BARBERTON — High school basketball fans were treated to two all-star games that needed overtime Wednesday night at Barberton High School.

The Magic City Kiwanis of Barberton hosted the annual Stark-Summit all-star games, and each matchup needed 42 minutes to determine a winner.

Summit won the girls game 91-89 and Stark won the boys game 97-93.

The Summit team featured players from Summit, Medina and Portage counties.

Wadsworth’s Kylee Batey led the Summit girls squad with 16 points. Norton’s Kelsey Hosey had 14 points and five rebounds and Lonasia Brewer of Archbishop Hoban totaled 12 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, two steals and two assists.

“We had fun and we never gave up,” Brewer said. “I know it is an all-star game and you are just supposed to just get an experience, but we didn’t give up. I didn’t give up because I don’t like to lose. We all wanted to get a win.”

Stark led 49-42 at halftime and 66-64 through three quarters. Hosey and Brewer combined for five points in overtime after it was tied 86-86 at the end of regulation.

“This was a fun game and a lot of us girls know each other,” Hosey said. “We had a good practice last night and we played well in the second half tonight.”

Green’s Kelsie Glass (14 points), Stow’s Lexi Petit (10 points), Southeast’s Andrea Radcliff (nine points) and Stow’s Emily Andrassy (four points, four assists, four steals) also figured prominently for Summit.

“It was fun getting to play with all of the other girls,” Glass said. “I have played against the Stow girls since we were little, so being able to play on the same team was cool.”

Added Petit: “This was a fast-paced game.”

Norton’s Brian Miller said he enjoyed coaching Hosey and the rest of the Summit Stars.

“We had quality players on both teams,” Miller said. “This was a great game. It was entertaining and a lot of fun to watch.”

Annie Roshak of North Canton Hoover paced the Stark girls with 28 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. She had a vocal fan group of family and friends with signs.

“This was a really cool experience because I have gone against a lot of these kids for four years,” Roshak said. “Today, we came together and mixed our playing styles, which was really cool.”

Tuslaw’s Majestic Sales finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Other key Stark players were Fairless’ Maddie Reese (14 points, seven rebounds, four assists), GlenOak’s Jade Abdulla (10 points) and Canton South’s Megan Mitchell (six points, six rebounds).

“We talked about beating Stark at practice yesterday, and for us to beat them in overtime is awesome,” Batey said. “We came back after being down by 11 points in the third quarter. This is a really good win and it was fun to play with girls that I have never played with. I have always played against the Stow girls, so it was fun playing with them. ...

"This is my third all-star game, and my last time wearing the Wadsworth jersey, so it is a little bit bittersweet, but I am excited for what the future has to offer.”

Julian Jackson of Perry led the Stark boys to victory with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and Minerva’s Brice Williams contributed 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Stark boys, under Minerva coach Shawn Green, led 28-18 at the end of the first quarter, 56-40 at halftime and 76-57 through three quarters. Summit drew even at 89-89 at the end of regulation.

Other key Stark players were Jackson’s Will Hyde (14 points, six rebounds, four blocks), Lake’s Jake Maranville (11 points), Louisville’s Spencer Hall (nine points), Alliance’s Demarko Brooks (eight points) and Jackson’s Anthony Mazzeo (eight points, 11 rebounds, six assists).

Evan Bainbridge of Stow paced the Summit boys with 17 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and two assists. Revere’s Chris Richardson contributed 17 points and eight rebounds, and Copley’s Samuel Emich had 15 points and five rebounds.

The other top Summit players were Brunswick’s Kyle Goessler (10 points), Green’s Kaleb Martin (10 points), Barberton’s Jordan Soyars (nine points, eight assists) and Buchtel’s Jonathan King (seven points, 10 rebounds).

 

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com.