Few see U.S. stars win, 125-113 Calvert Hall's Dixon gets 4 points in Capital Classic

April 14, 1997|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO SUN

LANDOVER -- The United States All-Stars defeated the Capital All-Stars, 125-113, at USAir Arena yesterday before 7,609, the smallest crowd to attend a Capital Classic contest.

Duke-bound forward Elton Brand and guard William Avery each scored a game-high 22 points to lead the U.S. All-Stars. Terence Morris led the Capital All-Stars with 20 points and Anthony Perry and Terrance Nixon added 16 each.

Brand, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward, was named MVP for the U.S. All-Stars. Reuben Boumtje Boumtje, a 6-foot-10 center heading to Georgetown, was named MVP for the Capital All-Stars, drawing some boos from the crowd. Boumtje Boumtje had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Those who disagreed with Boumtje Boumtje's selection probably thought Morris, who's heading to Maryland, should have received MVP honors. The 6-foot-8 forward from Thomas Johnson High had 10 rebounds and three blocks and was 8-for-11 from the field.

The lone Baltimore-area representative, Juan Dixon of Calvert Hall, scored four points in 18 minutes, hitting one of seven from the perimeter, but added two assists and three rebounds.

"My shot just wasn't falling," said Dixon, who signed with Maryland last November. "I tried to contribute in other ways like rebounding, steals, assists and defense. I just wanted to do whatever to help the team win."

With Dixon's future coach, Gary Williams, in attendance, along with Skip Prosser of Xavier, John Thompson of Georgetown and Nolan Richardson of Arkansas, the U.S. All-Stars won for the fourth straight season, extending the series lead to 16-8.

Dixon, a two-time first-team All-Metro selection, scored his basket with 10: 09 left in the second quarter, pulling the Capital All-Stars, who trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, to 31-26.

U.S. ALL-STARS -- Brand 22, Battier 6, Chenowith 10, Davis 14, Artest 16, Avery 22, Miller 6, McKenzie 2, Cosby 6, Mouring 12, Jones 6, Bersticker 3. Totals 52 15-27 125.

CAPITAL ALL-STARS -- Tyndell 2, Nixon 16, Boumtje Boumtje 11, Hill 4, Brown 15, Lee 4, Zak 8, Dixon 4, Perry 16, Kane 8, Pearson 1, Robinson 4, Morris 20. Totals 42 22-26 113.

Halftime: United States All-Stars 61-58.

Pub Date: 4/14/97

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