|High School Basketball:
West All-Stars Capture Albert Carino Basketball Classic
Saturday, March 23, 2002
By Vincent Lewis
The 25th Annual Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey All-Star game was the center of attention on the campus of Rutgers-Camden University on Saturday. Basketball students from the area high schools participated in a slam-dunk contest, 3-point shootout and a boy's all-star game. At the end of this day, Dominic Mejia won the slam dunk contest, Dan Terrell captured the 3-point trophy and Dominic Mejia was also named the game's MVP representing the West all-star's 110-106 victory over the East team. Marc Milbourne was awarded the honor of being the East's most valuable player.
The gymnasium in Camden was packed with fans getting another look at a group of seniors probably playing in their last high school organized event. Arguably the best crop of seniors from South Jersey were on the court competing with, instead of against one another. And as expected, Ms. Nancy Pope had a busy day updating the scoreboard recording over 200 points during this game. The West team jumped out to a seven-point lead after one quarter, but the East stars began to get their shots to drop as they put up 38 second quarter points to lead 53-47 at the half.
The second half of this game heated up as the players began to get serious about winning this game. After a pretty even third quarter, Dominic Mejia took control of this game. The West team would avenge their last year's loss with the help of Mejia.
For the West all-stars, Dominic Mejia had a game high 21 points, A.J. McQuillar scored 16 points, Pat Bentley dropped in 15 points while Ron Caffee finished with 12 points. Marc Milbourne and Tim Bowser who both scored 16 points led the East all-stars, Eriq Rosado added 15 points, Ron Redrow ended with 13 points and Ron Michael chipped in 10 points.
Photos by Art Redd
3 Point Shooting Competition
Preliminary Round Results
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