Northland's McKeithen stands out in City all-star win over OCC

The Northland boys basketball team had a seven-year run of City League championships snapped during the regular season by Brookhaven, but there's no questioning the amount of the talent that resided in the program this season.

During the District 10's City League vs. OCC all-star game April 6 at New Albany, Northland's Derek McKeithen finished with 24 points to lead his team to a 94-79 win over the OCC.

Walnut Ridge's Dymiere Finch had 15 points, West's Charles Holland, finished with 13 points, Marion-Franklin's Dametrius Walker had 10 points and Eastmoor's Nate Jameson added eight for the City.

The OCC, playing without players such as Upper Arlington's Kevin Vannatta and Gahanna's Javon Bess, got 18 points from Gahanna's Manny Powell, 17 from Westerville Central's Eric James and 14 from Franklin Heights' Akiean Frederick.

Bess and Vannatta, along with Olentangy Liberty's Mike Deleon and Newark's Teddy Metzen, are playing in the Ohio vs. Kentucky all-star game April 12 at Thomas More College in Kentucky.

*In the Division II-III-IV boys all-star game, Columbus Academy's Jonathan Kornberg had 20 points and Hartley's Chris Moxley and Worthington Christian's Sam Condon each scored 13 points to lead the East squad past the West 85-84. Centennial's Octavius Luke added 12 points for the East.

Ready's Shane Lee (21 points) and Josh Gantz (13 points) and Watterson's Matt Lehmann (13 points) paced the West all-stars.

*In the girls District 10 game, the City League/MSL/CCL team beat the OCC 80-66.

Walnut Ridge's Taylor Kilgore-Barr scored 17 points and Northland's Brooklynn Peterson and Africentric's Alexa Hart both had 15 points from the CL/MSL/CCL team.

The OCC team, playing without players such as Reynoldsburg's Alyssa Rice and Upper Arlington's Andi Norman, got 13 points from Dublin Scioto's Bri Bell and 12 apiece from Reynoldsburg's Nicole Orr and Worthington Kilbourne's Kayla Pack.

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By: Jarrod Ulrey

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