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MARQUETTE’S CROWDER LEADS EAST ALL-STARS PAST WEST
IN REESE’S DIVISION I COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME
NEW ORLEANS, LA. (March 30, 2012) -- Marquette’s Jae Crowder was named the East All-Stars’ Reese’s® Perfect Player as he led all scorers with 25 points leading the East All-Stars to a 103-99 win over the West All-Stars in the Reese’s®Division I College All-Star Game Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Crowder, who had 18 points in the second half, was nine of 16 from the floor while adding five rebounds, three assists and three steals in the win.
Temple’s Ramone Moore added 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds while John Shurna of Northwestern finished with 12 points. Iona’s Scott Machado had a game-high eight assist go to with his 11 points.
Missouri’s Ricardo Ratliffe was named the West All-Stars’ Reese’s Perfect Player as he led the team with 21 points to go with 10 rebounds. Ratliffe was seven of 11 from the field. Wendell McKines from New Mexico State finished with 15 points and a game-high 18 rebounds while UNLV’s Chace Stanback had 16 points for the West.
Casper Ware from Long Beach State had a team-high seven assists to go with his 10 points.
Shurna and Mitchell Watt from Buffalo each had nine points in the first half as the East led 51-45 at the break. Bradford Burgess from VCU and McKines had eight first half points each to lead the West.
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