CHICAGO, Ill. (WTNH)–Capital Prep star and Meriden’s own Kiah Gillespie held her own at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago on Wednesday night, scoring 9 points in 16 minutes of action for the East team, which pulled out an 89-87 victory over the West All-Stars.
Gillespie helped the East get back into the game early, knocking down a three to make the score 16-7, West.
Nation’s No. 1-ranked recruit and future Husky Katie Lou Samuelson (from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.) scored 12 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for the West, while teammate and fellow UConn signee Napheesa Collier (Incarnate Word, St. Louis) put up 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Notre Dame signee Marina Mabrey (Manasquan, N.J.) led the East with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Mabrey shared co-MVP honors with Tennessee committ Te’a Cooper (McEachern; Powder Springs, Ga.), who scored 21 points, two short of the game’s all-time record.
UConn signee 6-2 forward De’Janae Boykin (Charles H. Flowers; Springdale, Md.) scored 8 points for the East team.