Posted 12 months ago
By John Axtell
The Reds beat the Blues 89-72 Sat in the annual Panhandle Prep Boys All-Star Basketball Game in Scottsbluff. The Reds were up just 41-37 at the half, but pulled away after intermission…finishing on a 41-26 run.
MVP honors went to Alliance High graduate Trevor Kamerzell, who scored 17 points. Kamerzell said he was surprised to get the honor, but also called it a dream come true.
Both his father Mark and uncle Tim Kamerzell had played in the All-Star game…Tim winning the slam dunk contest…and Trevor said he’d always wanted to be in it as well. The two older Kamerzells went on to play at Chadron State.
The Reds had 5 other players reach double figures…including Sidney teammates Paxton Ehler, Lucas Rosenbaum, and Logan Lewis…who had 13,10, and 10 respectively. The others in double digits were Grant Olsson of Gering with13 and and Jake Reader of Kimball with 10.
Bryant Knigge of Potter-Dix led the Blues and all scorers with 20, but Ogallala’s Jared Jaeger was the only other Blue player to reach double digits and he had just 11.
Bo McVay of Mitchell won the 3-point shooting contest, which was held during halftime of the girls game, and Jared Jaeger of Ogallala claimed the slam dunk contest held between the two games.
Blue 37 45 – 72
Red 41 48 – 89
Bryant Knigge 20, Jared Jaeger 11, David Schuler 9, Bo McVay 9, Christian Groskopf 7, Tye Spies 6, Kaleb DeCora 6, Jaime Gonzalez 2, Travis Hoover 1, TD Stein 0
Trevor Kamerzell 17, Paxton Ehler 13, Grant Olsson 13, Jake Reader 10, Lucas Rosenbaum 10, Logan Lewis 10, Jamie Fegler 8, Adam Crandall 4, Lane Godfrey 2, Anselmo Cano 2