Central Valley all-star hoops games April 14
It will be a big night for Central California high school basketball when the Valley’s top senior boys and girls players take part in the first Central Valley All-Star Classic.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 14 at Mission Oak High School. The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m. and the boys game will be at 7:30. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and senior citizens.
The top players from the North will play against the top players from the South in each game. The boys game will feature two of the Valley’s top players who will be playing at Pac 12 programs next year as Central Valley Christian’s Grant Verhoeven, who will be heading to Stanford, will play for the North, and Bakersfield High’s Tyrone Wallace, who will be heading to California, will play for the South.
Local players who will play for the South will be Porterville High’s Courtland Duckworth and Granite Hills’ Dante Cunningham. Three city players will also play for the South in the girls game as Monache’s Jenae Alcantar and Dominique Pilkinton and Porterville’s Alia Alvarez will play in the contest.
The rosters for the game are:
North — Grant Verhoeven, CVC; Brantley Bynum, El Diamante; Jalen Watson, Mt. Whitney; Will Nelson, Mt. Whitney; Cameron Peck, El Diamante; Justin Lea, Central; Justin Barrels, Central; Ahmad Jones, Hoover; Javontae Jonnson, Roosevelt; Malik Muhammed, Edison; Marquis Nelson, Edison; Austin Peltzer, Golden West; Deshawn Snell, Lemoore; Kendal McCrary, Lemoore; Jordan Stallworth, Memorial. South — Courtland Duckworth, Porterville; Dominic Avila, Tulare Western; Dmarhea Bradley, Mission Oak; William Stallworth, Tulare Union; Elijah Manningham, Western; Chris Sterling, Delano; Dante Cunningham, Granite; Tyrone Wallace, Bakersfield; Derrick Brown, Bakersfield; Britton Williams, Liberty; Tyler Harris, Bakersfield Christian; Micahel Marcus, Frontier; Tyler Gonzalez, Shafter.
North — Taylor Errotabere, Riverdale; Jessica Newman, Clovis North; LeTique Walton, McLane; Emonie Epps, Hanford West; Dawn Alves, Laton; Priscilla Wright, Redwood; Kayla Luis, Hanford West; Sheila Perkins, Madera; Heidi Johnson, Buchanan; Carlie Bertao, Immanuel; Brenni Walker, Sunnyside; Bailey Osmer, Caruthers; Kaitlyn Reitz, Caruthers. South — Claesy Tarver, Arvin; Jenae Alcantar, Monache; Dominique Pilkinton, Monache; Alia Alvarez, Porterville; Rhadi Johnson, Mission Oak; Vanessa Mancera, Madera; Paige Bennett, Tehachapi; Syndey Tobias, Exeter; Trina Torres, Corcoran; Lisa Marie Sanchez, Centennial; Karishma Bahkta, Union; Juliah Kim, Stockdale.