Bartman, Smeaton help Gold net overtime all-star win
Dillingham's Kameron Bartman and Caden Smeaton joined King Cove's Colten Mack in celebrating a huge win on Saturday in the 2017 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 2017 Class 1A/2A Senior All-Star Games. All three Southwest stars contributed to the Gold All-Stars' wild 103-94 overtime win over the Blue in front of a large crowd at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The game didn't start off with a lot of reasons for Bartman, Smeaton and Mack to smile. The Blue All-Stars posted a 48-38 run in the first half and took a 10-point lead into the second half.
The Gold didn't go away, however. Sparked by shots from Bartman and Petersburg's Stewart Conn, the team rallied back to tie the game at 91-91 at the end of regulation. The Gold finished the come-from-behind win in OT by reeling off a decisive 12-3 run.
Bartman finished the game with six points and two rebounds, while Smeaton contributed five points and a pair of rebounds and steals.
Mack, who helped lead King Cove to the Class 1A state tournament in March, chalked up two rebounds and two assists. He also tallied an assist.
Conn provided much of the offensive firepower for the Gold. He pumped in 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Unalaska's Carter Price was among the key players for the Blue All-Stars. He chalked up 16 points in the game, including six of which came from behind the three-point arc. He also contributed five rebounds and four assists.
Bristol Bay's Austin King and Peter Geffe also played well for the Blue. King tallied six points and pulled down four rebounds in almost 18 minutes of play. Geffe added two points and four rebounds, while also registering a blocked shot and an assist.
In the boys' 3A/4A contest, Barrow's Trevor Thomas scored 15 points and Kotzebue's Bish Gallahorn added 11 more en route to powering the Blue All-Stars to a 116-104 victory.
Bethel's Jayvin Williams tallied nine points to help lead the Gold.