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Malik Hooker, an Ohio State football recruit from undefeated state champion New Castle, took home MVP honors as the Class AAAA all-stars defeated the Class A/City team, 130-125, in the 11th annual Roundball Classic at Geneva College.

Hooker scored 23 to lead Class AAAA.

Elijah Minnie from state champion Lincoln Park was the MVP with 27 points for the Class A squad. D.J. Porter from Obama Academy added 18 points.

Class AA 109, Class AAA/Dist. 10 105 — Elijah Cottrill of Beaver Falls scored the go-ahead basket with 1:48 left in the game to lead the Class AA boys. Cotrill was named MVP after his 12-point performance. The 6-foot-2 senior has yet to commit to a college. Eric Gallupe of Avonworth led the Class AA team with 15 points.

Guard Mike Sims of Central Valley took home MVP honors for Class AAA with 15 points. Teammate Matt Kline of the Warriors contributed 14.

Girls

Class AA/City League 72, Class A/ Dists. 6 &10 53 — Allderdice guard Sierra Fordham had her team's only two 3-pointers, was 6 of 6 from the foul line and was credited with four steals to lead the Class AA/City League squad. Fordham won co-MVP honors with teammate Yacine Diop from Seton-La Salle.

Diop, who's headed for Pitt, led all scorers with 16 points.

Walsh University recruit Holly Grober of Hickory led the Class A/Dists. 6 &10 all-stars with nine points.

Class AAAA 83, Class AAA/Dist. 10 79 — Hempfield's Monica Burns made four 3-point field goals and scored 18 points to lead the Class AAA all-stars.

Burns, who is headed for Indiana (Pa.), won her team's MVP award. Fox Chapel's Erin Mathias, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds and gave Class AAAA the lead for good a pair of foul shots with 1:44 left in the game.

Seairra Barrett of Central Valley led the Class AAA/D 10 team with 15 points and received MVP honors. Barrett has signed with California (Pa.).

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