Prep's Arroyo named MVP in all-star game
DELBARTON, W.Va. -- Huntington Prep boys basketball player Carlos Arroyo collected a Most Valuable Player award Saturday in the Consol Energy All-Star Game at Mingo Central High School.
The 6-foot-1 senior guard from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, tossed in 25 points to lead West Virginia in a 116-86 victory against Kentucky.
Mackenzie Martin from Chapmanville High School followed with 24 points and Luke Eddy from George Washington High School added 17 and Marqus Cunningham of Mingo Central netted 10. Austin Brewer from the Tolsia Rebels had eight rebounds.
Arroyo also had eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals.
Kentucky MVP Ray Kasonga from Pikeville High School scored 15. Brandon Taylor from Boyd County High School led the Kentucky team with 19 points while Dalton Cornette from Perry Central High School scored 15.
Kasonga also won the dunk contest. Austin Banks from Mingo Central won the 3-point shooting contest.
Kentucky's girls all-star team beat West Virginia, 83-66.
Katelyn Newsome, who played at Sheldon Clark High School, was named as the Kentucky girls MVP. Rachel Ward from George Washington won the honor for West Virginia.
Candace Porter from Sheldon Clark led Kentucky with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Newsome scored 17.
Ward's 24 points led West Virginia. Chrissy Martin from Mingo Central tossed in 11. Summer Sword from the Man Hillbillies grabbed 10 rebounds.
Banks beat girls winner Ward in the overall 3-point shooting contest.
West Virginia (116): Brewer 4, Martin 24, Banks 7, Hurst 4, Cunningham 10, Eddy 17, Dolan 12, Davis 2, Arroyo 25, Arbaugh 4, Morris 7.
Kentucky (86): Rowe 9, Hurley 0, Robinson 5, Vaugh 3, Stacy 0, Cornette 15, Taylor 19, Hall 9, Kirk 7, Kasonga 15, Charles 4.
Kentucky (83): Slone 0, Spolarich 4, Sword 7, Hall 6, Baisden 3, Price 0, Fletcher 8, Ward 24, Farmer 11, Maynard 2, Smith 1.
West Virginia (66): Newsome 17, Fender 11, Steele 3, Jones 4, Stack 10, Campbell 8, Gross 3, Callihan 2, Warren 7, Porter 18.
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