Panama City, FL---The brightest stars from the high school basketball season in our area taking part in the 10th annual Halifax All-Star Classic Saturday.
The West selected by the Northwest Florida Daily News, the East picked by the Panama City News Herald as the action taking place at Gulf Coast at the Billy Harrison Field House.
First half, Rutherford's Khaliel Spearman goes up top to Vernon's Alex Brown for the ally oop. Brown had 21 on the day. East up 5.
East team loaded with scorers, like Mosley's Nat Dixon, iso mode, fade away knocks him back, he still knocks down the jumper to put his guys up double digits.
But the West starts to come back. Crestview's Ronnie Baylard with two of his 25 points cuts the defecit to one.
The West's leading scorer, Paxton's Austin Carnley, this is called instant offense. And one. Tie ball game.
After a few lead exchanges, Spearman look's to keep the East in control. Huge day for the Ram. Breaks a tie game with the three.
Then before the half, Chai Baker open break, shut it down man. The state champion Malone Tiger helps the East to go up two at the break.
Second half, they keep control. Marianna's Roderick Copeland throws down the exclamation point.
Highest scoring game in the Classic's history. East wins 120-115.
Spearman the MVP of the East with a game record 37 points. Carnely set's a West Boys record of 30 as their MVP.
Khaliel is the 4th Ram to win the honor, but was happy to share the day with those his rivals on the court, but his friends off it.