Paul Carter named All-Region 16 Team

Gopher signee Paul Carter, a 6-foot-8 forward from Missouri State University-West Plains CC, was named to the 10-man All-Region 16 team. Carter helped lead the Grizzlies to a 77-60 win over Mineral Area Friday in the Region 16 playoffs.

Paul Carter is averaging 12.6 points per game this season and he has led the Grizzlies to a 27-4 mark. They face Three Rivers Saturday in the Region 16 title game.

Missouri State/West Plains never trailed in picking up its ninth win in its last 10 games over Mineral Area (19-12). The Grizzlies took control from the start, jumping out to a 14-4 lead, nailing half their 16 three-point attempts to build a 40-25 gap by intermission. The Grizzlies expanded the lead to 21 points and Mineral Area could never get closer than 12 points.

Raason Young, a 6-foot-4 freshman, led Missouri State/West Plains with 15 points, including 14 in the first half. He sank four three-pointers. Devon Peltier, a 5-foot-11 freshman, had 13 points with 11 in the second half. He made three three-pointers. Danny Sanders, a 6-foot-3 sophomore and Morris "Mo" Smith, a 6-foot-3 sophomore added 12 points each. Smith made four three-pointers in the win.

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