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Basketball: West beats East 160-143 in Carino Club game

By Phil Anastasia

Inquirer Staff Writer

Rob DePersia of Haddonfield High School was named Most Valuable Player of the winning West team in Sunday's 38th annual Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey senior all-star game at Rutgers Camden.

DePersia, a lead guard, was one of  eight players in double figures for points as the West registered a 160-143 victory over the East in one of the highest scoring games in the history of the annual game.

Lindenwold swingman Malik Muldrow led all scorers with 21 for the West squad.

DePersia (17), Eastern guard Justin Fendrick (18), Cherry Hill West forward Can Oztamur (18), Camden guard Rasool Hinson (15) Cherry Hill East guard Jake Silpe (12), Haddon Heights guard Lucian Brownlee (11) and Holy Spirit forward Jordan Taylor (10) also scored in double figures for the West squad.

Haddonfield's Paul Wiedeman coached the West.

Schalick forward Mike Holloway was named MVP of the East squad. He scored 16 points.

St. Joseph's swingman B.J. Mitchell (17), Kingsway guard Marcus Robinson (16), Holy Spirit guard John Middleton (14) and Paulsboro forward Saleem Little (10) also scored in double figures for the East squad.

Delsea's Tom Freeman coached the East.

Westampton Tech guard LaMarr Morgan won the three-point shooting contest at halftime. Morgan scored 9 during the game for the East squad.

East 34 38 36 35 -- 143

West 38 41 41 40 -- 160

E: Saleem Little 10, Naquan Council 7, Kevin McWade 8, B.J. Mitchell 17, Donovan Simon 2, Marcus Robinson 16, Ned Ogoemesim 7, Matt Green 6, John Middleton 14, Kevin Allen 9, Theo Holloway 6, Lamarr Morgan 9, Nazir Williams 8, Keith Braxton 8, Mike Holloway 16.

West: Tyree Mann-Barnes 7, Rob DePersia 17, Justin Fendrick 18, Nick DePersia 6, R.J. McCullough 2, Jeff Haddock 7, Lucian Brownlee 11, Ryan McMahon 6, Jake Silpe 12, Paul Bellamy 4, Rasool Hinson 15, Malik Muldrow 21, Jordan Taylor 10, Can Oztamur 18, Brandon Cazan 6.

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