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Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

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Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

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McKinley named to East Team for 2021 HBCA East-West All-Star Classic

                Columbus North senior Alexa McKinley has been invited to play in the 2021 HBCA East-West All-Star Classic, it was announced Thursday (Feb. 18).

                McKinley was voted to the HBCA Girls’ East team after previously being voted HBCA girls All-District 3.

                The 5-8 McKinley provided a team-high 11.8 points plus 4.6 rebounds, a team-high 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals in leading the Bull Dogs to a 13-6 season that included a Conference Indiana championship at 5-0. For the season, McKinley shot 41 percent from the field (65-of-157), including 45 percent on 3-pointers (23-of-51), while converting 88 percent on free throws (60-of-68).

                McKinley will become the ninth Columbus North player to play in the HBCA All-Star Classic since 2013. She will join a group that includes Hanna Ballard in 2013, Kelsey Cunningham in 2014, Sheyanne Street and Debie Gedeon in 2015, Paige Littrell and Elle Williams in 2016 and Maliah Howard-Bass and Imani Guy in 2017. Columbus North coach Pat McKee also was a coach in the game in 2013.

                Cunningham was named game MVP in 2014, and Littrell was selected game MVP in 2016.

                Over the nine-year span, three or four other Columbus North players were invited to play in the game but were unable to accept their spot for one reason or another.

                The HBCA is a coaches’ group that serves the southern half of Indiana. The HBCA East-West All-Star Classic divides top southern Indiana seniors into two teams from southeastern Indiana against southwestern Indiana. The game is played in a girl-boy doubleheader format.

                The 2021 games will be played on April 25 at Barr-Reeve High School in Montgomery, Ind. The girls’ game is set for 2:15 p.m., and the boys games should follow about 4 p.m. There will be an 2021 HBCA Hall of Excellence program at 12:15 p.m., prior to the games.

                The list of the girls invited to this year’s game are below. It is possible there will be roster changes if players decline and alternates are added. The list of boys for the game will be announced later.

 

2021 HBCA EAST-WEST ALL-STAR CLASSIC

East Team Invitees

                Gracie Adams, Lanesville

                Katherine Benter, Brownstown Central

                Jaclyn Emly, Silver Creek

                Marissa Gasaway, Silver Creek

                Sydney Jaynes, Trinity Lutheran

                Addyson Kent, Jennings County

                Paige Ledford, Jac-Cen-Del

                Alexa McKinley, Columbus North

                Jade Nutley, Madison

                Alana Striverson, Silver Creek

                Karly Sweeney, Salem

                Jasmine Walker, Clarksville

                Zoe Zellers, Scottsburg

 

West Team Invitees

                Addison Ainscough, Barr-Reeve

                Ryleigh Anslinger, Evansville Memorial

                Aubrey Burgess, Linton-Stockton

                Kalea Fleming, Loogootee

                Anya Friend, Bloomington South

                Rebecca Gordon, Heritage Hills

                Maycee Lange, Vincennes Lincoln

                Peyton Murphy, Evansville Memorial

                Haley Rose, Linton-Stockton

                Vanessa Shafford, Linton-Stockton

                Amaya Thomas, Evansville Central

                Pa’Shence Walker, Martinsville

 

                PHOTO: Columbus North senior Alexa McKinley (20) heads up court during the Bull Dogs' regular-season game against East Central on Jan. 14, 2021. McKinley scored 22 points in the 61-51 victory that day. McKinley has been voted to the East Team of the 2021 HBCA East-West All-Star Classic.

 

 


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