Posted: Friday, 03 May 2013 1:31PM

Teams set for Lions All-Star Classic games

Springfield, Mo. (  -- Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in Springfield. The annual event features the best graduating basketball seniors in the Springfield area.

Parkview’s Erik Durham and Kickapoo’s Chris Ward will lead the City Boys against an Area team that features the Nixa duo of Jalen Norman and Austin Ruder teaming alongside small-school stars Austin Essick (Billings) and Jordan Bowling (Crane).

All 10 players on the Area Girls’ roster will be playing a collegiate sport.

The action begins with the girls’ game at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ game.

Coaches for the event are: Keri Nichols (City Girls/Parkview), Rory Henry (Area Girls/Walnut Grove), Bill Brown (City Boys/Parkview) and Mike Wilson (Area Boys/Strafford).

City Girls
Hannah Steinmetz, Central
Stephanie McGiunis, Glendale
Alexis Cheek, Hillcrest
Alissa Ruggles, Hillcrest
Kristain Todd, Hillcrest
Brooke Hawkins, Parkview
Kianna McDaniel, Parkview
Emma Penn, Parkview
Bri Stiles, Parkview
Madison Robertson, Springfield Catholic
Area Girls
Moria Dapprich, Branson
Maggie McMenamy, Crane
Morgan Kensinger, Fair Grove
Jeana Raper, Nixa
Haylee Beard, Ozark
Jackie Fugate, Ozark
Catlin Evans, Pleasant Hope
Alice Heinzler, Republic
Braythan Helms, Seymour
Dana Graves, Weaubleau
City Boys
Nathan Carmichael, Greenwood
Roy Hardy, Jr., Hillcrest
Austin Petry, Hillcrest
Thomas Whittaker, Hillcrest
Tyler Bussell, Kickapoo
Chris Ward, Kickapoo
Erik Durham, Parkview
A.J. Green, Parkview
Nathan Reichart, Parkview
Tyler Johnson, Springfield Catholic
Area Boys
Austin Essick, Billings
Jordan Bowling, Crane
Deric Link, Fair Grove
Lance Schaffer, Fair Play
Tyler Simpson, Hurley
Jalen Norman, Nixa
Austin Ruder, Nixa
Brett Krisik, Ozark
Jake Fletcher, Republic
Caleb Kauffman, Weaubleau

Photo Galleries

Pictures: Ava 9, Mt. Grove 8

Ava won the battle of SCA unbeatens with a walk-off sac fly.

Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8

Southwest claims the Ozark 7 championship.

Pictures: Central vs. Glendale tennis

The Falcons and Bulldogs met at Cooper on Wednesday.
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