Licking County Sweeps All-Star Contests

by Jed DeMuesy on March 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

All-Star Basketball

Licking County 77 Muskingum County 54 (Girls)

Licking County 101 Muskingum County 85

The annual event that allows departing seniors from neigboring counties took place today at Tri-Valley High School, as both the Licking County boys and girls looked sharp in dominating wins.

The Licking County girls, coached by Kyle Oyster (Watkins Memorial) began the afternoon with the win, starting the game on fire, never allowing Muskingum County to get within two possessions as the game wore on. Both the boys and girls Licking County rosters outnumbered those of their Muskingum County counterparts almost two to one.

In between games, a three point shootout was held, with Lauren Blair (Newark Catholic) and KJ Hook (New Lexington) taking the titles.

The boys game followed, an extremely competitive game early, one that was tied at 46 at halftime. Licking County’s ability to run the floor eventually wore down Muskingum County, allowing coach Seth Martin’s (Lakewood) team to pull away.