Future Teammates Bring West Women Win

Although the East squad never cried uncle, since Lauren Powell's early first quarter three-pointer, the West All-Stars never released their grasps on the lead in the 31st Annual Women's East-West All-Star Game.

High Point Central's Teshymia Tillman – as expected – fueled West's 87-74 victory on her way to garnering the Most Outstanding Player honor. The Western Carolina signee ended the game with 16 points (10 in the first half), seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Powell, who played against Tillman in the 3A NCHSAA Championship Final in April and will play with her at Western Carolina this fall, ended the game with a team high 21 points.

Raleigh Broughton's Jasmine Newkirk and Bunn's NaKisha Stewart kept the East All-Stars in the game throughout the night. Newkirk posted a game high 22 points, while Stewart led both teams with 15 rebounds (8 offensive and 7 defensive) and added 10 points of her own.

Despite the loss, East still controls the series 17-14.

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