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South team wins girls' Clayton County Senior All-Star Basketball game
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
March 14, 2013 11:38 AM | 1363 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the girls’ Clayton County Senior All-Star basketball game, the South squad (Jonesboro, Mundy’s Mill, Mt. Zion and Lovejoy) defeated the North team (Drew, Forest Park, North Clayton, Morrow and Riverdale) 60-48 at Drew High School on Wednesday.

Jonesboro’s Raven Wynn and Briana Benson and Mundy’s Mill’s Moneshia Dyer led the South in scoring. Wynn, who did her best to amuse the crowd with deep 3-point attempts and passes off the backboard while wearing her jersey backwards, was named her team’s MVP. Dyer made four of the South’s eight 3-pointers.

North Clayton’s Lorenda Holston, Drew’s Shaleya Winfrey and Riverdale’s DeAna Turner led the North’s offense. Holston earned the MVP honor for her team.

Thanks to five points apiece from Benson and Dyer in the first three minutes, the South, which had only five players from Jonesboro and four from Mundy’s Mill, jumped ahead 10-0 en route to a 19-4 lead at the end of the quarter.

The South continued to capitalize in transition in the second quarter and entered halftime with a 37-21 advantage.

In the third quarter, Turner’s jump shooting helped the North cut the margin to 10 points (43-33) with eight minutes remaining.

Winfrey’s effectiveness from the perimeter helped the North climb back within single digits for the first time since the first quarter but Dyer scored nine points down the stretch to prevent a rally.

At halftime, North Clayton’s Alejandra Anderson outshot Jonesboro’s Victoria Florence for the girls’ 3-Point Shootout title, and Matthew Brown of Mundy’s Mill won the 3-Point Shootout in the boys’ competition, defeating Drew’s Tristian Pink.
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