Eastside stars claim bragging rights with 105-101 win over West

April 23, 1994|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,Contributing Writer

The Eastside reclaimed full bragging rights in the city as the East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars, 105-101, in the fifth annual Rodney Beasley Memorial All-Star Game at Southwestern last night.

In the girls game, the Black All-Stars defeated the Purple All-Stars, 64-54.

Southern of Baltimore guard Damon Cason and Rodney Elliott of Dunbar, who signed with Maryland on Thursday, each scored 13 points to lead the East.

In the final 10 minutes, Cason scored all 13 of his points and finished with six assists.

"The Westside was talking trash because they won last year," said Cason. "I played through the first two rotations, then in the fourth, coach [Mike] Wise told me that I was going to play the entire fourth quarter and I felt I had to take over."

Kevin Waters of Southwestern led the West squad with 15. Another host school participant, Donnie Joy, contributed 13 and Anthony Tyrell of Walbrook had 11.

"We told the kids to have some fun, but this was a traditional rivalry," said East coach Mike Wise, who is an assistant at Southern. "The West had won one last year and wanted to repeat and we felt that should come back home to East Baltimore."

Not many of the spectators at the girls contest had seen Nyota Mitchell of Randallstown play. The first-team All-Metro performer, who led Randallstown to the state 3A final four at UMBC in March, didn't disappoint, scoring 22 to lead the Black squad past the Purple All-Stars.

"We had good practices and got along great," said Mitchell, who signed with Fairleigh Dickinson last week. "Everything went smooth once the game started."

Jacqueline Wilkes of Patterson contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Black team. Celine Falline of Lake Clifton had six points and 12 rebounds.

Dunbar's Lakeisha McFall led the Purple team with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Kenya Holman of Poly and Forest Park's Sherri Anderson each contributed eight.

The Black squad pulled away midway in the second half, going on a 12-0 run, turning a 45-43 deficit into a 55-45 advantage with 6:43 remaining. Wilkes scored six during the run and Mitchell had three assists. But the Purple squad rallied. Six free throws and a layup by Dunbar's Lakeisha McFall closed the Black margin to two with 3:06 remaining.

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