Baker, Brown, Fair and Reaves earn MVP honors in 2019 Ronald McDonald All-Star Games

By JOHN LIKANJE

HENRIETTA, N.Y. – Lytoya Baker, Miles Brown, Dyaisha Fair and Kelvin Reaves, Jr. were named the Most Valuable Players in the 34th annual Ronald McDonald Greater Rochester High School All-Star games at Rush-Henrietta High School, Saturday afternoon.

In the Girls All-Star game, Baker (Bishop Kearney) scored a team-high 19 points to lead the Red Team to an 87-70 victory over the Gold Team. The 5-foot-10 guard netted 12 in the second half as Red outscored Gold, 50-28. Baker made nine shots from inside the arc as well-three shy of the record for the most made by a player in the Girls All-Star game (Gina Montesano of Mercy in 1995).

 

 

Taylor Lockwood (Webster Thomas) had 10 of her 12 points through the first 20 minutes of game play. Ryann Stefaniak (Batavia) knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and finished with 11 points. Falyn Lewis-Ellison (Whitesville) chipped in seven points.

 

 

Maggie McDonough (Our Lady of Mercy), Jenna McDonald (South Seneca) and Lauren DeVaney (Geneva) all added six of their own.

 

 

 

 

Abigail DeFisher (Marion) and Linzee Reyes (Hilton) both scored five points.

 

 

 

 

Tionnie Spain (School of the Arts) netted four and Sara VanAken (Red Jacket), Bionca Conklin (Addison) and Taylor Gadd (Attica) all had two for the Red Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Gold Team, Fair scored a game-high 27 points-two shy of the record for the most points by a player in the Girls All-Star Game (Montesano). The 5-foot-5 guard netted 15 in the first half as the Gold Team held a 42-37 edge over the Red Team. Fair knocked down six long-range shots as well, tying the record for the most three-pointers made by a player in the Girls All-Star Game (Jessica Chapin of Honeoye Falls-Lima in 2006).

 

 

Alaina Forbes (Midlakes) had seven of her 11 points through the first 20 minutes of game play.

 

 

Callie McCulley (Notre Dame of Batavia) scored six of her nine points in the second half.

 

 

Peyton Daeffler (Gananda) chipped in six points.

 

 

Brianne Moxley (Penfield) scored four.

 

 

Quincy Buckley (Wellsville) and Gabby Lapierre (Hornell) both had three points. Elyse VanAuken (Caledonia-Mumford), Payton Powers (Keshequa) and Jana Whitehouse (Wellsville) all scored two and Carmen Mancuso (Fillmore) made one to round out the scoring for the Gold Team.

 

 

 

 

Gadd and Buckley were selected for the Sportsmanship Award. Ellison and McCulley won the Coach’s Award.

In the Boys All-Star Game, Reaves, Jr. (Greece Athena) scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half as the Red Team held off the Gold Team, 135-132. The 6-foot-2 guard hit four shots from inside the arc, a pair of three-pointers and converted 3-of-4 from the foul line.

 

 

Logan Blakenberg (Wayne) poured 21 of his team-high 22 points in the second and fourth quarters combined as Red outscored Gold, 81-68. The 6-foot-4 guard hit three shots from beyond the arc and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.

 

 

Jakhi Lucas (UPrep) netted 10 of his 15 points in the first half to lead the Red Team to a 67-51 halftime lead. The 5-foot-11 guard knocked down three long-range shots.

 

 

Robert Davis (Wilson Magnet) and Mason McFollins (Batavia) each scored 13 points.

 

 

 

 

Chaz Washington (East) had seven of his 11 points in the second half.

 

 

Jon Boyce (Elba) and Jayden Castrechini (Gananda) both chipped in seven points.

 

 

 

Adam Enders (Belfast), Jiahmere Mitchell (NE Douglass) and Cameron Regal (Mount Morris) all scored six.

 

 

 

 

Connor Englert (Wayland-Cohocton) and Darren Miller (Mynderse) both had five points and Mitchell Carr (Hilton) scored four to round out the scoring for the Red Team.

 

 

For Gold, Brown (Northstar Christian) scored all 23 of his game-high points after the first quarter. The 6-foot-2 guard knocked down five three-pointers.

 

 

Michael Harrington (Pittsford Mendon) netted 17 of his 19 points in the second half.

 

 

Rondell Watson (Leadership) hit a trio of three-pointers and scored 13 points.

 

 

Keith Slack (Gates-Chili) had nine of his 12 points in the last 24 minutes of game play.

 

 

Connor Taylor (Avon) made three long-range shots en route to 11 points.

 

 

Daniel Cook (Pittsford Mendon) and Keegan Ocorr (Charles G. Finney) each chipped in 10.

 

 

Kevin Ryan (Pittsford Sutherland) scored all eight of his points in the first and fourth quarters combined.

 

 

Zach Johnson (Lyndonville) had all seven of his points in the second and third periods combined.

 

 

Chris Calladine (Andover) chipped in six points.

 

 

LaDre Stanford (Avoca) had five. Daniel Ames (Addison) scored three and Tanner Kimball (Bloomfield) and Tyler Rudolph (Honeoye) netted two.

Gold knocked down 22 three-pointers, breaking the record for the most long-range shots made by a team in the Boys All-Star Game (20 by Gold in 2003 and 2017).

Washington and Ames earned the Sportsmanship Award. Cook and Enders were selected for the Coach’s Award.

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