West teams win Azalea All-Star Games

Posted by Coleman Swierc

Tyler, TX – The 7th Annual Azalea Orthopedics All-Stars Basketball games were played tonight at The University of Texas at Tyler's Patriot Center. 

The best young men and women high school athletes from around East Texas participated in this year's tournament. 

The teams were represented by 40 All-Stars from around the East Texas region .

Coaches for the girls' game, East All-Star Team:  Head Coach, Thomas Aldridge, Longview; Assistant Coach, Essie Faggett, Longview; Assistant Coach, Barielle Sims, Longview.  

Coaches for the West All-Star Team:  Head Coach, Terry Short, Cayuga; Assistant Coach, Don Sharp, Cayuga.

The girls' game, East vs. West, was won by West 51-42.  MVP honors went to Lexus Mack, from Cayuga High School who scored 9 points during the game. 

Lexus has been named District MVP 2010, TABC & TGCA  All State 2010. She remains undecided on the college of her choice.

Coaches for the boys' game, East All-Star Team:  Head Coach, Ron Hanks, Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill; Assistant Coach, Anthony Williams, Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill. 

Coaches for the West All-Star Team: Head Coach, Scott Albritton, Lindale; Assistant Coach, Ike Anders, Lindale; Assistant Coach, Daniel Devisscher, Lindale.

The boys' game was won by the West 74-68 . MVP honors went to Jaron Johnson who played forward for the West team. Jaron was 1st Team All District 09, All East Texas 2009, District Off POY 2010, 2010. He will play basketball for Tyler Junior College.

Azalea Orthopedic Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Kim Foreman and Dr. Robert Dennis presented awards to all All-Star players.  "The games were well attended, well played, and very entertaining", said Dr. Foreman.  "It was great to have so many players choose to play their last high school game in the Azalea Orthopedics All-Star Game. We especially appreciate all of the families and fans that came out to see their players from so many East Texas schools," said Dr. Dennis. Leslie Fossey, director of marketing for Azalea Orthopedics said that over 1100 fans came out to enjoy the games.

The proceeds from the All-Star game sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics go to benefit the Bethesda Clinic in Tyler.  Bethesda is a faith-based clinic dedicated to living out the Biblical and historical commission of the church to care for those in need by providing affordable, high quality health care for the working uninsured of Smith County.