North girls beat South, 58-46; locals learn a lot about game

Published 12:00am Friday, July 25, 2014

MONTGOMERY — Fans might see a little more oomph coming from Katelyn Kinsaul and Jacie Williamson next season.
The Straughn rising seniors played in the 2014 North-South Alabama Girls All-Stars basketball game Wednesday night at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome at Alabama State University, and walked away with one mind set — to move up the floor a little bit faster.
Kinsaul and Williamson’s South squad fell 58-46 to the North in the annual game that puts the state’s best girl athletes on one court.
Kinsaul said the players were pretty good.
“The atmosphere is the same as the Final Four, but the players are different,” she said about her experience.
Williamson agreed on her teammate’s assessment of the game.
The North squad led 27-22 at halftime and came out in the third period and went on a 18-5 run.
What helped the victors get to an eventual 47-27 lead late in the third were South turnovers. The South gave up 29 turnovers compared to the North’s 10.
Kinsaul scored her only points of the game with 4:50 left in the fourth on a 3-pointer to cut it to 57-36.
Williamson, who played 10 minutes, grabbed one rebound. Kinsaul played 12 minutes nabbed two rebounds with her three points.
Look for a gallery of Williamson and Kinsaul playing in the All-Star game on our Facebook page.
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