First Posted: 3/28/2012
FOREST CITY – Danielle Terranella won the pre-game Foul Shooting Contest then earned team Most Valuable Player honors for leading the Red to a 69-64 victory over the Blue in the Lackawanna League Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game.
The Red, made up of players from Divisions 1 and 2, trailed the squad of Division 3 players for most of three quarters. Terranella went 6-for-8 from the line in the fourth quarter while scoring eight of her team-high 18 points. Terranella also had 12 rebounds.
Tiffany O’Donnell of Abington Heights also excelled both in pre-game competition and the game. O’Donnell won the 3-Point Shooting Contest then hit three 3-pointers in the game while adding 13 points for the Red.
Clarissa Eggleston of Lackawanna Trail was named Blue MVP after scoring 13 points. Montrose’s Dallas Ely led the Blue with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
The Blue took a 12-6 lead on consecutive baskets by Lakeland’s Allison Kraky. The Blue led, 13-8, after one quarter. The Red started making shots in the second quarter when it scored 25 points and got 3-pointers from five different players.
Terranella scored five points in the final 20 seconds of the half, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 33-32 advantage.
The Red withstood 12 points by Ely in the fourth quarter. Ely hit a 3-pointer for a 54-54 tie with 8:20 left, but O’Donnell hit two for the Red in the first 3:01.Terranella and Valley View’s Caroline Mancuso led the Red to the next eight points. Mancuso set up one basket and scored another off a back-court steal by Lauren Hoyt of Abington Heights. Terranella hit both ends of a one-and-one to clinch the win.