Valley’s Christina Davis didn’t want to end her high school career with another loss to the Southeast League all-stars.
So the senior point guard took matters into her own hands.
Davis had 15 points, two assists and two steals to help the Northeast League rally for a 60-58 win over the Southeast in the Southern Nevada Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game on Thursday night at Basic High School.
“We didn’t want to lose to them again,” Davis said. “We had to keep pushing, get going. I was not about to lose to them again. Shomari (Harris of Las Vegas High) got the team going when she started hustling, and everybody got in it.”
Rancho sophomore post Tryicia Payne added 14 points, three rebounds and a blocked shot for the Northeast, which got rolling after Harris hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with about five minutes left to start a 16-0 run that gave the Northeast a 54-52 lead.
Payne and Davis played off each other regularly, as the Northeast established a late inside-out combo that caught the Southeast off guard.
“This is my first time meeting her,” Davis said of Payne. “We just had chemistry; we wanted to work together as a team and win.”
Canyon Springs’ Cherise Beynon finished with 12 points for the Northeast.
Green Valley’s Angelica Mack led the Southeast with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals, and Liberty’s Amanda Delgado added 10 points and six assists.
Northwest League 74, Southwest League 66 — Mojave’s Jazzmine Robinson had 13 points and two rebounds and Centennial’s Ashley Klemz added 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to help the Northwest beat the Southwest.
“I just tried to play my hardest,” Robinson said. “Everybody worked good as a team. We moved the ball pretty good, which made me happy. We didn’t really practice, but it ended up turning out good.”
Palo Verde’s Lily Tapusoa supplied 10 points and three rebounds for the Northwest.
Bishop Gorman’s April Rivers and Sierra Vista’s Jeannette Jackson each had 19 points to pace the Southwest. Gorman’s Zhane Dikes added 13 points.