VINITA — Carlee Shinn’s last game in an Afton uniform was a good one.
The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M signee earned MVP honors while helping the Dark team claim a 73-42 win in the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees All-Star Classic here Thursday, May 10.
The White team earned a split on the night by holding on for an 81-77 decision.
Shinn scored a team high 11 points for the Dark side, which jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter.
It was up 35-24 at the break then outscored the White team 23-6 in the third frame.
The winners also held a 15-13 edge over the final eight minutes.
Four others were in double figures for the Dark girls: Skyler Hick of Afton, Aspen Wood of Welch, Mattie Soldier of Oaks and Aydin Tucker of Kansas all had 10 points.
Others with points were Grace Burget, Vinita seven; Dakota Jefferies, Vinita, and Jaiden Beaver, Oaks, six each, and Marly Kraft, Grove, three.
Callie Callihan of Jay earned MVP honors by hitting team high 12 points for the White squad.
Welch’s Olivia Chenoweth added eight, followed by Tori Leaf, Kansas, six; Blair Kerns, Salina, five; Abby James, Salina, four; Hannah Tweed, Chouteau, three; Emily Drumm, Chouteau, two, and Jadn Frazier, Jay, one.
Boys: White 81, Dark 77
The White team held off a fourth-quarter rally to claim its win.
The White was up 21-18 after the opening frame then carried a 41-28 lead into the break.
The Dark outscored the White 49-40 in the second half, including 26-20 in the fourth quarter, but still fell short.
Kyndall Keys of Chouteau earned MVP honors by scoring 17 points for the winners.
Jay’s Gabe Simpson with 13, Tyler Goins of Ketchum, 12, joined him in double figures and Kaleb Jinks of Miami added 11.
The Wardogs’ Eli Lewis added eight points, followed by Jaedon Lambert of Vinita, five; Riley Bingham of Vinita, four, and Matt Tyer of Oaks, two.
Four players were in double figures for the Dark boys: MVP Victor Holleyman, Salina, 14; Jayden Martin, Ketchum, 13; John Culver and Garrett Sweeney of Jay had 11 each.
Matt Jordan of Pryor and Jayson Robbins of Oaks had eight each, and Kai Hamilton of Miami and Justin Pape of Bluejacket each added six.