Fulton County Players Lead D3 Girls to All-Star Game Victory, Delta’s Brooklyn Green Named MVP
Five players from three Fulton County Schools filled half the DIII roster of the District 7 Basketball Coaches Association Girls All-Star Game but scored over three-quarters of the points in leading the Division III Team over the Division IV Team 42-30. The five players, Kylie Sauder of the Archbold Blue Streaks, Braelyn Wymer and Brooklyn Green of the Delta Panthers and Aricka and Averie Lutz of the Swanton Bulldogs, accounted for 35 of their team’s 42 points, or 83.3% of the total offense.
The game was played with a two 20-minute half college-rules format versus the traditional four eight-minute-high school game to allow for plenty of court time for all the players. Both squads used a full five-man rotation when substituting players.
The D3ers jumped out to an early 9-2 lead on a short baseline jumper from Green, a three-pointer and lay-up from Averie Lutz and another lay-up from Sauder. The D4ers managed to pull within two points at 12-10 but a 7-0 run put the D3 Team ahead by nine points in route to a 24-14 halftime lead.
The second half saw the margin hover around the 10-point mark until the final buzzer sounded. The Woodmore duo of Brooke Allen with 12 points and Ava Beam with seven points kept the D4 Team in the game but could not overcome the balanced scoring by the D3 Team.
Green led the D3 Team with 10 points and was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Player trophy. Aricka Lutz and Keirsten Cline of the Fairview Apaches each scored seven points. Sauder added six, Wymer had five, Averie Lutz had three and Sadie Estle of the Paulding Panthers had two.
Pictured: Most Valuable Player, Brooklyn Green of Delta