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MERCERSBURG >> It's time for one last hoorah for the basketball players in Franklin and Fulton counties.

On Saturday, James Buchanan will play host to the 24th annual Blue Mountain Senior All-Star Classic. The girls game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30.

"This is just a fun evening to see the good players from all different teams," organizer Ralph Lehman said. "You end up having a lot of talent in the same gym."

All 11 coaches from the area are asked to nominate at least two seniors, and the game accepts all players as long as space permits. Some teams, such as McConnellsburg's boys and girls and Chambersburg's girls, have only one senior on their roster, so they will be represented by Tyrelle White, Sam Roberts and Jenn Grove, respectively.

Sponsored by Blue Mountain Sports Apparel, every participating player is given a jersey with his or her name on the back.

"They underwrite that whole expense for us, which is really great," Lehman said. "We wouldn't be able to do this if it weren't for them."

The game will also feature a 3-point shooting contest during halftime of the girls game and a dunk contest during the boys break. The winner of each contest, plus an MVP selected from each boys and girls teams, will receive a gift certificate to Blue Mountain Sports Apparel.

"This is the last opportunity as seniors for these players to participate in this way," Lehman said. "The purpose of the All-Star game is just to give that opportunity to graduating seniors to all come together on one court, compete against each other and have a lot of fun." The admission fee is $5, and the event is organized by the James Buchanan Athletics Boosters.

Blue Mtn. All-Stars

Boys White Team

Chambersburg — Allan Bernard, Lifson Dessame; Forbes Road — Brock Broadwater, Jonathan Martz, Nick Keller; Greencastle-Antrim — Josh Ehko, Aaron Peer, Logan Springs; Waynesboro — Ben Clemmer, Ethan Mohn, Jake Neterer, Nate Roefaro.

Boys Red Team

Cumberland Valley Christian — Jeremiah Graves, Conner Chapman; James Buchanan — Shamar Pates, Aaron Nagy, Ryan Hissong, Colby Sites; McConnellsburg — Tyrelle White; Shippensburg — Bryce Hastings, Nick Jacoby, Zaen Miller, Emmitt Geiger.

Girls White Team

Chambersburg — Jenn Grove; Cumberland Valley Christian — Jessica Becker, Emily Rice; Forbes Road — Braylin Hohman; Shippensburg — Drew Lovett, Denice Lovett; Southern Fulton — Tylar Smith, Allison Spade.

Girls Red Team

Fannett-Metal — Amanda Laye, Melissa Zeger; James Buchanan — Jenna Carbaugh, Susan Mackling, Jennae Piper; McConnellsburg — Sam Roberts; Shalom Christian — Tori Yoder.

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