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HS Basketball: 23 of Valley’s Best Players Selected for All-Star Game – 8th Annual Desert Valley Basketball Classic This Friday

Published on March 23, 2014 by Paul Bandong

The 8th Annual Desert Valley All-Star Basketball Classic features thirty of the best boys and thirty of the best girls senior basketball payers from throughout Southwest Riverside County competing in one last game this Friday, March 28th, at Vista Murrieta High School. The girls’ game and festivities (three-point shooting and free throw contest) begin at 6:00 pm. The boys’ festivities and game are scheduled for 7:30 pm. A dunk contest will be held at halftime of the boys’ game.

Nine local girls were selected. Yuendie Guridi (Vista Murrieta), Abby Welch and Roya Rustamzada (Great Oak), Ronisha Daniels (Heritage) and Kianna Williams (Lakeside) will be playing on the Away team coached by Anthony Williams (Lakeside).

Brittaney Janssen (Temecula Prep), Kaelea Alonzo (Heritage), Kelsie Howgard (Perris) and Ashlynn Cota (Paloma Valley) will be playing for the Home team coached by Dennis Ullum (Roosevelt).

Fourteen local boys were selected. Kevin Padlo (Murrieta Valley), Reynaldo Solarzano (Elsinore), Shondell Smith (Murrieta Mesa), Elishua Jackson and Tyler Cook (Perris), Jeremy Smith (Great Oak), Drake Powers (Chaparral), and Matt Wager (Rancho Christian) will be playing for the Away team coached by Geoff Gorham (Norte Vista).

Spencer Benson (Vista Murrieta), Luke Timm and Jay Merriweather (Temescal Canyon), Tyler Bilton (Murrieta Valley), and Ryan Schaefer (Temecula Valley) will be playing for the Home team coached by Vonn Webb (Roosevelt).

A number of colleges have confirmed they will be in attendance for the showcase event: CSU San Bernardino, CSU San Marcos, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Los Angeles, Point Loma, Puget Sound, UC Merced, San Diego Christian, Linfield College, Cal Baptist University, Vanguard University, La Sierra University, Miramar, Irvine Valley, Riverside Community College, Saddleback, San Diego City, San Bernardino Community College, Grossmont, and MSJC.

Doors will open at 5 pm. Adult tickets are $9; Students with ID are $7.

Come out and see these great high school stars one last time!

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