BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
KAYSVILLE — There’s one more Davis County boys’ and girls’ basketball game to be played, and it will include some of the county’s best players.
The sixth annual Davis County All-Star games will tip off Friday at Davis High School, and will include a 3-point competition for boys and girls, a slam dunk contest for the boys, and All-Star games in both boys’ and girls’ basketball.
“It’s one of the more fun events that the local players get to play in,” said Tina Webb, Davis’ girls’ basketball coach. “It also gives seniors the opportunity to finish out their high school careers with one final game, and whether they win or lose, they get to have fun with it.”
For Webb, this is the second time she’s had the opportunity to put the event together. She, along with former girls’ coach Amy Wright, put together the event last year, making the job a little more difficult for Webb this time around.
“It isn’t easy to put together on your own, and I was kind of back and forth on the idea of doing this again,” she said. “But mainly I wanted to do this for the seniors. I think they deserve to be on a stage one last time and have some fun with the competition.”
Listed among the several participants for the boys’ basketball are Davis’ Braden Koelliker and Alex Morrell, Northridge’s Davy Adams, Jesse Armistead, Tage Belnap and Preston Christiansen, Clearfield’s Lucas Cavazotti, Jayden Garcia, Kyler Moore, Jordan Newby and Jordan Nuffer.
Other participants who have said they will play are Bountiful’s Michael Gubler and Mosese Manu, Viewmont’s McKay Richins, Jordan Alldredge, Brad Stafford, Michael Steinicke and Jarom Tye, Woods Cross’ Hayden Grant, and Layton’s Braden Checketts, Josh Harrop, Dallin Jackson and Marcus Kemp.
The “home” team will consist of players from Davis, Northridge and Clearfield, with the “road” team consisting of players from Woods Cross, Viewmont, Layton and Bountiful.
Participating in the 3-point contest are Gubler, Moore, Davis’ Zac Fuller, Layton’s Scott Sweeten, Belnap, Stafford and Grant.
The slam dunk competition will see Davis’ Cole Hally, Kemp, Christensen, Tye, Bountiful’s Nate Pollard and Syracuse’s Diante Mitchell.
Webb said contestants in the slam dunk and 3-point contests don’t have to be seniors in order to participate.
Representing the girls’ teams will be Davis’ Emily Bott, Kaylee Brown, Caitlyn Gibson, Morgan Hartvigsen, Natalie Mecham and Jessica Richardson, Northridge’s Sydnee Acord, Kylee Christensen, Jenna Stoker and Naomi Valencia, Clearfield’s Jocelyn Jones and Kaitlyn Stratton, Bountiful’s Kennedy Merrick, Viewmont’s Taya Adams, Syracuse’s Takenna Hamblin, Logan Harker, Courtney Starks and Paige Trimble, Woods Cross’ Camille Horrocks, and Layton’s Ashley Price, Meagan Sorenson and Livia Treseder.
The “home” team for the girls’ game are players from Davis, Layton, Woods Cross and Bountiful, and the “road” team will be players from Syracuse, Clearfield, Northridge and Viewmont.
In the 3-point competition, Jones, Hartvigsen, Acord, Harker and Adams will take part.They will be included with Bountiful’s Ashley Eyring, Layton’s Taylor Moore, and Woods Cross’ Aubree Riddle.
The girls’ 3-point competition will kick off the event at 5 p.m. Awards will be given out to MVP’s and winners of the slam dunk and 3-point competitions.