Eight local basketball players named McDonald’s All-Stars

first_imgEllsworth senior Madison Card was one of eight local high school athletes who made McDonald’s Senior All-Star basketball teams.FILE PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPELLSWORTH — Eight local high school athletes competed in the Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star basketball games on Saturday at Husson University in Bangor.Those Hancock County athletes included Ellsworth’s Madison Card, Mount Desert Island’s Sierra Tapley and Kelsey Shaw, Deer Isle-Stonington’s Ally Eaton, George Stevens Academy’s Nicholas Szwez and Will Entwisle, and Bucksport’s Tyler Pye and Riley MacLeod.GSA’s Dwayne Carter coached the boys’ Class C/D North team, which included Szwez, Entwisle, Pye and MacLeod. Szwez and Entwisle scored 12 points each for the North All-Stars en route to their 113-79 loss to the South.Card, who played with Tapley and Shaw for the girls’ Class AA/A/B North, also contributed 12 points. The North All-Stars lost 86-69.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth girls’ coach Andy Pooler said he can’t recall the last female basketball player for Ellsworth to qualify for a McDonald’s All-Star team.“She’s a good scorer at all costs,” Pooler said of Card. “She’s going to go through a brick wall to get to the basket.”Eaton was the only local athlete to play on a winning team, as the girls’ Class C/D North defeated the South All-Stars 65-63.Net proceeds from the All-Star games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. Last year’s All-Star weekend raised more than $32,000 for the charities. Since its founding in 1998, RMHC of Maine has granted more than $3 million to more than 250 nonprofit organizations.last_img

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