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ST. MARYS â€“ Game MVP Jenna Matzinger of Coudersport scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Blue Team to a 92-76 win in the 12th annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Girls All-Star Basketball Game played Saturday night at Elk County Catholic High School.
Blue used a 15-5 run at the end of the first half to build a 47-36 halftime lead and then built the lead to as many as 23, 86-63, late in the second half before White made a late run getting within 10, 86-76, with 42 seconds to play.
ECCâ€™s Karly Carnovale added 12 points and four assists for Blue with Brockwayâ€™s Jalina Sabatose scoring 11 points and Johnsonburgâ€™s Justis Myers accounting for eight points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds.
For the White Team, DuBois Central Catholicâ€™s Miller Hopkins tied for game-high scoring honors with 16 points while adding six rebounds. She was 7 of 9 shooting. Coudersportâ€™s Tori Brown added 13 points with Kaneâ€™s Ashley Wilson tying for game-high rebounding honors with 10.
NOTES â€“ The winner of the girls 3-point shooting contest, which was held at halftime of the boysâ€™ game, was Clarion-Limestoneâ€™s Jade Walker, who edge Sabatose 11-10 â€¦ St. Marysâ€™ Kayla Hoohuli, the third all-time leading scorer in District 9 history, was originally going to miss the game because of a knee injury but ended up playing sparingly, mainly on the offensive end, and scoring nine points, on three 3-pointers, in six minutes of action.