South Mississippi All-Star Basketball Showcase tipped off Thursday

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - The boys basketball game used a Home team and Away team format with players from St. Martin, Biloxi, West Harrison, Moss Point, St. Stanislaus, Pascagoula and Gautier playing on the home team.  The away team consisted of players from Ocean Springs, Pearl River Central, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, D'Iberville, Hancock and Stone.

Stacee St. Julian of St. Martin helped lead the Home team past the Away team 107-98. St. Julian netted 21 points, 6 rebounds and deflected 5 shots and was named MVP.

Harvey Smart of West Harrison drilled 23 points.

Gulfport's Jashire Hardnett scored 20 points for the Away team.  Hardnett has a number of college scholarship offers and displayed outstanding basketball talent with quick moves to the bucket and pulled up and connected on long range bucket.

St. Martin head coach Charlie Pavlus served as the Home team coach with assistant coach Seber Windham of Biloxi.  Honorary coaches were Jackie Laird of Biloxi and Dean Shaw of Picayune.

The Away team had a family connection.  Monti Noblitt of Ocean Springs was the head coach and was assisted by his brothers, Matt Noblitt of Pearl River Central and Marty Noblitt of Greene County.  Their dad, Mike Noblitt of Vancleave fame was the Away team honorary coach.

The underclassmen girls game was divided into East and West teams.  The West All-stars beat the East All-Stars 63-46.  The West had players from West Harrison, George County, Stone, Hattiesburg and Bay High.

The East All-Star were from Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, St. Martin, Ocean Springs and Harrison Central.

Shantavis Hughes of Hattiesburg was named the MVP.  She drilled six three-points.

Friday night the Senior girls and boys take the spotlight at St. Martin High School.

The Home All-Stars will be coached by D'Iberville's Lorenzo Wright, assisted by Gulfport's Owen Miller while Gerald Austin of Gulfport will serve as the Honorary coach.

The Away All-Stars will be coached by Todd Miller of Stone and assisted by Scott Stevens of Picayune.

Kentucky signee Devin Booker who played at Moss Point headlines the Home roster and Ed Simpson, who is headed to Middle Tennessee, will lead the Away roster.

Gulfport guard Dimitri Cook, a member of the Class 6A State Champion Admirals, will sign with a Division I college on Sunday.

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