The night was filled with fireworks even before the games started. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings surrounded Craig County where the Lake O' the Cherokees All Star Basketball games were taking place on Thursday, May 11 in Vinta.
In the girls game the locals really stood out with Jay's Haley Dry being the MVP for the girls white team. Dry finished with 11 points to lead the team hitting six points in the first quarter on two threes and then finishing with a deuce in the second and a three in the fourth.
Vinita's Kaitlin Benge had 10 points for the white team to be the only other player in double figures for the white team. Tailee REeding had five points for the white team.
The girls Dark team was led by Oklahoma's Player of the Year Keni Jo Lippe who had 20 points. Lippe has signed to play basketball at Oral Roberts University in the fall.
Alacyn Cummings of Oaks had two points in the game while Emma Kirk of Kansas had one point.
The Dark team jumped out in the game 20-12 over the girls White team and led 38-28 at half time.
The Dark team outscored the White team 21-15 in the third and 14-11 in the fourth.
The boys game was fast paced from the beginning. The boys white team led 23-13 after the first quarter and 59-33 at halftime.
Dylan Siers of Kansas was the MVP for the Dark Team withe 19 and also the leading scorer in the game.
Siers had five three's in the game. Oaks Trey Fields also was in double figures for the Dark with 14. Fields had five in the first and seven points in the fourth for the majority of his scoring.
Thomas Horton of Grove had 13 points for the Dark Team and Jay's Chase Brock three.
Vinita's Spencer Shepard was the leading scorer for the White Team with 18 points. He also had five three point shots in the game.
Kansas' Kalin Parson was in double figures for the White Team with 12 points. Parsons combined for seven points in the first half and five in the second. Jay's Tyler Battiest had eight points for the White Team, Oaks' Shae Beaver and Ezra Morrison seven each.