East-West All-Stars high school basketball at the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday evening
West men 124
East men 92
*****Julius Brooks from Page had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the West in the win.*****
West women 87
East women 77
*****Helen Terry from Dudley pumped in 10 points in the winning effort for the West.*****
Ali Ford from Morganton Freedom was named the MVP in the women’s game as she dropped in 20 points to pace the West.
Mike Grace from Mount Tabor was the MVP in the men’s contest with 16 points and 5 assists to set the tone for the West in the backcourt.
Mr. William Whitaker the girl’s coach from Southern Guilford was there taking it all in and he saw Paris Alston from Southeast Guiford add 9 points and 7 rebounds for the West, Shay Jones from Mount Tabor also chipped in 9, Anna Freeman/East Davidson, had 4 points(plus 7 rebounds) as did Jasmine Cromartie with four points(WS Parkland) and Eleisha Hairston, Reidsville added 3 points for the West women.
K.J. Sherrill(West Rowan) had a double-double for the West men with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while C.J. Harris(Mount Tabor) laid in 11 points and Josh Pittman(Trinity) was on the board for 5 points for the West.
It all goes back to the Guilford County kids for the West with Helen Terry and Julius Brooks giving a very good account of themselves in their last high school basketball games.
Helen wasn’t having much luck on the outside, but she was hitting layups like she was back in the Dudley gymnasium. Helen’s defense was also right on target and her pressure allowed her team to run and to get into transition just like it did when Coach Kris Britton used to call the shots in the PantherNation.
Julius was able to take full advantage of his playing time in Coach Howard West’s system for the West men and he could have scored a few more baskets, but this was a night where if you got the ball chances were it was staying in the shooter’s hands and the first look was not always inside, it was let it rip and put it up for two or three no matter where you were on the court. Coach Robert Kent had Julius ready for the next level and as we said earlier, Julius Brooks did not disappoint anyone. West assistant Greg McKenzie was also very impressed with the Julius Brooks effort.
*****We were predicting that Julius would go 12/6 or 10/7 on his points/rebounds, so we were right on the money and Julius really exceeded expectations as did Helen and we are very proud of both of them.*****
Former Smith Golden Eagle coach Gene Banks was there and the one-time Duke Blue Devil superstar said the word is true, he did get that new job with the NBA’s Washington Wizards in the area of player development and Gene had his Wizards shirt on to prove his new loyalties……