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Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game Reactions

SALINA — Forty-two Kansas high school students competed in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games on Saturday night.

The girls gold stars defeated the blues team, 96-85, while the blues stars won the boys match, 95-85.

Here are some of the best players from both games at Mabee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University.

Salina was nice to Eudora’s Harper Schreiner

It’s been a successful four months for Eudora’s Harper Schreiner, especially in Salina.

Schreiner was a member of the Cardinals basketball team that finished second in Class 4A at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in March and won the Class 4A State Softball Championship in May at Salina South. Schreiner’s third and final trip to Salina was for the KBCA All-Star Game, where she led the winning team to gold with 16 points.

Schreiner, a Pittsburg State basketball signee, was already back in basketball mode after attending team camps with the Gorillas.

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Harper Schreiner (14) of Eudora dribbles the ball while being defended by Reese Roper (12) of Haven during the KBCA All-Star Game on Saturday June 18, 2022 at Mabee Arena in Salina.

“I love basketball and it was (fun) to get back to a faster sport,” Schreiner said. “It was not my goal (to lead the team). I’m glad I did what it took to get the win.”

It was a long day for Schreiner, who got up at 6:30 a.m. and drove to Salina from Pittsburgh to compete in the event.

“It was exhausting,” Schreiner said. “Just winning the game was the icing on the cake.”

Schreiner also played in the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game earlier this spring and was part of the Kansas team that won that exhibition.

“I’m 2-0 in all-star games, so I can’t ask for anything more,” Schreiner said.

Cheney's Harrison Voth (2) looks for an open teammate during the KBCA All-Star Game on Saturday June 18, 2022 at Mabee Arena in Salina.

Cheney’s Harrison Voth adapts to pace to lead Blue Stars

Harrison Voth had a rhythm in the boys game.

I led the blue team with 17 points en route to their win.

“It’s nice to be able to do that (and) compete with these guys,” Voth said. “(This) was definitely different from (Class) 3A basketball. (It was) much faster, so I just tried to find another way to score.”

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