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TABC All Star: Jaelyn Knight 

Georgetown senior forward Jaelyn Knight will play for the Red Team in the Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A-6A All-Star Game at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lamar High School in Arlington.The game is staged in conjunction with the annual TGCA Clinic, which is being held on Tuesday through Thursday in the Metroplex city.The 5-foot-11 Knight is coming off a junior season in which she was named to the TGCA 5A All-State Team, the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region III-5A team and a first-team selection on the All-District 19-5A team. The Eagles finished the season with a 25-10 mark, including a 13-3 district record, and advanced to the area round of the playoffs before being eliminated by eventual regional championship and state semifinalist Temple.

Other announced members of the Red Team are Chloe Adams of The Colony, Cassandra Awatt of Wolfforth Frenship, Taylor Broussard of Irving MacArthur, Jordyn Carter of Austin Crockett, Malat McQueen of Arlington Bowie, Ashlyn Milton of Amarillo, Zya Nugent of Denison, Mary Nyakundi of Wylie West, Ayana Segrest of Lubbock Coronado and Sheray Wilson Of Colleyville Heritage. Scheduled to play for the Blue Team are Charli Becker of Kerrville Tivy, Macey Braswell of Pearland, Allie Byrd of Kingwood Park, Haytle Campbell of Corpus Christi Flour Bluff, TaNya Gibson of Crosby, Markayla Johnson of Huntsville, Mia Paz of Brownsville Hanna, Tatiyanna Riley of Alief Hastings, Kayleen Rios of Edinburg Vela, Elizabeth Scott of Kein Oak, Natalia Trevino of Laredo United and Kyra White of Coverse Judson. Roy DeLa Pena of Corpus Christi Veteran Memorial will be the head coach of the Red Team and Christy Dill of Kerrville Tivy will be the assistant coach.  Ross Barber of Tyler Lee will be the head coach of the Blue Team with Tina De Michele of Keller Timber Creek as his assistant.

The Small School (1A, 2A, 3A and 4A) All-Star Game will be played at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Lamar. The games will have a pre-set format, according to the TGCA website. It is detailed as follows: The game will consist of two 18-minute halves. In the first half the clock will stop at 12 minutes and again at six minutes for substitutions. In the second half the clock will stop at 14 minutes, 10 minutes and 6 minutes. A playing system of four players will be used with one spot used for free substitutions. The coaches will need to declare before the game and at halftime the three groups of player distinctions.

FIRST HALF: Playing time will be divided into three six-minute sessions. Group 1 will play the first six minutes, Group 2 the second six minutes and Group 3 the last six minutes. The fifth player of each session will be selected from the two groups not playing at the time. The free player may be substituted during a six-minute period.

SECOND HALF: The same format will be followed in the second half, but using three four-minute sessions. The last six minutes of the second half will be free substitution.The assistant scorekeeper and the team monitors will need a list of the playing groups so they can monitor the substitutions being made. In case or injury or illness, one player from the groups may play in two of the sessions, or she may be substituted for during the half.

RESULTS: Jaelyn Knight jumped center for the Red Team which led 45-43 at halftime. She went on to score 7 points on 2/3 2-point field goals and 1/2 3-point field goals, and had 1 steal, 2 assists, and 2 offensive and 2 defensive rebounds in route to a 87-58 win.

— By Galen Wellnicki

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