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Rosters announced for D1 All-Star game

by JOSH McDONALD
Local Editor | March 7, 2023 1:00 AM

MULLAN — It’s all-star season and the best senior basketball players will make their way to Mullan for the annual District I All-Star Games at the Mullan Pavilion.

Over the past few years, the games have grown increasingly popular and even more competitive — which makes it more fun for both players and spectators.

“We have dunkers, we have shooters, and we have some serious players,” said Stetson Spooner, Mullan School District athletic director. “I think these games get more exciting each year and I don’t expect anything less this year.”

With player representation from every single one of Idaho’s six classifications, it allows players to ask those ‘what if’ questions.

“To see the talent in our part of the state from 5A through 1A-D2 work together is super cool,” Spooner said. “The debates are always out there whether a small school player can hang with 4 and 5As, it's something that's talked about all year-long and then we get to see it. And as a small community and small school, I love seeing the bigger schools' stars come shine in person instead of having to just hear about it during the long busy basketball seasons. It’s nice to be able to just sit back and watch what North Idaho has to offer.”

The night will also feature a boys and girls 3-point shootout, as well as a dunk contest, which have led to some memorable moments over the years.

The 3-point contest is unique in that once the gender-based competitions are over, the girls and boys champion face off to determine who is the overall champion.

“We always have some ladies who can hoop and they don’t back down in that competition,” Spooner said. “The boys are going to have to bring their A-game if they want to beat the girls.”

Spooner hopes the night can be about building relationships outside the comfort zones that the kids have existed in.

“I personally believe that the more these kids can be talked about and meet each other, the better off they will be moving forward after high school,” Spooner said. “Games like these and Shriner football games and things like that create a lot of relationships between players, coaches, and even communities.”

The District I All-Star Games are Friday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mullan Pavilion.

GIRLS WEST ROSTER (away jerseys)

Destiny Matt — Lakeside

Kiona Allen — Lakeside

Addison Kingery — Priest River

Emberlyn Reynolds — Lake City

Allie Bowman — Lake City

Kameron Holzer — Lake City

Kelsey Cessna — Sandpoint

Daylee Driggs — Sandpoint

Capri Sims — Post Falls

Tuesday Glessner — Kootenai

Coach: Will Love (Sandpoint)

GIRLS EAST ROSTER (home jerseys)

Stormi Lockridge — St. Maries

Stacie Mitchell — St. Maries

Berkli McGreal — St. Maries

Madi Symons — Coeur d’Alene

Kendall Omlin — Coeur d’Alene

Libby Awbery — Coeur d’Alene

Leah Frazier — Mullan

Caitlyn Garitone — Mullan

Ciara Soumas — Timberlake

Kenna Simon — Lakeland

Emily Myers — Clark Fork

Coach: Nicole Symons (CDA)

BOYS WEST ROSTER (away jerseys)

Jace Yount — Priest River

Luke Butler — Priest River

Alexander Nipp — Coeur d’Alene

Steven Burgess — Coeur d’Alene

Ayson Mcluskie — Timberlake

Hunter Higgins — Timberlake

Rajanee Olivieri — Timberlake

Greyson Sands — St. Maries

Dillon Holder — St. Maries

Trace Wicks — St. Maries

Tristun Hill — St. Maries

Vander Brown — Lakeside

Corey Rivera — Lakeside

Nathan Shelton — Clark Fork

Owen Bailey — Clark Fork

Coach: Jon Adams (CDA)

BOYS EAST ROSTER (home jerseys)

Floyd Nelson — Mullan

Trystan Zingler — Mullan

Deacon Kiesbuy — Lake City

Nathan Hocking — Lake City

Blake Buchanon — Lake City

Kolton Mitchell — Lake City

Donovan Daniels — Genesis Prep

Joey Specht — Genesis Prep

Riply Luna — Kellogg

Kolby Luna — Kellogg

Luke Miller — Kellogg

Brad Tesky — Wallace

Rusty Lee — Sandpoint

Arie Vandenberg — Sandpoint

Scotty Hocking — Lakeland

Nick Nowell — Lakeland

Coach: TBD

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