Miss Basketball Erin Boley had a couple of clutch baskets, and University of Kentucky signee Lindsey Corsaro was one of the East’s leading rebounders, but their team fell to the West, 97-88, in overtime in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night.
Boley — the Elizabethtown High School star — hit a three-pointer and a mid-range jumper in the final minutes of regulation for the East squad, which led by 10 points at halftime but couldn’t hold off a late West rally.
The Notre Dame signee finished with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. Her other eight points came in a flurry over the first five minutes of the second quarter, helping the East jump out to a double-digit lead.
Corsaro, a 6-foot guard from Indianapolis, scored only four points on 2-for-6 shooting but was active on the boards. She grabbed seven rebounds, third most on the team, in 15 minutes on the court. Corsaro was UK’s lone signee at this year’s McDonald’s Game.
“You have to be prepared to fill whatever role you need to play, because you’re not going to come here and play the same role you did on your high school team or your AAU team,” Corsaro said. “You just need to come in with the mindset that you’re going to do whatever it takes to get on the floor and make a difference.”
The game’s most valuable player was Sabrina Ionescu, a 5-10 guard from California who has not yet announced her college decision. Ionescu made back-to-back three-pointers in overtime to give the West the lead. She had 25 points, 10 rebounds and went 7-for-14 from three-point range.
Louisville had two signees in the game: Ciera Johnson (12 points and nine rebounds for the East) and Kylee Shook (two points and four rebounds for the West).