Parkway’s Lynn helps West roll past East in All-Star game; East girls win

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Parkway’s Artavious Lynn scored 11 points to help the West defeat the East 119-100 in the LHSCA All-Star boys basketball game Saturday afternoon at Hirsch Coliseum.

The East won the girls game 86-65. The games were for seniors only.

Lynn, a UMass football signee, scored seven of his points in the first half, including a 3-pointer and a dunk. He also had four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the game.

Marlain Veal of New Orleans Helen Cox was named the boys’ MVP. He scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers. Melvin Frazier of New Orleans L.W. Higgins led the West with 20 points, including a couple of spectacular second-half dunks.

Ishmael Lane of Port Allen added 12 points. Lakeview’s Tay Hardy and Elizabeth’s Colby LaFauci scored 11 each. Byrd’s Chad Lott scored nine points and had three assists.

Arcadia’s Eric Brown Jr. scored seven points and dished out a team-high seven assists for the West.

Von Julien of Class 1A state champion Reserve Riverside led the East with 19 points.

Courtney Julien of St. Amant added 13, and Jacob Evans of Baton Rouge St. Michael had 12. University’s Maxwell Starwood and Lamarcus Lee of Class 5A state champion Scotlandville scored 11 each.

Airline’s Kei McCoy had two points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals for the West girls team. Benton’s Gabby Jackson, a Northwestern State signee, had three rebounds and one assist.

The East’s Kalani Brown, a Baylor signee, was named the girls’ MVP. The 6-foot-6 Slidell Salmen standout scored 16 points and altered numerous shots on the defensive end.

Taylor Berry of New Orleans Mount Carmel also scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Jyar Francis of 5A state champion Ponchatoula added 14.

Ville Platte’s Deja McKinney led the West with 13 points. Anna Claire Shaw of Lake Arthur added 11, and Kierra Anthony of New Iberia had 10. Ashlyn Jacobs of Class 3A state runner-up Mansfield scored nine.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com