A Region Win at Circle of Men

Apr 8, 2018

The Circle of Men All Star high school basketball games may have made all-star history over the weekend.  How many all star basketball games can brag that their slam dunk contest winner also sang the national anthem. And did both extremely well.

Covenent Christian's Chris Beezhold darn near stole the show by beginning the festivities by singing the national anthem.  How well did he do, you ask?  Lets just say Fergie could have used Chris' advice before making that ill-fated trip to the NBA all star game. Beezhold would also win the slam dunk competition and help the NWI all stars win their duel with the Indianapolis all-stars.

The girl's all star game was won by NWI thanks to a strong fourth quarter by Gary Lighthouse's Daijah Smith who scored 11 points in the final period in a 64-60 win, overcoming a nine point fourth quarter deficit.  Smith would then get to talk about it after the game with NWI Times sportwriter Jim Peters.

As mentioned before, the NWI boys finished off the region sweep with a 94-90 win led by a 23 point performance by 21st Century's DeAndre Gholston who scored 23 point and then took a post game photo with his mother.   Smith and Gholston were named their respective games' MVP. 

Finally, Circle of Men three point shooting contentants found out what Lacross girl's basketball opponents know already.  That Justene Charlesworth can light it up from long range.  Charlesworth was the three point shooting champ and celebrated with mom afterwards.