The Little Eight and Pheasant Conferences had their annual Senior All-Star game this past weekend at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy's Gymnasium. This event first started in 2018 and has continued as something that senior student-athletes really enjoy. The Little Eight Conference team was coached by Ryan Garvin and the Pheasant conference team was coached by Kraig Hunter. The game was close throughout and not a lot of defense was played until the final 5 minutes of the game. With 3 seconds left in regulation there was a half-court shot for the win that just missed going in. When the buzzer sounded it was 90-90 and the first ever overtime took place. The final score was 96-95 in favor of the Pheasant conference. This event provided a ton of smiles, laughs, handshakes and hugs as the players, coaches, and fans were all able to enjoy the night.
Sunday, April 10, promises to be an exciting day of basketball at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy as the Senior All-Star Event is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm. The girls’ and boys’ 3-point and dunk contests will begin at 5:15pm and at approximately 6:00pm the Senior All-Star boys’ game featuring the top seniors from the Pheasant Conference going up against the top seniors from the Little Eight Conference will get underway.
Hillcrest senior Sam Brumfield (24.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, 77% FT) is the MVP and Randy Dorn of Battle Lake is the Coach of the Year in the Little Eight Conference. Hillcrest and Ashby shared the LEC Boys’ Basketball Conference Championship with records of 11-1.