Eight area cagers tabbed for Canton's Kiwanis Club All-Star games

Posted Online: March 12, 2014, 8:44 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
With the 2013-14 prep basketball seasons drawing to a close, it's that time of year when the postseason accolades and all-star game invitations start to roll in.

Eight area cagers were invited to participate in the ninth annual Kiwanis Club of Canton's All-Star girls' and boys' basketball games. Those contests are set for Saturday, Mar. 29, at Canton's Alice Ingersoll Gymnasium with the girls getting underway at 6 p.m. and the boys set to follow around 8.

In the girls' game, Wethersfield senior guard Kristen Parsons will suit up for the North All-Star squad, alongside three Monmouth-Roseville players -- forward Kim Jensen and guards Natalie Baber and Katie Staley, the latter two selected as alternates.

Parsons' father, Wethersfield boys' basketball coach Jeff Parsons, will guide the North squad in the second game, with two of his standouts, guards Trevor Lay and Matt Jenkins, suiting up for him one final time. The South All-Stars will feature Monmouth-Roseville's Trayvon Smith and Joe Colclasure.


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