Sheffer helps lead her team to victoryPublished 7:14am Monday, August 3, 2009
BRIGHTON – Former Watervliet standout Rachel Sheffer took over in the second half on Saturday and led the Black team to an easy 79-45 victory over the White in the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s Class C-D All-Star Game.
Sheffer, who is headed to the University of Michigan, earned Most Valuable Player honors after scoring 19 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking seven shots.
The Black team grabbed a 38-19 lead and never looked back.
Jessica Duncan (Cedarville) scored 11 points for the White squad.
Miss Basketball Jenny Ryan of Saginaw Nouvel may have earned MVP honors for her team, but she could not lead the Black squad to victory.
The White team rallied from a 30-29 halftime deficit to pick up a 71-61 victory.
Ryan, who will also play at Michigan, led her squad with 16 points.
Livonia Frankin’s Briauna Taylor led the White team with 15 points.
Lawrence’s Shayne Whittington scored 15 points in a losing effort as the White team fell to the Black squad 96-78.
Whittington, who will play at Western Michigan University, earned MVP honors as he also had nine rebounds and four blocks.
Shiron Williams of Bangor chipped in with seven points.
The Black team was led by MVP Jamar Ragland’s (Detroit Loyola) 17 points.
In the highest scoring game of the day, the Black team scored a 116-106 win over the White.
Mr. Basketball Derrick Nix of Detroit Pershing, earned MVP honors as the Michigan State-bound All-Star scored 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots.
The White team was led by MVP Drew Valentine of Lansing Sexton, who scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.