County basketball players to compete in all-star games

By Kyle Shaner kshaner@civitasmedia.com

March 26, 2014

DARKE COUNTY — A number of Darke County basketball players will compete this week in the 37th annual District 9 Basketball Coaches Association Senior all-star games.

The girls all-star basketball games are scheduled for tonight at Troy High School, and the boys games are scheduled for Friday at Troy. The Division I, II and III games will be played at 6:30 p.m. both evenings with the Division IV games to follow each night at 8 p.m.

The teams consist of seniors from high school basketball programs throughout the district, including some Darke County players. The teams were picked by the District 9 coaches, and each participant will receive a plaque and shirt.

In tonight’s girls games, Arcanum’s Abbey O’Donnell, Versailles’ Emily Harman and Versailles’ Katie Heckman will play in the Division I, II and III game.

Bradford’s Brooke Dunlevy, Bradford’s Haley Patty and Tri-Village’s Krystal Falknor each will play in the Division IV girls game. Bradford’s Patrick McKee will be one of the coaches.

Ansonia’s Catey Fischer and Tri-Village’s Lexie Bruner were selected to play in the Division IV game but decided not to play.

Arcanum’s Mason Garber, Greenville’s Zach Comer and Versailles’ Evan Phlipot will play in the boys Division I, II and III game.

Bradford’s Brandon Wysong, Franklin Monroe’s Travis Feitshans, Franklin Monroe’s Trey Mong, Mississinawa Valley’s Dane Blumenstock and Tri-Village’s Tyler Cook will play in the Division IV boys game. Bradford’s Jeff Case will be an assistant coach in that game.

The admission for the games is $6, which includes a game program. The program will highlight each of the seniors involved in the games.

Proceeds from the games will got to the Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Last year the District 9 coaches presented Dayton Children’s a check for $7,200.