Dudley’s Helen Terry leads locals for the Girl’s East-West All-Stars

Women’s Basketball Standouts Named for NCCA East-West All-Star Game

We have:
Helen Terry-Dudley
Anna Freeman-East Davidson
Jazmin Cromartie-WS Parkland
Eleisha Hairston-Reidsville

Twenty of the state’s top female basketball seniors have accepted invitations to participate in the 35th NCCA East-West All-Star Game to be played in the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday, July 20, 2009 (6:30 tipoff). Twelve NCPrep.com All-State selections, six of them also AP All-State selections, are expected to play in the all-star game.

West Charlotte High’s Christal Caldwell and Stateville High’s Keyrra Gillespie, both NCPrep.comp and AP 1st team All-State selections, are expected to play for the West team. A University of Florida signee, Caldwell averaged 17 points per game her senior season, leading West Charlotte High to its first state championship. Gillespie, who averaged 14 points and 10 assists her senior season at Statesville High, has signed with Clemson University. They will be joined by AP All-State 2nd team selections Anna Freeman of East Davidson High, Eleisha Hairston of Reidsville High, and Nikki Burton of West Charlotte High. Parkland High’s Jazmin Cromartie, Butler High’s Celeste Stewart, and Dudley High’s Helen Terry, all fellow NCPrep.com All-State selections, are also expected to play.

The East is expected to counter with five NCPreps.com All-State selections of its own, including AP All-State first team selection Asia Williams. A Wake Forest University signee, Williams averaged 21 points per game for Durham Hillside her senior season. Expected to join her are fellow NCPreps.com All-State selections LaKevia Boykin of Southeast Raleigh High, Kelsey Evans of Wakefield High, and Southview High teammates Amber Calvin and Jazmine Cooper.

Head coach Jamie Willoughby of Tarboro High will lead the East team, and head coach Ken Beaty of Forestview High will lead the West. The West won last year’s competition 75-73, but the East leads the all-time series 19-15.

2009 NCCA East-West All-Star Games

Women’s Basketball Rosters

East Team

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
LaKevia Boykin G 5-9 Raleigh Southeast Raleigh
Amber Calvin G 5-7 Hope Mills South View
Tierra Coleman C 6-1 Cameron Western Harnett
Jazmine Cooper F 6-0 Fayetteville South View
Kelsey Evans F 6-2 Raleigh Wakefield
Alyssa Luebs F 6-0 Havelock Havelock
Joan Shontel Mallory G 5-6 Roanoke Rapids Weldon
Sasha Millington G 5-4 Clinton Clinton
Asia Williams G – Durham Hillside
Sarah Wollett G 5-10 Wake Forest Wakefield

Head Coach: Jamie Willoughby (Tarboro HS)
Assistant Coach: Lewis Cummings (Western Harnett)

West Team

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
Nikki Burton G/F 5-8 Charlotte West Charlotte
Christal Caldwell G/F 5-9 Charlotte West Charlotte
Jazmin Cromartie 6-0 Clemmons Parkland
Ali Ford G 5-4 Morganton Freedom
Jaquaria Forney G/F 5-9 Charlotte Butler
Anna Freeman P 6-0 Thomasville East Davidson
Keyrra Gillespie G 5-5 Statesville Statesville
Eleisha Hairston 5-11 Reidsville Reidsville
Celeste Stewart G 5-6 Charlotte Butler
Helen Terry G 5-2 Greensboro Dudley

Head Coach: Ken Beaty (Forestview HS)
Assistant Coach: Jerry Murray (Draughn HS)