Gunn Helps East to All-Star Victory
Lady Cougar standout Kendal Gunn was a member of the victorious East squad in the Arkansas High School Coaches' Association All-Star Basketball Game, played this past Thursday at the Farris Center of the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Gunn and the East, which included RHS coach Matt Dean as an assistant coach, came away with an 80-58 victory.
Gunn, a prolific scorer at Rector, did not put up a shot in the contest, but contributed through her hard-nosed play inside, securing six rebounds in the win, the second highest total on the squad. She also added an assist in the victory.
"It was a lot of fun; a good experience," Gunn said of her selection and participation in the All-Star Game. "I enjoyed it. I had the opportunity to play with the best players in the state, and I had a lot of fun doing it."
Kalela Miller of Beebe paced with East with a game-high 25 points en route to being named MVP. The East trailed 40-39 at halftime, but rolled from that point, outpacing the West 41-18 in the second and third stanzas. The East defense, of which Gunn was a main contributor, held the West team to just one field goal in the fourth period.
On the boys' side, the East completed the sweep with an 85-78 win. Area representatives included Spencer Reaves, who finished with 10 points, and Cole Crabtree, as well as Kahron Ross of Jonesboro.