Lady Hornet helps lead East past West in All-Star game

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BOWLING GREEN - Magoffin County's Jamie Castle and Whitley County's Brandi Smith scored 14 points apiece to lead East past West 81-79 in the KABC East-West Girls' All-Star Game at Warren Central High School on Saturday. 

Lafayette's Sarah Cooley registered a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for the East team. Cooley was named the East team's MVP.

Castle, who drained a pair of 3-point field goals and finished 4-of-6 from the foul line, connected on the game-winning shot for the East team with three seconds remaining. 

Boyd County head coach Pete Fraley coached the East team to the win in the All-Star game. 

The two teams were tied 35-35 at halftime. The annual all-star game featured girls' high school basketball players from across Kentucky.

East edged West on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 55-51.  But the East owned a commanding advantage in another key category. 

East took much better care of the basketball, dishing out 17 assists opposed to committing only 11 turnovers.

West committed 20 turnovers in the loss. 

Each squad featured four scorers in double figures. 

Jovanna Layfield led the West team with 17 points and eight rebounds. Layfield was named MVP for the West team.

This year's East-West Game was played in memory of Oscar Dee Dawahare, who was instrumental in the revival of the event. 

KABC East-West Game
at Warren Central High School, Bowling Green
East 81, West 79

East (81): Brandi Smith 14, Taylor Wheeler 4, Devin Conley 8, Sarah Futscher 10, Jamie Castle 14, Sarah Cooley 10, Brooke Todd 7, Keeley Rogers 9, Jordan Dorum 2, Rachel Potter 3.
West (79): Summer Simmons 7, Madison Raque 12, Madison Rich 16, Emily Fryman 2, Maddie Meyers 8, Javonna Layfield 17, Nicole Kiernan 11, Meg Starling 3, Jolaine McNary 3.
Halftime - tied at 35-35. 3-point goals - East 8 (Smith 3, Conley 2, Castle 2, Rogers 1), West 5 (Raque 2, Layfield 3).