April 23, 2013
Peterson among area standouts in state all-star hoops games
One thing former Northland girls basketball coach Dean Washington wanted to see when he attended the Division I-II all-star girls North-South game April 21 at Capital University was how well his former star, senior Alexis Peterson, would look when surrounded by talents of similar caliber.
Needless to say, she looked just fine.
The Syracuse-recruit, who was the district's Player of the Year and ThisWeek Super 12 captain each of the last two seasons, made 11 of 17 shots from the floor on the way to having 26 points, five assists and four rebounds.
"I've seen her play with my girls, but I wanted to see if, when she was playing with the talent, how she'd blend in," Washington said. "It was kind of an interesting dynamic. I'd say she's going to be a solid contributor in college."
Peterson was one of three players from central Ohio for the South all-stars, who lost to the North 94-91. Pickerington North's Christy Macioce finished with nine points and Olentangy Orange's Taylor Agler added six points. As was her trademark throughout her prep career when many of her points came on 3-pointers, Agler made a pair of 3s.
In the girls Division III-IV game, Africentric post player Marley Hill had 20 points to help her team win 96-91 in overtime.
Agler will play for Indiana, Hill will play for Cincinnati and Macioce will play for Dayton.
*In boys all-star action April 21, the North beat the South 123-99 in Division I-II and the South won the Division III-IV game 102-89 over the North.
Africentric's Kenny Robinson had 13 points, including one 3-pointer, to help the South win in Division III-IV.
Davidson-recruit Jack Gibbs from Westerville North finished with 16 points for the South in Division I-II. Mike Wells of Delaware, who also played for South and is a University of Albany recruit, had six points.