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WP’s Martin takes MVP at Cambridge CSO All-Star game PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:09

By Josh Sumner

The Wauneta Breeze


One game was close, while one wasn’t at all.

But at the conclusion of both the girls and boys games of the Cambridge CSO All-Star basketball games, two things were consistent: The West team was the winner, and a pair of records no longer existed.

Led in part by the 49-point combined effort of Wau-Pal’s “Big 3,” consisting of Drew Harris, Ricky Martin and Chris Bartels, the West boys blew the doors off the East 117-71.

In all likelihood, it’s the last time Harris, Martin and Bartels will share the basketball floor.

Recent Wauneta-Palisade graduate Ricky Martin (No. 24) shakes hands with his teammates on the West team of the Cambridge CSO All-Star Basketball Game last Friday. (Courtesy Photo)


Martin led all scorers with his 27-point effort in the ball game, earning him MVP honors at its conclusion. He made a total of eight 3-pointers on the night, shattering the previous Cambridge CSO All-Star basketball game record of five made 3-pointers, set by Travis Hughes of Elwood in 1996.

Bartels notched 13 points for the West, while teammate Drew Harris tallied 9 points on the evening.

Things were a little tighter on the girls’ side.

The West girls took down the East 100-97 in the highest scoring game in CSO history. The 197 combined points topped the record set in the 1995 incarnation of the exhibition classic.

Brittany Schillington, of Dundy County-Stratton, and Gretchen Sehnert, of McCook, each led the West in scoring with 18 points apiece. Schillington earned MVP honors in the game.

Wauneta-Palisade’s Bethany Riener, playing for the winning West squad, scored 16 points in the game, including a rare 4-point play which pulled her team ahead late in the game.