel McKinney also was in double figures with 13 points for the losing squad.

In support of McClelland's output, Holcomb's Karissa Pena added 13, while Maddie Beagley of Russell and Ashlynd Horton of Wichita South added 12 and 10 points for the White squad. Hannah Whitaker of Greeley County paced the Gray squad with 22 points, 14 of those coming in the first half. The Gray team held a 38-25 halftime lead, but the White team went on a 44-30 second-half surge to rally. Tori Spann of Wichita East scored 17 points, Holcomb's Katie Pfeifer, The Telegram's 2013 Girls Player of the Year was next with 15, and Monica Veleta of Greeley County contributed 10 for the Gray squad.

The all-star game is sponsored by the Garden City Community College athletic department.

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Girls

White 69, Gray 68

Gray (68) — Hoskinson 0, Pfeifer 15, Spann 17, Whitaker 22, Favors 4, Richter 0, Veleta 10.

White (69) — Matteson 6, Pena 13, Parsons 1, Beagley 12, Horton 10, Whipple 8, McClelland 19.

Halftime Score — Gray 38, White 25.

Boys

Gray 108, White 97

White (97) — LaSalle 16, McKinney 13, Banner 22, Reese 4, Williamson 19, Boersma 3, Holloway 8, Bennett 12.

Gray (108) — Kite 30, O'Neil 11, Ross 18, Terpstra 9, Milford 9, Kuhlman 16, Hernandez 4, Friesen 9.

Halftime score — Gray 56, White 50.

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