Area hoops standouts get another game

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Southwest's Robbie Randall will represent the Blue team in the Lions All-Star Twin Classic in Neosho on Saturday. Cole Jackson Special to the Cassville Democrat

Several area players selected to the rosters

Several area hoops stars will receive one more opportunity to display their talents and skills Saturday at Neosho.

The Lions Club of District 26-M6 hosts the 37th Lions All-Star Twin Classic basketball games at the Neosho High School Athletic Center.

Luis Cruz, of Purdy, will play one final game in his prep career at the Lions All-Star Twin Classic in Neosho on Saturday. Jared Lankford sports@cassville-democrat.com

The games feature senior athletes from public and private schools, in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry counties in southwest Missouri.

The girls tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys' game to follow.

These games are open to the public, admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and children ages 6 and under free. Robbie Randall, from Southwest, and Luis Cruz, from Purdy, are amongst the athletes chosen.

Seniors featured this year are:

Girls Purple Team: Coached by Erin Rice, East Newton; Shasta Franklin, Sarcoxie; Kortney Cambers, East Newton; Cassie Tubaugh, Golden City; Lindsey Showalter, Carl Junction; Chaney Housh, El Dorado Christian; Sarah Spurgeon, Stockton; and Taylor Greenlee, Stockton.

Girls Gold Team: Coached by Kent Anderegg, Jasper; Lexie Royster, Jasper; Morgan Winchester, Jasper; Brianna Cawyer, Jasper; Anne-Marie Anibal, Jasper; Kaitlin Graves, Lamar; and Kirsten Eden, Diamond.

Boys Blue Team: Coached by Mike Kenney, Stockton; Logan Coones, Monett; Jonah Paszek, Monett; Kobe Besch, Monett; Colton Brown, Stockton; Grant Kenney, Stockton; Alex Wheeler, Stockton; Drew Harmon, McDonald County; Kole Keith, McDonald County; Max Dill, McDonald County; and Robbie Randall, Southwest.

Boys White Team: Coached by Aaron Schokley, Lockwood; Ethan Heilig, East Newton; Ben Schnelle, Lockwood; Jake Byrnes, Lockwood; Devin Hames, Neosho; Cody St. John, Golden City; Casey St. John, Golden City; Nicholas Ray, Lamar; Ian Burt, Pierce City; Evan Burt, Pierce City; and Luis Cruz, Purdy.

Proceeds help the Lions Club support three major services: Leader Dogs for the Blind, helping give mobility and confidence to those who have lost their sight; World Services for the Blind, providing rehabilitation and job training, thus returning many once-sighted individuals return to the productive work force and society; and Mid-South Sight and Hearing Services, whose motto, "A Miracle a Day," is lived out through giving or restoring sight and hearing to many who have lost hope.

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