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by MOLLY ROBERTS
Staff Reporter | March 21, 2022 4:33 PM

MULLAN — It’s not every day you get the best of the best all in one place.

Some of the top athletes from around North Idaho put on a show last Friday night at the Mullan Pavilion during the District 1 All-Star basketball game and everyone in attendance was on the edge of their seats for a night of entertainment.

Divided into East and West teams, both the participating boys and girls games showed fierce competition. At the final buzzer, both West teams came out on top.

In the boys game, Tristan Gentry-Nelson of St. Maries led the West in scoring with 16 points, while Abe Munyer of Lakeland led the East with 13. With the girls, scoring leaders for the West and East were Hanna Christensen of Post Falls with 25 points and Hailey Cheney of Kellogg with 31 points, respectively.

“Both boys and girls played great. This has been an annual game that Coach John Drager started around 35 years ago,” Mullan Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Stetson Spooner said. “With Drager’s passing, it was amazing to be able to honor him.”

The halftime show featured the popular slam dunk competition and many students showed off their impressive skills with Lakeland senior Bryce Henry winning the contest.

The show continued as the crowd went wild when Post Falls senior Lexi Heath won the 3-point contest by beating out Ethan Hubbard of Bonners Ferry.

“It was awesome to have 1A representation with Mullan’s Luke Trogden,” Spooner said. “It was great to see him go out and finish his senior year strong with some of the top talent in the north.”

The MVP honors were won by Kellogg senior Hailey Cheney, who scored 31 points for the East, and St. Maries senior Colby Renner, finishing with 13 points for the West.

BOYS SCORE AND STATS

WEST 92

EAST 86

West — Luke Trogden (Mullan) 11, Tristan Gentry-Nelson (St. Maries) 16, Sam Entzi (Coeur d’Alene) 10, Connor Wolfe (St. Maries) 8, Trentyn Kreager (Priest River) 10, Jacob Eldridge (Sandpoint) 10, Blake Barrett (Priest River) 7, Ethan Butler (Sandpoint) 7, Colby Renner (St. Maries) 13.

EAST — Jack Sciortino (Post Falls) 10, Caleb Schroeder (Genesis Prep) 3, Bryce Henry (Lakeland) 8, Zach Yetter (Timberlake) 10, Abe Munyer (Lakeland) 13, Ethan Hubbard (Bonners Ferry) 5, Tanner Groves (Kellogg) 8, Grant Roth (Lakeland) 11, KJ Walker (Kellogg) 1, Cole Cooper (Post Falls) 2, Ben Bristow (Kellogg) 0, Robbie Morin (Wallace) 8, Tristan Snowder (Genesis Prep) 2, Carson Millsap (Timberlake) 5.

GIRLS SCORE AND STATS

WEST 94

EAST 80

WEST — Jolissa Holt (Lakeside) 5, Sydney Garn (North Idaho Christian) 6, Trinidie Nichols (Post Falls) 13, McKennah Kronenberg (Timberlake) 16, Lexi Heath (Post Falls) 23, Emma Patrick (Timberlake) 0, Hadley Malinauskas (North Idaho Christian) 4, Hanna Christensen (Post Falls) 25.

EAST — McKelvy Specht (Wallace) 0, Sam Karst (Kellogg) 0, Tru Tomco (Sandpoint) 0, Jaden House 28, Destiny Lyons (Sandpoint) 0, Grace Nearing (Kellogg) 13, Hailey Cheney (Kellogg) 31, Elli Welch (Wallace) 0, Sophia Platte (Sandpoint) 0, Grace Hunter (Wallace) 1, Kiya Taylor (Wallace) 0, Abby Tiller (Kootenai) 2.