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The South Charleston Community Center will host the boys’ and girls’ North-South All-Star Basketball Classic tonight.

Girls compete at 6 p.m. and guys at 7:30. Skills competition starts at 5 p.m.

Cory Harper and Malachi Watson from Elkins will play for the North team, coached by Amrit Rayfield and Tom Sears from South Harrison.

The Tigers ended 17-10 and won their first state tournament game in 73 years in a quarterfinal win against Ripley.

Harper and Watson averaged 14 points per game this year.

The remainder of the North squad includes Fairmont Senior’s DeSean Goode, Bridgeport’s Anthony Spatafore, East Fairmont’s Evan Parr, Morgantown’s Cam Danser and Brody Davis, South Harrison’s Corey Boulden and Noah Burnside, Williamstown’s Alex Irvin, St. Marys’ Luke Powell, Ritchie County’s Ethan Haught, Parkersburg South’s Austin Reeves, Jefferson’s Will Shively, Clay-Battelle’s Matt Gadd and Hedgesville’s Cam Wilkes.

The South squad includes James Monroe’s Eli Allen, Ravenswood’s Matthew Carte, Chapmanville’s Sal Dean, Ripley’s Luke Johnson, Shady Spring’s Braden Chapman and Cameron Manns, George Washington’s Ben Nicol and Brendan Hoffman, Greenbrier East’s Goose Gabbert, Cabell Midland’s Dominic Schmidt, Scott’s Reece Carden, Logan’s Scotty Browning, Tug Valley’s Parker Davis, Riverside’s Braydin Ward and Herbert Hoover’s Eli Robertson.

Logan’s Zach Green and James Monroe’s Matt Sauvage lead the South.

The North’s girls team includes Tucker County’s Kadie Colebank, Petersburg’s Braylee Corbin, and Pendleton County’s Ana Young.

Colebank will attend Wheeling University and Young Concord.

Webster County’s Sydney Baird, daughter of Elkins resident Ryan Baird, will play for the North team, coached by her mother Sharon Baird and East Fairmont’s James Beckman.

Gabby Reep, Olivia Toland, Morgan Cochran, and Avery Childers are Big 10 Conference players for the North team.

By Sanjh

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