By STEVE SHWARTS
Dartannon Wilson really looked at home on Saturday night in the first annual Chicken Express All-Star Basketball Classic.
Wilson poured in a game-high 34 points on his home court to secure most valuable player honors for his team and also lead the North to a 114-85 victory over the South at Greenville High School.
Wilson also had 12 rebounds, four assists and a couple of slam dunks that livened up a crowd of nearly 800. The 6-3 senior shot 15-of-20 from the field.
Hunter Jordan of Boles scored 11 points to secure MVP honors for the South.
The South squad started out hot with points from Jordan, Jaime Briceno of Royse City and Roy Neugent of North Forney. The South led 39-31 with about five minutes left in the first half on a basket by Como-Pickton’s Yoan Preciado.
But the North slowly began to chip away at the South’s advantage before grabbing a 46-43 advantage with about a minute left in the first half. This was a lead the North would not relinquish.
The North blow the game open in the second half, outscoring the South 56-34.
J’tyus Clark of Farmersville and K.D. Moore from Paris both chipped in 17 points for the North. Clark pulled down eight rebounds and Moore blocked four shots.
Marquis Taylor of Greenville also produced 16 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Nicke Boekhorst from Saltillo chipped in 10 points for the North, while Damian Newby of Caddo Mills and Kavrin Massey from Commerce both added eight points. Massey helped the defense with three steals and Newby handed out four assists.
Jamie Briceno of Royse City led the South with 17 points, Alec Harris of North Forney finished with 14 points and 6-8 Caleb Samples from Boles had 12 points. Devonte Givens of Brownsboro added nine points and seven rebounds to the South’s totals.
First Annual Chicken Express
All-Star Boys Game
Greenville High School
North 58-56 —114
South 51-34 —85
Damian Newby 8, Quile Wady 4, Karvin Massey 8, K.D. Moore 17, J’tyus Clark 17, Dartannon Wilson 34, Marquis Taylor 16, Nick Boekhorst 10.
Hunter Jordan 11, Jake Jackson 6, Jamie Briceno 17, Yoan Preciado 4, Alec Harris 14, Blake Ralson 4, Roy Neugent 8, Caleb Samples 12, Davonte Gines 9.