The Battle in Bergen County’s Annual All Star Games

The Battle in Bergen County’s Annual All Star Games

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One of the teams from the all star games. Senior Khay'la Latimer had 30 points.

The Battle in Bergen County hosts four all-star games every Spring/Summer to showcase the local talent. Players chosen are permitted to participate for free and are given a t-shirt to wear and keep. Some of the local Division 3 colleges are invited to watch. This year the 8th grade and under games were played on May 14, 2017, and the high school game was played on June 10, 2017.

In the fourth grade and under division there were players chosen from Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Rockland Counties.

The yellow team won 20-19. Everyone on the yellow team was in the fourth grade. On the yellow team, standing in the back from left to right are Lucia Santiago from Bloomfield, NJ, Thalia Leborne from Roseland, NJ, Gabby Higgins from Secaucus, NJ, and Milan Jones from East Orange, NJ. Seated on the floor from left to right are Sofia LoPresti from Sparkill, NY, Kendralee Ramirez from North Bergen, NJ, Kristen Phelan from Tappan, NY, and Angie DeStefano from Tappan, NY.

On the pink team, from left to right are 4th grade 4th grade Maya Coblentz-Brown from West Orange, NJ, Gabrielle Kot from Bloomfield, NJ, 3rd grade Addison Nyemchek from Congers, NY, 4th grade Charlotte March from Tappan, NY, 4th grade Sasha Resnick from North Caldwell, NJ, and 4th grade Magnolia Acosta from Nanuet, NY. Two players who also participated, who are not shown, are 4th grade Susie Gentile from Roseland, NJ and 2nd grade Annie Gentile, also from Roseland, NJ.

In the 5th and 6th Grade Division the Pink tem won 46-27.

On the Pink team 5th grade Jessica Van Sant from Bayonne, NJ was unable to make the game so 6th grader Meghan Gentile from Roseland, NJ filled in for her (not shown in picture). On the pink in the back row from left to right are 5th grade Olivia Palladino from River Edge, NJ, 6th grade Phoebe Costalos from Westfield, NJ, and 6th grade Amanda Iavarone from Dumont, NJ. In the front row are 6th grade Olivia O’Donnell from River Edge, NJ, 6th grade Erin Nader from River Edge, NJ, and 6th grade Emma Evancho from River Edge, NJ.

On the yellow team in the back row from left to right are 6th grade Kiana Hill from West Orange, NJ, 6th grade Sally Plagainos from Pearl River, NY, 6th grade Isabella Gilmour from River Edge, NJ, 6th grade Gabby DeGroat from River Edge, NJ, 6th grade Bella Molina from River Edge, NJ, and 6th grade Kiera Van Der Wall from Bergenfield, NJ. In the front row from left to right are 5th grade Lauren Gentile from Roseland, NJ, 5th grade Alison Gardella from Wood Ridge, NJ, and 5th grade Riley Scagliotti from River Edge, NJ.

In the 7th and 8th Grade All-Star Game the yellow team won 45-32. Some strong players from younger grades were brought up to participate.

On the yellow team, not shown, was 5th grade Leah Harmon from Clifton, NJ. In the picture, in the back from left to right are 7th grade Mackenzie Wicks from Union City, NJ, 7th grade Grace Pearson from New City, NY, 8th grade Amanda DiMase from Wood-Ridge, NJ, and 6th grade Tyonna Bailey from East Orange, NJ. On the bottom row from left to right are 8th grade Samantha Eckert from Wood-Ridge, NJ, 8th grade Shannon Phelan from Tappan, NY, and 6th grade Brianna English from East Orange, NJ. On the pink team, in the back row, from left to right are 8th grade Natalie Cala from Wood-Ridge, NJ, 8th grade Emily Gardella from Wood-Ridge, NJ, 8th grade Justise Jones from Hackensack, NJ, and 7th grade Iggy Crandell from Hoboken, NJ. On the bottom row from left to right are 8th grade Brianna Perez from Dumont, NJ, 7th grade from Dana Phelan from Tappan, NY, 6th grade Natalie Stoupakis from Totowa, NJ, and 6th grade Meghan Gentile from Roseland, NJ.

In the high school all-star game the pink team won 51-44.

On the pink team, in the back row from the left to right, are 9th grade Maura Bednarcik from New Milford, NJ/Academy of the Holy Angels, 9th grade Sofia Battista from River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley HS, 12th grade Khay’la Latimer from Teaneck, NJ/Immaculate Conception (Lodi)/Dominican College, and 8th grade Amanda DiMase from Wood-Ridge, NJ. The bottom row from left to right are 11th grade Asia Rivera from Saddle Brook HS, 11th grade Cerina Dunkel from Hillsdale/Pascack Valley HS, and 9th grade Angela Picheo from Wood-Ridge HS.

On the yellow team, from left to right are 9th grade Skylar Basich from Wood-Ridge HS, 12th grade Bionca Chambers from New Milford HS/Felician University, 10th grade Caitlin Carlson from River Vale/Pascack Valley HS, 10th grade Haylee Ramirez from North Bergen/Hudson Catholic, 10th grade Ore Agoro from Paramus HS, and 9th grade Shaye Whaley from Wood-Ridge HS.