2012 McDonald's All-American Girls Game

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2012 McDonald's All-American Girls Game
1st Half2nd Half Total
East 4039 78
West 3147 79
DateMarch 28, 2012
ArenaUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
MVP/MOPAlexis Prince
OfficialsAbby Bickle
Jenene Pence
Jennifer Washo
NetworkESPNU
AnnouncersLou Canellis (play–by–play)
Abby Waner (color commentator)
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The 2012 McDonald's All-American Girls Game is an All-star basketball game that was played on March 28, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bulls. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school girls graduating in 2012. The game is the 11th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 2002. The West team won 79–78.[1]

2012 Game[edit]

The East team dominated the first half, achieving a lead of 16 points at one time. The West team fought back, but still trailed by eleven points at the half. In the second half, the West team continued to cut into the lead, and a layup by Morgan Tuck produced a tie at 50 points each early in the second half. Tuck ended the game with 18 points, but West's Nirra Fields, the first player ever to make a McDonald's All-American roster from Canada, ended the game with 20 points to lead all scorers. However, the West was unable to take the lead. The score was tied at 78 all, when East held for a final shot by Alexis Prince, but the shot did not go in and the buzzer sounded. The players headed to their benches, expecting to get ready for the first ever overtime in a McDonald's girls game. However, a late whistle had been blown and the referees decided that a foul on Bashaara Graves had occurred before the end of regulation. Three tenths of a second were put back on the game clock, and Graves went to the line with a one-and-one opportunity. She hit the first, and missed the second, but there was not enough time left for a subsequent play, so the East held on for the 79–78 win. Bashaara Graves was named the Tournament MVP.[2]

2012 East Roster[edit]

Source:[3]

# Name Height Position High School Home Town College Choice
13 Brianna Butler 5w-11 G Nazareth Brooklyn, NY Syracuse
4 Kahleah Copper 6-1 G Prep Charter Philadelphia, PA Rutgers
11 Bashaara Graves 6-2 F Clarksville Clarksville, TN Tennessee
23 Bria Holmes 6-1 W Hillhouse Hamden, CT West Virginia
14 Malina Howard 6-3 P Twinsburg Twinsburg, OH Maryland
22 Niya Johnson 5-7 PG P.K. Yonge Gainesville, FL Baylor
24 Michaela Mabrey 5-9 G Manasquan Manasquan, NJ Notre Dame
5 Sierra Moore 5-11 W Delone Catholic McSherrytown, PA Duke
21 Alexis Prince 6-1 W Edgewater Orlando, FL Baylor
30 Breanna Stewart 6-3 F Cicero–North Syracuse Cicero, NY Connecticut
20 Brittney Sykes 5-9 G University Newark, NJ Syracuse
3 Janee Thompson 5-7 PG Whitney Young Chicago, IL Kentucky

2012 West Roster[edit]

Source:[3]

# Name Height Position High School Home Town College Choice
1 Jordan Adams 6-1 G Mater Dei Santa Ana, Calif. USC
33 Candice Agee 6-6 P Silverado Silverado, Calif. Penn State
3 Katie Collier 6-3 P Seattle Christian SeaTac, Wash. Washington
25 Nirra Fields 5-9 G Mater Dei Santa Ana, Calif. UCLA
32 Moriah Jefferson 5-7 PG T.H.E.S.A. Glenn Heights, Texas Connecticut
30 Alexis Jones 5-8 PG MacArthur Irving, Texas Duke
24 Jordan Jones 5-6 PG DeSoto DeSoto, Texas Texas A&M
23 Jewell Loyd 5-9 G Niles West Lincolnwood, Ill. Notre Dame
34 Xylina McDaniel 6-2 F Spring Valley Columbia, S.C. North Carolina
  Imani Stafford 6-7 P Windward Los Angeles, Calif. Texas
44 Morgan Tuck 6-2 F Bolingbrook Bolingbrook, Ill. Connecticut
11 Courtney Williams 6-1 W North Shore Houston, Texas Texas A&M

Coaches[edit]

The East team was coached by:

The West team was coached by:

All-American Week[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  • Monday, March 26: Powerade Jamfest
    • Slam Dunk Contest
    • Three-Point Shoot-out
    • Timed Basketball Skills Competition
  • Wednesday, March 28: Girls All-American Game

Contest Winners[edit]

See also[edit]

2012 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Basketball Box Score" (PDF). mcdepk.com. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Michaelson, Lee (March 29, 2012). "Baylor-bound Alexis Prince leads East to 79-78 win in McDonald's All-American Game". FullCourt.com. Lee Michaelson. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
  3. ^ a b Hansen, Chris (March 26, 2012). "McDonald's All-American girls' rosters". ESPN. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
  4. ^ a b Elliott, Rich (March 27, 2012). "Stewart Dunks, Tuck Wins McDonald's 3-Point Shooting Contest". CTPost. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
  5. ^ Sweeney, Sean (Mar 28, 2012). "Video: High School Girl Throws Down 2 Dunks In McDonald's Slam Dunk Contest". Dimemag.com. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
  6. ^ Smith, Cameron (March 27, 2012). "McDonalds Slam Dunk Contest winner announced: Shabazz Muhammad". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.
  7. ^ "Jones wins McDonald's skills comp". ESPN. Mar 27, 2012. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013.

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